August 2, 2018

Around the nation: Illinois gov. signs law protecting EpiPen prescribers

Daily Briefing

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed a bill that would protect health providers who provide police officers with standing prescriptions for epinephrine shots from liability, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Missouri, and Montana.

    • Illinois: Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed a bill that would protect health providers who provide police officers with standing prescriptions for epinephrine shots from liability. Previously, state law protected only police officers who administered epinephrine shots from liability (AP/Sacramento Bee, 8/1).

    • Missouri: State health officials announced the statewide expansion of an opioid pilot program that has treated over 2,000 people who experienced an overdose in the St. Louis area. The Engaging Patients in Care Coordination program treats overdose patients at EDs with buprenorphine and offers a peer counselor to help individuals who have experienced an overdose recover from substance misuse disorder (AP/Sacramento Bee, 7/31).

    • Montana: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton has named John Bishop as CEO. Bishop most recently served as the CEO of Madison Valley Medical Center in Ennis. He will succeed John Bartos, who has retired (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/31).

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