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Prescribing Laws & Regulations by State

STATE OPIOID LAWS, GUIDELINES, & REGULATIONS:

OPIOID PRESCRIBING information regulations GUIDELINES by state


State Prescribing Guidelines 


ALABAMA

A Health Care Professional's Toolbox to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

Officials Announce Plan Opioid Crisis

Opioids in Alabama


ALASKA

Alaska State Opioid Prescribing Policy Guide

Alaska Opioid Task Force

ASHNHA Opioid Crisis: State & Nationwide


ARIZONA

Arizona Clinical Opioid Guidelines & References

Arizona Medical Association Opioid Prescribing Safety

Opioid Prescribing Regulations:
Link to Statutes
Link to Rules  

2018 Arizona Opioid Act 

Prescribing Information 




ARKANSAS

Arkansas Senate Bill 717

ASMB Proposes New Rules

Arkansas Medical Society: Professional Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse

Arkansas Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines


CALIFORNIA

California Medical Board Prescribing Guidelines in Pain

California DPH Guidance Letter

California DPH Introduction to Prescribing Guidelines Comparison

California DPH Resource for Opioid Prescribers


COLORADO

Colorado Policy for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids

Opioid Prescribing Call To Action

Pain Management Resources and Opioid Use


CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Opioid Abuse Laws

Connecticut State Medical Society Opioid Resources

Backgrounder: Medicaid & Opioids


DELAWARE

Delaware Prescribing Rules

MSD: Opioid Abuse and Prescribing

Opioid Addiction Resources


FLORIDA

Florida State Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Florida Counterfeit Proof Prescription Pad Vendors FAQ

Florida's Opioid Crisis


GEORGIA

Georgia Pain Management Rules

Medical Association of Georgia Six Point Platform

Georgia's Opioid Epidemic and Ways to Get Help


HAWAII

Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners Pain Management Guidelines

Hawaii Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The-Hawaii-Opioid-Initiative, A Statewide Response


IDAHO

Idaho Board of Medicine Use of Opioid Analgesics in Treatment of Chronic Pain

Idaho Board of Medicine Opioid & Controlled Substance Prescribing Resources

Idaho's Response to the Opioid Crisis: Impact on Physicians and Other Prescribers


ILLINOIS

Illinois Controlled Substance Act

Illinois State Medical Society Opioid Resources

Illinois Opioid Action Plan


INDIANA

Indiana State Medical Association Opioid Prescribing Controlled Substances

Indiana Overdose Prevention Resources

Indiana General Assembly Senate Bill 226: Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids


IOWA

Iowa Medical Board Regulations Pain Management

Iowa Medical Society Opioid Resources

Iowa Pharmacy Board E-prescribing Controlled Substances


KANSAS

Kansas Joint Policy Statement: Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain

Kansas HB 2217: Standards Governing The Use and Administration of Emergency Opioid Antagonists


KENTUCKY

Kentucky Professional Standards for Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

Kentucky Prescribing Substance Abuse Screening & Treatment Resources

2018 Kentucky Legislative Initiatives


LOUISIANA

Louisiana Opioid Prescription Policy Update

Louisiana Short Acting Opioid Prescription Policy Update

Louisiana Department of Health: Opioid Fact Sheet


MAINE

Maine Opioid Prescription Requirements

Maine Medical Association Opioid Law Q&A

What you Need to Know About Maine's New Opioid Prescribing Law


MARYLAND

Maryland Opioid Prescribing Guidance & Policy

Maryland Board of Physicians Opioid Prescribing Guidance

Overdose Prevention in Maryland

Maryland Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Guidance & Policy


MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Law About Prescription Medication

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents Workers Compensation Opioid & Controlled Substance Protocol

The Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic

Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Therapy & Physician Communication Guidelines


MICHIGAN

Michigan Opioid Laws & FAQs

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - Opioid Treatment Resources

State of Michigan SB 274

Michigan State Medical Society - Reversing the Opioid Epidemic


MINNESOTA

Minnesota Medical Association Prescription Opioid Task Force

Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Rules

Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program

Minnesota State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis


MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Medical Board Regulations

Mississippi Opioid Prescribing Rules

Summary of Proposed Regulation Changes to 2640

How Does Mississippi's Response To Excessive Opioid Prescribing Compare To Other States


