Pennsylvania Suboxone Prescription Legislation Stalls 

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Human Services Committee met on September 18, 2019 to consider legislation to place regulations on how suboxone is prescribed to patients. The provider community, including PACHC, was heavily engaged with the legislature to express concerns about Senate Bill 675 ahead of the committee meeting. Chair Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) decided to withhold the bill in the committee after hearing concerns from providers and members of the committee. Rep. DiGirolamo and staff will convene stakeholder conversations to revisit the bill to address provider concerns with the current language while also meeting the legislation’s goal of eliminating “cash clinics” – provider operations that provide suboxone prescriptions for cash payment without counseling.