SB 273 (Opioid Reduction Bill) was not discussed today Friday in the Senate. Saturday March 10 is the last day of the 2018 Session which will end at midnight. We will be monitoring this bill Saturday via Live Streaming.

Regards,

Sarah Black and Mary Hager

SB 273 with Occupational Therapy in it passed the whole House this morning Thursday March 8. Now it moves back to the SENATE. We don't want Occupational Therapy taken out again in the Senate. The vote to pass this bill will probably happen tomorrow Friday March 9 or it will go into a conference committee to iron out the difference between the HOUSE AND SENATE VERSIONS.

As stated previously, thanks to your assistance, Occupational Therapy is now in Bill 273 and the next reading should be on Tuesday, March 6th in the House. We are encouraging all to please send emails or CALL your senator and be sure they are aware that OT services need to stay in this bill when it gets back to the senate.

Friday, SB 273 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. As we said, Occupational Therapy is back in SB 273.

Now we need your help to email or phone all members of the House to support the House Committee Substitute SB 273 that includes occupational therapy. The vote in the whole house will be taken either saturday (tomorrow) or Monday.

Today with all of your help and Sarah Black participating in the House Health and Human Service Committee meeting, Occupational Therapy is back in SB 273. 

NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP TO EMAIL or PHONE the members of the House Judiciary Committee to support the House Committee Substitute SB 273 that includes occupational therapy. The vote may be taken sometime Friday. 

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