MISSOURI

Missouri Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain

Controlled Substance Guidelines for EMS

Missouri Controlled Substance Guidelines for Practitioners


MONTANA

Montana Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain

Reducing Prescription Misuse, Abuse and Diversion in Montana

Montana Prescribing and Dispensing Profile


NEBRASKA

Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Document

Nebraska Opioid Prescribing Resource

Nebraska Drug Overdose Prevention Homepage


NEVADA

Nevada Assembly Bill 474

Nevada Resources for Prescribing Controlled Substances

Nevada Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention 


NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Opioid Prescribing

New Hampshire Medical Society Opioid Prescribing Resources

New Hampshire Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management


NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Prescribing for Pain Opioid Law

Controlled Dangerous Substances and Special Consideration for Managing Acute and Chronic Pain

New Jersey Opioid Abuse Prevention


NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Treatment of Pain

Review of CDC Guidelines

Prescription Drug Misuse and Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council


NEW YORK

New York Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

New York State Laws Governing Opioids and Controlled Substances

NY: Limited Initial Opioid Prescribing


NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act

North Carolina Medical Board Professional Resources Responsible Opioid Prescribing

North Carolina Policy for the use of Opioids For the Treatment of Pain

The STOP Act Summary


NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Medical Board Opioid Abuse Prevention a Review of Best Practice Approaches

North Dakota Prescribing and Dispensing Profile

Preventing Prescription Drug Opioid Abuse

Addressing Opioid Drug Abuse in North Dakota


OHIO

Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

State Board of Ohio Opioid Prescribing Resources

Ohio State Board of Pharmacy New Requirements for Opioid Prescriptions


OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Oklahoma Medical Board Use of Controlled Substances for Pain

Oklahoma Prescribing and Dispensing Guidelines


OREGON

Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Oregon Medical Association Practice Help Center Opioid Epidemic

OHSU Guideline for Safe Chronic Opioid Therapy for Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Oregon Pain Guidance Provider and Community Resource: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines


PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Health Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Pennsylvania Medical Society Tools You Can Use Opioids

Pennsylvania's New Opioid Laws And How They Impact Physicians


RHODE ISLAND

Rules and Regulations for Pain Management, Opioid Use and the Registration of Distributors of Controlled Substances in Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island Department of Health Safe Opioid Prescribing

State of Rhode Island Department of Health Existing Opioid Regulations


SOUTH CAROLINA

Revised Pain Management Guidelines South Carolina State Boards of Dentistry, Medical Examiners, Nursing and Pharmacy 2017

South Carolina Department of Health Opioid Resources

South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners: Pain Management Guidelines

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control New Schedules for Controlled Substances


SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Controlled Substance Registration for Practitioners

SD Statewide Response to the Opioid Crisis

South Dakota Department of Health Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

The Journal of the South Dakota Medical Association: Addressing the Challenges of Prescribing Controlled Drugs


TENNESSEE

Tennessee Laws & Policies

Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines

Tennessee Pain Clinic Rules

Tennessee Pain Clinic Guidelines

Tennessee Medical Association Member Resource Center


TEXAS

Texas Medical Board Minimum Requirements for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Texas Medical Association House of Delegates: Responsible Opioid Prescribing for Pain Management

Texas Medical Board Pain Management Clinic Registration

Texas State Board of Pharmacy: Information Regarding Controlled Substances


UTAH

Utah Clinical Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Treatment of Pain

Utah Medical Association: Controlled Substances: Education for the Prescriber

Utah Department of Health, Violence & Injury Prevention Program: Prescription Opioid Deaths


VERMONT

Vermont Department of Health: Regulations For Opioid Prescribing for Pain

Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Medical Society Opioid and VPMS Rules Summary

Vermont Medical Society: Opiate Prescribing & Substance Use Disorder Information


VIRGINIA

Virginia Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine

Dear Prescriber Letter from the VA Department of Health Professionals

Medical Society of Virginia: Mandatory Prescribing Regulations for Treating Pain and Addiction


WASHINGTON

Washington State ESHB 1427

Interagency Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Pain: Developed by the Washington State Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG)

Washington State Department of Health: Pain Management Resources


WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Board of Medicine Management of Pain Act

Substance Abuse in West Virginia: The Road Forward

Best Practices for Prescribing Opioids in West Virginia

A Guide to State Opioid Prescribing Policy: West Virginia


WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Provider Resources: Opioids

Wisconsin State Legislature 961.385 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Wisconsin Medical Society: Opioid Prescribing Principles


