Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Filed: 5/11/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2777 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Controlled Substances Act is
5amended by adding Section 315.5 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 570/315.5 new)
7    Sec. 315.5. Opioid education for prescribers. Every
8prescriber who is licensed to prescribe controlled substances
9shall, during the pre-renewal period, complete 3 hours of
10continuing education on safe opioid prescribing practices
11offered or accredited by a professional association, State
12government agency, or federal government agency.
13Notwithstanding any individual licensing Act or administrative
14rule, a prescriber may count these 3 hours toward the total
15continuing education hours required for renewal of a
16professional license. Continuing education on safe opioid



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1prescribing practices applied to meet any other State licensure
2requirement or professional accreditation or certification
3requirement may be used toward the requirement under this
4Section. The Department of Financial and Professional
5Regulation may adopt rules for the administration of this