Below is an update on current prescription monitoring program, prior authorization, and step therapy bills; you can expect to receive a similar update bi-weekly.  If you are unsure of when your state’s legislature convenes and adjourns, check here.  To see all pain-related bills click here.

For each bill in this update you will find:

  • A brief analysis of the bill
  • A hyperlink to the full text
  • Status of the bill
  • SPPAN’s position

Having trouble finding your state information easily?  Try “Control-Find”.  By clicking on the “Ctrl” button and the “F” button at the same time, your browser will open a pop up box that will allow you to type in your state’s two-digit postal code, or any other word or phrase you are trying to find.

Let us know if this update is helpful to you.  Also, we want to hear if you are able to take action and/or share with other advocates!  You can contact us anytime to discuss policies in your state— Amy Goldstein, SPPAN Director and Bob Twillman, Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy Director.

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Read the full update