WYOMING

Wyoming Controlled Substances Act/Rule 2017 & WORx

Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy: Controlled Substance Registration

Workers' Compensation Division Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain

Wyoming Department of Health: Opioid Abuse Data and Resources


THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

DC Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

The District of Columbia Prescribing and Dispensing Profile

The District of Columbia Department of Health: Getting Patients Off of Opioids




More Resources: 


State Prescribing Laws  - NCSL

Opioid Regulations by State -- Athena  Health 





Federal resources

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control information on the opioid epidemic.Centers for Disease Control


DEA’s 360 Strategy responds to the heroin and prescription opioid pill crisis with a three-pronged strategy: Law Enforcement, Diversion, and Community Outreach.Drug Enforcement Administration


National Institute of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse information on opioid use and addiction.National Institute on Drug Abuse – National Institutes of Health


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers information on prevention, treatment, and recovery.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


State-Specific Resources
https://sharingsolutions.us/resources/state-specific-resources/

Autofill Limits and Decreasing Opioid Countshttps://www.affirmhealth.com/blog/your-blog-post-title-here...aut


Trump Administration's Opioid Progress
https://www.affirmhealth.com/blog/trump-administrations-opioid-progress

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Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/mi/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

https://openstates.org/mi/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&chamber=&classification=&sponsor



State Legislative Session Calendar



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Office of the Governor 


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Department of Insurance 



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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


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Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/mi/legislators/ 


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Department of Insurance 



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ACLU


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/mi/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

https://openstates.org/mi/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&chamber=&classification=&sponsor



State Legislative Session Calendar



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ACLU


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/mi/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

https://openstates.org/mi/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&chamber=&classification=&sponsor



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 



Iowa State Legislature 

1007 East Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Website: https://www.legis.iowa.gov

Find Your Legislator

Links to Legislator Web Pages


House of  Representatives

House Switchboard: 515.281.3221


State Senators

Senate Switchboard: 515.281.3371


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Office of Governor Kim Reynolds 

1007 East Grand Ave.

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515-281-5211 

Online Contact Form 

Scheduling Request


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Office of the Attorney General Tom Miller 

Website: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov 

Hoover State Office Building

1305 E. Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0106

Email: consumer@ag.iowa.gov

Phone: 515-281-5926

Fax: 515-281-6771


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Iowa Secretary of State 

Phone: 515-281-5204.

Fax: 515-242-5953.

Email: sos@sos.iowa.gov 


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Iowa Board of Medicine 

Website: www.medicalboard.iowa.gov

400 SW 8th Street, Suite C 

Des Moines, IA 50309-4686

Phone: (515) 281-7088

Fax: (515) 281-8641

Email: IBM@Iowa.gov 

Medical Board Meetings:

Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Executive Director Reports & Annual Reports

Board Hearings

Rules, Law and Policies


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Iowa Board of Pharmacy

400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E

Des Moines, IA 50309-4688

Website: https://pharmacy.iowa.gov 

 Office: 515-281-5944

 Fax: 515-281-4609

 Email: Andrew.funk@iowa.gov

Pharmacy Board Meetings HERE 


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Iowa Department of Public Health 

Website: http://idph.iowa.gov 

Lucas State Office Building

321 E. 12th Street - Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Phone: (515) 281-7689

Online Contact Form HERE 

County Health Departments:  HERE 

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Iowa Insurance Division 

Website Contact Form: HERE 

601 Locust, 4th Floor 

Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3738

Phone: (515) 281-5705

Fax (515) 281-3059





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Prescribing Information 



Policy: Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed HB 2377 on May 14, 2018. The law requires doctors to register for and use prescription monitoring program, establishes criteria for recognizing patients at high risk for abuse and addiction, requires electronic prescribing, and allows licensing boards to evaluated penalties for healthcare providers who overprescribe.


