Lawsuit

Update: The Montana Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments over whether a judge was right to block portions of SB423.  Arguments will be heard on April 30, 2012, in Bozeman on the MSU campus.

 

The legal action aimed at delaying implementation and/or striking SB 423 in its entirety was filed on May 13th and was be heard by the judge in a two-day hearing June 20th and 21st 2011, in Helena, Montana.

On June 30th, Judge Reynolds blocked portions of SB 423, but allowed the rest to become law.

Review the lawsuit documents here.

The portions that the judge blocked include:

  1. the prohibition on advertising
  2. the prohibition on providers receiving compensation for services
  3. the 3-patient maximum for providers
  4. the requirement that doctors be investigated for recommending more than 25 times in a year

The rest of SB 423 is now law.