MCL - Section 333.16204c

Act 368 of 1978

333.16204c Medical treatment of pain; use of controlled substances; legislative findings; treatment by licensed health professionals; electronic monitoring system; “controlled substance” defined.

Sec. 16204c.

    (1) The legislature finds that the use of controlled substances is appropriate in the medical treatment of certain forms of pain, and that efforts to control diversion or improper administration of controlled substances should not interfere with the legitimate, medically recognized use of those controlled substances to relieve pain and suffering.
    (2) The legislature finds that some patients in this state with pain are unable to obtain from their health care providers sufficient pain relief through the prescription of controlled substances, especially controlled substances included in schedule 2 under section 7214.
    (3) It is the intent of the legislature to permit and facilitate adequate treatment for pain by licensed health professionals, including, but not limited to, the prescription or dispensing of controlled substances included in schedule 2 under section 7214, when medically appropriate, and to enable regulatory and law enforcement agencies to prevent the abuse and diversion of controlled substances by creating an electronic monitoring system.
    (4) As used in this section, "controlled substance" means that term as defined in section 7104.

History: Add. 1998, Act 423, Eff. Apr. 1, 1999 ;-- Am. 2001, Act 241, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 2002
Popular Name: Act 368