AMA Resources Iowa

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/iowa/ 


Updates on Pain Management: HERE

https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/search/node/Opioid 


Iowa Rules & Laws on Opioid Prescribing HERE

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/publications/search?facet.pivot=l1%2Cl2&fq=-status%3AReserved&fq=current%3A"true"&tab=true&tc=true&fq=l0%3A"law"&q=Opioid+Prescribing





State Resources & Links

ACLU


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 Society of Interventional Pain Physicians



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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Ohio

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :



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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/oh/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

https://openstates.org/oh/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&chamber=&classification=&sponsor



State Legislative Session Calendar



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Office of the Governor 


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Attorney General


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Medical Board 


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Pharmacy Board 


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Department of Health 



County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Department of Insurance 



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ACLU


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Georgia

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



Georgia General Assembly 

Website:  http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx



House of Representatives


State Senate



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Office of the Governor Brian Kemp 

206 Washington Street, 111 State Capitol

ATLANTA, GA 30334

Website:  https://gov.georgia.gov 

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Office of the Attorney General Chris Carr

Website: law.ga.gov

40 Capitol Square, SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Primary: (404) 651-8600

Toll Free :  (800) 869-1123

Online complaint form
Consumer Protection Division Website


Attorney General - Meeting Requests


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Secretary of State 

Website:  https://sos.ga.gov/

214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone Number:  404-656-2881

Email: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/email.asp 


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Georgia Composite Medical Board  

Website: www.medicalboard.georgia.gov/

2 Peachtree Street, NW, 6th Floor 

Atlanta, GA 30303-3465

Primary: (404) 656-3913

Fax: (404) 656-9723

Email: medbd@dch.ga.gov



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Board of Pharmacy
2 Peachtree Street, NW
6th Floor
ATLANTA, GA 30303

Website: gbp.georgia.gov

 Office: 404-651-8000

 Fax: 678-717-6694

 Email: tbattle@dch.ga.gov


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | Georgia Department of Public Health


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Georgia Department of Human Services

Website: dhs.georgia.gov


2 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-656-5680

Email: CustomerService@dhr.state.ga.us


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Georgia Department of Public Health 

Website Directory: https://dph.georgia.gov/contact-dph 

Telephone: 404-657-2700 

Email:  DPH-ConstituentServices@dph.ga.govECoun


County Health Departments:  HERE 



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Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner 

Website: https://www.oci.ga.gov 

Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE

West Tower, Suite 704, Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone: (404) 656-2070

Fax: (404) 657-8542

Email: AdminProc@oci.ga.gov 


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Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency


254 Washington St., SW Suite G-2000Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404-656-5100


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Prescribing Information 



Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing: Georgia Edition - Education and CME - Rievent


Georgia.gov › medicalboard › ...PDFRule 360-3-.06. Pain Management. (1) Definitions. As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean: (a) “Annual patient - Georgia Composite Medical Board


Georgia Controlled Substances Act - Georgia Board of Pharmacy

REGULATION OF CONTROLLED. SUBSTANCES





U.S. Senate Submissions 10.5.19



Laws, Rules, Regulations




AMA Resources Georgia

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/georgia/



Georgia Opioid Dashboard 

Website:  https://oasis.state.ga.us/PageDirect.aspx?referer=MortalityDrugOverdoses 

Georgia's online analytical statistical information system (OASIS) is a web-based tool for public health and public policy data analysis. Users can use a suite of tools to access the Georgia Department of Health's repository of data that includes information on opioids and drug overdoses



The State of Georgia is working to end the scourge of opioid abuse.

Dose of Reality

Opioid Investigation and Litigation

Statewide Opioid Task Force 

More on Opioid Abuse



GEORGIA

Georgia Pain Management Rules

Medical Association of Georgia Six Point Platform

Georgia's Opioid Epidemic and Ways to Get Help

State Resources & Links

ACLU of Georgia

Email:  info@acluga.org

Phone: (770) 303-8111 | Fax: (770) 303-0060

Web: http://www.acluga.org


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Medical Association of Georgia

1849 the Exchange, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Phone :  678.303.9290, 800.282.0224 I Fax: 678.303.3732 

Email:  dpalmisano@mag.org 


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Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

6134 Poplar Bluff Circle, Suite 101, Norcross, GA 30092 

Phone: (770) 613-0932

Fax. (305) 422-3327 

Tara Morrison, CAE - tara@theassociationcompany.com 

Website:  http://www.gsipp.com 


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Florida

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Florida's  Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



-Florida State Legislature 

The Capitol, 402 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300



  • State Senators: 

https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators 

Phone: (850) 487-5229



  • House of Representatives:  

https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx 

Phone: (850) 717-5650


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Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Website: https://www.flgov.com/contact-governor/ 

Phone:  (850) 717-9337 or (850) 488-7146


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Office of the Attorney General Ashley Moody

