house bill 217 http://wkms.org en Beshear Signs Pill Mill Fix Legislation http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-pill-mill-fix-legislation <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear signed on Tuesday legislation&nbsp;aimed at "fixing" 2012's crackdown on pill mills.</p><p>The so-called pill mill fix bill, House Bill 217, exempts hospitals and long term care facilities from constantly running prescribing reports on patients in their care.</p><p>But supporters of the bill, including House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Senate President Robert Stivers and Beshear&nbsp;said the new legislation doesn't weaken the 2012 efforts to tackle pill mills—pain clinics that abuse their prescription-writing authority for people seeking pain medication for recreational use.</p><p><em>"But as with most major reforms efforts, the implementation of House Bill 1 demonstrated a few imperfections that needed to be fixed," Beshear said. "House Bill 217 makes those fixes, without reducing the impact of the original legislation."</em> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:57:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28893 at http://wkms.org Beshear Signs Pill Mill Fix Legislation Legislative Fix to 2012 Pill Mill Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee http://wkms.org/post/legislative-fix-2012-pill-mill-bill-passes-house-judiciary-committee <p></p><p>A bill addressing problems with last year's prescription pill mill bill has cleared the House Judiciary Committee. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is sponsoring the bill, which reduces some tough regulations that followed the pill mill bill. &nbsp;The legislation, House Bill 217,&nbsp;requires hospitals and long term care facilities to still pull KASPER reports, but lessens other regulations on them. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:59:42 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28523 at http://wkms.org Legislative Fix to 2012 Pill Mill Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee