Support HB 91 and SB 132

AKVMA Supports HB 91 and SB 132 (Bills to exempt veterinarians from the prescription drug monitoring program).

 

HB 91

 

5/14/2021  – Dr. McKayla Dick, AKVMA president and Dr. Mary Ann Hollick, AVMA House Delegate testified in support of HB 91 at the House Labor and Commerce Committee Meeting.

 

SB 132

 

2/3/2022 SB 132  Hearing (Recorded Audio)

Health and Social Services Committee

 

2/8/2022 SB 132 Hearing (Recorded Audio)
Health and Social Services Committee

 

Action: SB 132 voted unanimously to progress the bill to Senate Labor and Commerce

 

2/23/2022 SB 132 Hearing (Recorded Audio)
Senate Labor and Commerce

AKVMA and BOVE Presentation Slides

 

3/2/2022 SB 132 Hearing (Recorded Audio)

Senate Labor and Commerce
Action: Moves SB 132 forward

 

3/17/2022 SB 132 Hearing at 3pm (Recorded Audio)
Senate Finance Committee

 

3/23/2022 SB 132
Referred to Rules Committee

 

3/25/2022 SB 132
Advanced by Senate for 3rd Reading

 

3/28/2022 SB 132
Passes in the Senate (16 Yeas and 0 Nays)

 

4/4/2022 SB 132
Referred to House Health and Social Services Committee

 

4/28/2022 (Recorded Hearing)
SB 132
Hearing in House Health and Social Services Committee

 

5/3/2022 (Recorded Hearing)
SB 132
Hearing in House Health and Social Services Committee

 

5/5/2022 (Recorded Hearing)
SB 132
Hearing in House Health and Social Services (HHS) Committee
Action: The HHS committee passes 3 amendments for SB 132 and moves it out of committee.

 

The amendments include:

 

  • An amendment that when prescribing a scheduled II, III, or IV controlled substance, the veterinarian will not be required to query the database. (The responsibility would be put on the pharmacists to query and to report to the PDMP.)
  • An amendment that would allow practitioners to be exempt from the PDMP requirements when dispensing a prescription of a controlled substance in a quantity intended to last not more than 3 days. (The current regulation is less than 24 hours when dispensing a 24 hour supply of controlled substances in an emergency department and an in patient pharmacy. The intent is to increase this to 72 hours for all practitioners.
  • An amendment that would only require veterinarians to log into the PDMP if you are dispensing a controlled substance (gets rid of the daily reporting).

 

5/13 House Labor and Commerce Committee Meeting
SB 132 (with amendments)
9 a.m.

 

 

The PDMP for Alaskan Veterinarians is:

  • UNUSABLE
  • NOT PRACTICAL OR EFFECTIVE
  • CREATING UNECESSARY BUSINESS BURDENS
  • ADDING COSTS

 

Why It Makes SENSE to Exempt Veterinarians from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 

 

 

 

Sample Letters to Use in Contacting Your State Senator and Representative

 

Find your legislators at akleg.gov (look for “who represents me” at the bottom of the page and type in your address)

Alaska State Legislator Contact List (has mailing information and phone numbers)

  • To email your senator:
    Senator.FirstName.LastName@akleg.gov
  • To email your representative: Representative.FirstName.LastName@akleg.gov

 

Sample Letter to Your Senator

Sample Letter to Your Representative

 

 

Sign the Petition to Exempt Veterinarians from the Alaska PDMP – Click Here

2022 Letters of Support

Alaska Board of Pharmacy 

AKVMA Letter to Representatives Sponsholz and Fields

Idaho Veterinary Medical Association Letter to Rep. Wool

Idaho Veterinary Medical Association Letter to Sen. Holland

West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Letter to Sen. Holland and Rep. Wool