Website:  http://www.myfloridalegal.com/contact 

Phone: 850-414-3300

Citizens Services:  850-414-3990


Branch Field Offices


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Secretary of State 

Website:  https://dos.myflorida.com/contact-us/     

500 South Bronough Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone:  850.245.6500

Fax:  850.245.6125 

Email: SecretaryofState@DOS.MyFlorida.com


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Florida Board of Medicine 

Website:  www.flboardofmedicine.gov/

4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C03 

Tallahassee, FL 32399-3253

Phone:  (850) 245-4131

Fax: (850) 488-9325

Email:  https://flboardofmedicine.gov/contact/ 


Medical Board Meetings: HERE 


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Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine

Website: www.floridasosteopathicmedicine.gov

4052 Bald Cypress Way, #C-06 

Tallahassee, FL 32399-3256

Phone: (850) 245-4161

Fax: (850) 921-6184

Email: https://floridasosteopathicmedicine.gov/contact/ 


Medical Board Meetings: HERE 


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Florida Board of Pharmacy 

 Website

 Office: 850/245-4474

 Fax: 850/921-5389

 Email: MQA.Pharmacy@flhealth.gov


Pharmacy Board Meetings: HERE 


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Department of Health 

Website: HERE 

Phone:  850-245-4444

Email: health@flhealth.gov


  • County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Office of Insurance Regulation

The Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0305

Website: https://www.floir.com 

Phone: (850) 413-5914  -  Fax: (850) 488-3334

Email:  InsuranceCommissioner@floir.com

Phone: (850) 413-3140



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Prescribing Information 



Current limit: Three-day limit (acute pain)

Policy: Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed opioid legislation that places a three-day limit on prescribed opioids for acute pain, with some exceptions for a seven-day prescription. The law requires healthcare providers to verify a patient's medication history by checking a statewide database of controlled substance prescriptions and mandates that doctors participate in continuing education courses for prescribing opioids. It increases penalties for providers that prescribe opioids through fraudulent or deceptive methods and establishes measures to limit unlicensed pain management clinics. Gov. Scott also noted that the state's fiscal year 2019 budget included $65 million to combat the opioid crisis.



Opioid Resource Center


Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking System (FROST)

Website:  HERE 

Florida's drug-related outcomes surveillance and tracking system provides data on opioids and other drug-related outcomes.



AMA Resources Florida

Website:  https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/florida/ 


Florida Statute Governing Controlled Substance Prescribing:  

HTTP://WWW.LEG.STATE.FL.US/STATUTES/INDEX.CFM?APP_MODE=DISPLAY_STATUTE&SEARCH_STRING=&URL=0400-0499/0456/SECTIONS/0456.44.HTML


Statutes:  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm 


Laws:  http://sb.flleg.gov/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm$vid=html:cur




Take Control of Controlled Substances • Controlled Substances Bill - FLHealthSource
In 2018, Florida passed the Controlled Substances Bill that establishes prescribing limits, requires continuing education on controlled substance prescribing, expands required use of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, EFORCSE, and more.


Controlled Substances Bill - FLHealthSource
The Controlled Substances Bill is Florida's response to opioid abuse

Florida's New Law on Controlled Substance Prescribing - Florida Medical Association
imposes a number of legal requirements on healthcare practitioners who prescribe controlled substances, particularly opioids.


Florida's new opioid law: What you need to know - Orlando Sentinel


CS/CS/HB 21 — Controlled Substances - Florida Senate
CS/CS/HB 21 amends various sections of law to increase the regulation, training, and reporting required when controlled substances are prescribed and dispensed.


Florida Board of Pharmacy » Take Control of Controlled Substances- Licensing, Renewals & Information
May 7, 2018 · The Florida Department of Health has a launched an informational website providing basic information pertaining to CS/CS/HB 21, the Controlled Substances Bill,


Laws and Rules | Florida Department of Health
Florida Statutes - Public Record Exemption. Section 893.03 - Standards and Schedules 



FLORIDA

Florida State Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Florida Counterfeit Proof Prescription Pad Vendors FAQ

Florida's Opioid Crisis

ACLU of Florida

Email:  aclufl@aclufl.org

4343 W. Flagler St., Suite 400, Miami, FL 33134

Phone: (786) 363-2700 Fax: (786) 363-1107

Web:  http://www.aclufl.org


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Florida Medical Association

Website:  https://www.flmedical.org/florida/ 

1430 Piedmont Drive East, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone :  800-762-0233 - 850-224-6496 I Fax: 850-224-6627


