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ASAM and MISAM Submit Letter of Opposition to Bills That Would Limit Access to Addiction Treatment

May 24, 2017



ASAM and the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine (MISAM) submitted a letter of opposition to two bills. HB4404 would require physicians with an ownership interest in or who are the primary practicing physician at a pain management facility to hold a subspecialty certification or board certification in pain management and HB4405 would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense a prescription for a controlled substance listed in schedules 2 to 5 if they have a reasonable and good-faith belief that the prescription was not written by a prescriber in good faith or is being filled for a non-medical purpose. Our advocacy against HB4404 was successful as it did not pass the House.