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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3098         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3359


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas A. Golden, Jr.


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to 72 hour emergency prescribing.






Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Eileen M. Donoghue

First Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3098        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3359

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3359) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians.  Public Health. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to 72 hour emergency prescribing.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Chapter 94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 50. A physician practicing in an emergency room shall not be permitted to provide to a patient seeking emergency care more than 72 hours worth of a controlled substance as defined by this chapter.

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