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Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Website:  fsipp.org  

Board of Directors

Jesse Lipnick, MD

Phone: 352-493-1741 

Email: docrehab@aol.com


 

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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all info with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

Kentucky

Federal government 


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Kentucky's Congressional delegation 


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 



Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



Kentucky General Assembly 

Legislature Home Page

Main Phone: 502-564-8100

 700 Capital Ave., Frankfort, KY 40601


House Member Information


Senate Member Information


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Office of the Governor Matt Bevin 

Website:  https://governor.ky.gov/contact/ 

700 Capital Avenue, Suite 100 

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Main Line: (502) 564-2611 

Fax: (502) 564-2517


Constituent Services:  (502) 564-2611


Contact


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Kentucky Attorney General

700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 696-5300

Contact Us


Consumer Protection: 888-432-9257
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Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Website: https://kbml.ky.gov

310 Whittington Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: (502) 429-7150

Fax: (502) 429-7158

Email:  Contact Us


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Kentucky Board of Pharmacy
State Office Building Annex, Ste 300
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone (502) 564-7910
Fax (502) 696-3806

pharmacy.board@ky.gov


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Department of Health 

275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone:(502) 564-5497

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

 (CHFS): Office of the Ombudsman
Emai. lCHFS.Listens@ky.gov


County Health Departments:  https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory?searchType=standard&lhd-search=&lhd-state=#card-filter


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Department of Insurance

 215 West Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601

Website:  http://insurance.ky.gov/PPC/contact.aspx

800-595-6053 (Toll Free)

502-564-3630 (Telephone) 

Email: Lara.Thompson@ky.gov



Secretary of State

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Prescribing Information 


  • Current limit: Three-day initial limit
  • Policy: Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed House Bill 333 into law on April 10, 2017. The law officially went into effect on June 29, 2017. The law limits initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to three days. Prescriptions can exceed three days under certain circumstances. Patients can receive a larger supply if the medical provider determines that its necessary to treat chronic pain, cancer-related pain, and pain after surgery.[25][26]


Board Prescribing Regulations


201 KAR 9:260 – Professional standards for prescribing and dispensing controlled substances


201 KAR 9:270 - Professional standards for prescribing or dispensing Buprenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with-Naloxone


Kentucky Controlled Substances by Schedule II-V



Statutes and Regulations


Kentucky Pharmacy Law Book


This document is not the official copy of the Statutes and Regulations listed. Please note that legislation may change at any time, please see the links below for the official listing of the current Statutes and Regulations.



Links to related pharmacy laws and regulations:



KENTUCKY

Kentucky Professional Standards for Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

Kentucky Prescribing Substance Abuse Screening & Treatment Resources

2018 Kentucky Legislative Initiatives



What Kentucky Clinicians Should Know About Prescribing Opioids: A Legislative Update - AffirmHealth

Jul 14, 2018


Kentucky - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities


Summary of Controlled Substance Regulations - Kentucky Medical Association


NACDS Commends Kentucky E-prescribing Law as Part of Opioid Abuse Prevention Solution

Mar 27, 2019 


Kentucky Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance FAQs



Resources


Relevant News:  https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/human-rights-watch-accuses-tennessee-over-regulating-pain-management#stream/0 


Pain Management Facilities:

https://kbml.ky.gov/pain-management-facility/Pages/default.aspx 


AMA Resources Kentucky:  https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/kentucky/


Updated Laws

https://kbml.ky.gov/hb1/Pages/default.aspx 


Kentucky Opioid Dashboard

Website: http://www.mc.uky.edu/kiprc/programs/kdopp/county-profiles.html 

Kentucky's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state, including information on the drug-related morbidity






ACLU of Kentucky

Web: http://www.aclu-ky.org

325 W. Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: (502) 581-1181 

Fax: 502-526-4443

Email: info@aclu-ky.org


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Kentucky Medical Association

Website: https://kyma.org 

4965 US Hwy 42, Suite 2000, Louisville, KY 40222

Phone :  (502) 426-6200 I Fax: (502) 426-6877


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American Board of  Interventional Pain Physicians

81 Lakeview Drive, Paducah, KY 42001

Phone: 270.554.9412 | Fax: 270.554.5394

Web: www.abipp.org

Email: asipp@asipp.org


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all inclusive with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