Ariana Anderson, DVM – Letter to Sen. Kiehl

Eva Carey, MD – Letter to Rep. Fields and Rep. Sponholz

Annette Llanes, DVM – Letter to Rep. LeBon

Annette Llanes, DVM – Letter to Sen. Kawasaki

Nelcy Evans, Veterinary Assistant – Letter to Rep. Wool

Irene Fisher, DVM – Letter to Rep. LeBon

Irene Fisher, DVM – Letter to Rep. Hopkins

Irene Fisher, DVM – Letter to Sen. Myers

Irene Fisher, DVM – Letter to Sen. Kawasaki

Scott Flamme, DVM – Letter to Senators and Representatives

Lorelei Hass, DVM – Letter to Sen. Reinbold

Lorelei Hass, DVM – Letter to Rep. McCarty

Nina Hansen, DVM, Ph.D. – Letter to Rep. Hopkins

Nina Hansen, DVM, Ph.D. – Letter to Sen. Myers

Michelle Leibold, DVM – Letter to Sen. Holland

Michelle Leibold, DVM – Letter to Rep. Kaufman

Patrick Lovely, Veterinary Clinic Owner – Letter to Rep. Prax

J. William McKenna, MD – Letter to Sen. Holland and Rep. Wool

Mercedes Pinto, DVM – Letter to Sen. Bishop

Mercedes Pinto, DVM – Letter so Sen. Kawasaki

Mercedes Pinto, DVM – Letter to Rep. Wool

Mercedes Pinto, DVM – Letter to Rep. LeBon

Nelson Priddy, DVM, DACVS – Letter to Rep. Kaufman

Bentley Richards, DVM – Letter to Sen. Myers and Rep. Prax

Tamara Rose, DVM – Letter to Rep. Hopkins

Tamara Rose, DVM – Letter to Sen. Myers

Melissa Rouge, DVM – Letter to Sen. Myers and Rep. Prax

Bob Sept, DVM – Letter to Sen. Hughes

Christine Smith, MD – Letter to Sen. Holland and Rep. Wool

Amanda Taylor, DVM – Letter to Sen. Wilson

Evdokia Wise, Veterinary Assistant – Letter to Rep. Wool

Evdokia Wise, Veterinary Assistant – Letter to Sen. Bishop

Victoria Yost, LVT – Letter to Sen. Myers and Rep. Prax

2021 Letters of Support

After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic – Letter to Rep. Wool

Aurora Animal Clinic

College Village Animal Clinic – Letter to Rep. Drummond

College Village Animal Clinic – Letter to Rep. Fields

Ariana Anderson, DVM – Letter to Rep. Hannan

Jim Delker, DVM – Letter to Rep.Gillham

Willard Gump, DVM – Letter to Rep. Shaw

Dr. William McKenna, OB/GYN – Letter to Rep. Prax

Eric Noll, OD, FAAO MBA – Letter to Rep. Wool

Drs. Paul & Jacqueline Frederickson – Letter to Reps. Fields, Sponholz, Schrage and Kaufman

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. Fields

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. Kaufman

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. McCarty

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. Schrage

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. Spohnholz

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. Snyder

Midnight Sun Animal Hospital and Emergency Care – Letter to Rep. Nelson

Judy Montalbano, DVM – Letter to Senator Hughes

Nelson Priddy, DVM, DACVS – Letter to Rep. Kaufman

North Pole Veterinary Hospital – Letter to Rep. Wool

Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic – Letter to Rep. McCarty

Veterinary Solutions, LLC – Letter to Rep. Wools

Emily Iacobucci, DVM and Melissa Smith, DVM – Letter to Rep. Wool

Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center – Letter to Rep. Story

Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center – Letter to Sen. Kiehl

Tamara Rose, DVM – Letter to Rep. Wool

Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center – Letter to Rep. Johnson

Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center – Letter to Rep. Kurka

Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center – Letter to Sen. Hughes

Wasilla Veterinary Clinic – Letter to Rep. Kurka

Paige Wallace, DVM – Letter to Rep. Eastman