Legislative Update- January 2017

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On December 19, 2016, the New Jersey State Senate passed a bill (NJ S2156) that would require physicians to discuss with a parent or guardian the addiction risks associated with certain drugs prior to issuing a prescription to a minor patient. Doctors would also be required to include a note in the patient’s medical record confirming that the discussion took place. The bill, which passed unanimously in the State Assembly, is awaiting Governor Christie’s signature.

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Related Attorney:   John D. Fanburg

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