Erika Navarrete (Nahv-ah-rett) has more from Jefferson City.
The bill would reduce restrictions on doctors prescribing pain medications.
Patient advocate for the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Maryann Coletti, spoke on behalf of the bill.
Coletti stressed her concerns of the obstacles patients face when accessing the amount of pain medicine they need.
The bill would update current terminology by removing the word "intractable" from The Pain Intractable Treatment Act.
Democratic Representative Sam Page is the sponsor of the bill.
Page says "intractable" is a word of the past:
No one testified in opposition of the bill and the committee has yet to reach a vote.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Erika Navarrete, KMOX News.
No one testified in opposition and the committee did not reach a vote on the bill.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Erika Navarrete, KMOX News.