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S.243 (Act 173)

An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sen. Tim Ashe
6/8/2016 - Signed by Governor on June 8, 2016
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Last Recorded Action
Senate 6/8/2016 - Signed by Governor on June 8, 2016
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An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Detailed Status

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Roll Call History

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:15 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Introduction of Bill from Sponsor

Sen. Tim Ashe
Sen. Michael Sirotkin
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S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont



Thursday, January 28, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont



Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Section by Section Review

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont



Friday, February 5, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee discussion & possible mark-up

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
After the Floor

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Otis & Kennedy, LLC
James Marmar, Executive Director, Vermont Pharmacists Association
Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists Association
Robert A. Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Vermont Campus, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Brian Murphy, Attorney, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
After the Floor

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center
Dawn Philbert, Public Health Policy Advisor, Commissioner's Office, Department of Health

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee discussion and mark up

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee discussion and mark up

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
Deborah Richter, MD, Family Physician in Addiction Medicine
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:45 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Charles MacLean, Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, March 11, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
6:30 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:30 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Dr. Erik Hemmett, President, Vermont Chiropractic Association
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Andy McLean, Lobbyist, Pharma

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:45 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Sen. Claire Ayer, Senate Health and Welfare

Friday, March 25, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Introduction & Walk-through

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Reporter
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
9:45 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Anne VanDonsel, ADAP Quality Improvement Manager, Vermont Department of Health
11:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

David Coddaire, MD, President, Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
10:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Deborah Richter, MD, Family Physician in Addiction Medicine
Dr. Mark Depman, Director, Emergency Department, Central Vermont Medical Center
11:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner, Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Expanding Role of Pharmacies & Pharmacists

Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Otis & Kennedy, LLC
Robert A. Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Vermont Campus, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
10:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Josh Plavin MD, Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
10:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
Marga Sproul, Board Member, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Lindsey Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

Friday, April 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Section 15: Acupuncture

Kerry Jenni, Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Josh Singer, Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center
Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Mark-Up

Deborah Wachtel, NP, MPH, MS
Joshua Green, Naturopathic Physician
Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Chiropractic Association
Bonnie Scott, Vermonters for Ibogaine Research
Thomas Brown, PhD
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Nancy Hogue, Director of Pharmacy Services, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
Rep. Ruqaiyah Morris
Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion & Mark Up

Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Ben Palkowski, Legislative Director, CVS Health and VT Nurse Practitioners Association
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Hardwick Rescue Squad
Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Vermont Pharmacists Association and Vermont Retail Druggists
Lindsey Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Dylan Frazer, Program Consultant, Policy Unit, DVHA
Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermonters for Acupuncture & Vermont Chiropractic Association

Friday, April 22, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Mark Up & Vote

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MMR
Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Mark Up

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:55 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:45 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, MMR
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:45 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 29, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Monday, May 2, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
1:15 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Amendment

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
Ena Backus, Deputy Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
House Committee on Human Services
  • Ena Backus, Deputy Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
  • Thomas Brown, PhD
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • David Coddaire, MD, President, Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley
  • Dr. Mark Depman, Director, Emergency Department, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Dylan Frazer, Program Consultant, Policy Unit, DVHA
  • Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner, Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Joshua Green, Naturopathic Physician
  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Robert A. Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Vermont Campus, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Nancy Hogue, Director of Pharmacy Services, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Kerry Jenni, Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
  • Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Otis & Kennedy, LLC
  • Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Vermont Pharmacists Association and Vermont Retail Druggists
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Hardwick Rescue Squad
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Reporter
  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Rep. Ruqaiyah Morris
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Chiropractic Association
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermonters for Acupuncture & Vermont Chiropractic Association
  • Ben Palkowski, Legislative Director, CVS Health and VT Nurse Practitioners Association
  • Lindsey Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MMR
  • Josh Plavin MD, Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Deborah Richter, MD, Family Physician in Addiction Medicine
  • Bonnie Scott, Vermonters for Ibogaine Research
  • Josh Singer, Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
  • Marga Sproul, Board Member, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Anne VanDonsel, ADAP Quality Improvement Manager, Vermont Department of Health
  • Deborah Wachtel, NP, MPH, MS
  • Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, MMR
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Senate Health and Welfare
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Dr. Erik Hemmett, President, Vermont Chiropractic Association
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Andy McLean, Lobbyist, Pharma
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Sen. Tim Ashe
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Robert A. Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Vermont Campus, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists Association
  • Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Otis & Kennedy, LLC
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Charles MacLean, Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont
  • James Marmar, Executive Director, Vermont Pharmacists Association
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Brian Murphy, Attorney, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Dawn Philbert, Public Health Policy Advisor, Commissioner's Office, Department of Health
  • Deborah Richter, MD, Family Physician in Addiction Medicine
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
  • Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center

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No fiscal documents found for S.243 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.
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Act


An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Statutes Affected

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel

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