Louisiana

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 



Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

https://openstates.org/la/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&chamber=&classification=&sponsor



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


Legislature Home Page



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Office of Governor John Bel Edwards - Louisiana.gov

Office of the Governor
PO Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Front Desk:

(225) 342-7015 or (866) 366-1121

Constituent Help Line:

(225 )342-0991 or (844) 860-1413


EMAIL the
GOVERNOR


REQUEST of
the GOVERNOR


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Louisiana Attorney General

Jeff Landry

1885 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802MAIL:


PHONE:  225-326-6079
225-326-6757
877-297-0995


EMAIL:

ConstituentServices@ag.louisiana.gov


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Louisiana Secretary of State

R. Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State
8585 Archives Ave.
225.922.2880
225.922.2003 fax


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Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:  504.588.9899
Fax:  504.568.5754 

Email:  rarcenaux@lsbme.la.gov
 

Website


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Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

3388 Brentwood Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1700


Phone:   225.925.6481
Fax:  225.922.0316
Email   info@pharmacy.la.gov
Website


Event Calendar - Louisiana Board of Pharmacy | State of Louisiana


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Louisiana - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities

CDS and PMP Contact:   
Name:  Joe Fontenot, R.Ph.
Title:  Assistant Executive Director
Address:  3388 Brentwood Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1700
Phone:  (225) 922-0094
Fax:  (225) 923-5670
E-mail address: jfontenot@pharmacy.la.gov


Prescription Monitoring Program 

Website: www.pharmacy.la.gov

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Louisiana Department of Health 

628 N. 4th Street | Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Phone: 225.342.9500 | Fax: 225.342.5568

E-Mail Us

LOCAL SERVICES


County Health Departments:  https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory?searchType=standard&lhd-search=&lhd-state=#card-filter


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Louisiana Department of Insurance 

Phone: (225) 342-5900

Fax: (225) 342-8622
1702 N Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Visit Website



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Prescribing Information 


Opioid Prescribing Laws - Recent Changes



  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and seven-day limit (minors)
  • Policy: Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed House Bill 192 into law on June 12, 2017. The law officially went into effect on August 1, 2017. The law limits initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days. The law does not apply to patients with chronic pain, cancer, or patients receiving hospice care.[27][20]
  • Gov. Bel Edwards made the following statement after the bill passed the Louisiana State Legislature: "Given the increasing abuse of opioids in our state and nation, these bills could save the lives of those who are at risk of becoming addicted and consequently prevent their family and friends from the heartache that comes from seeing their loved-ones suffer. I am appreciative of the bipartisan work of Representatives Moreno and Talbot for working with our state’s health care providers and each other on behalf of the people of Louisiana. Their concern for our citizens as well as those lawmakers who also supported the bills proves that when it comes to doing what’s right, our focus should be and can be on our people rather than politics."[28]


STATUTES  & REGULATIONS 


Law/Statute:  La. R.S. Title 40, Chapter 4, Part X-A 

Regulation/Rule:  LAC, Title 46, Part LIII, Chapter 29


Louisiana Board of Pharmacy - NABP

Bulletins - Louisiana Board of Pharmacy | State of Louisiana - Louisiana.gov

19-02 07-26-2019


Laws & Rules - Louisiana Board of Pharmacy | State of Louisiana - Louisiana.gov

Aug 1, 2019


Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law - Louisiana Board of Pharmacy


Click REGULATORY PROGRESS for a list of rule making & regulatory changes since January 2016.



Board Rules (all disciplines compiled): http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/46v45/46v45.doc
Louisiana Administrative Code 46 XLV Medical Professions


Physicians
Click HERE for Information for CDS Prescribers re Act 76 of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature
 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Opioid Prescription Policy Update

Louisiana Short Acting Opioid Prescription Policy Update

Louisiana Department of Health: Opioid Fact Sheet


AMA Resources Louisiana

Website:  https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/louisiana/


HOPE Council

Through its passage of Act 88, the Louisiana Legislature established the Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE Council) to combat heroin and opioid use and abuse.

Helpful Information



Opioid News


Project ECHO 

October 11, 2019

Gov. Edwards, Department of Health release Louisiana's Opioid Response Plan

September 24, 2019

Louisiana Opioid Action Summit unites resources, strategies and wisdom to address opioid epidemic

September 09, 2019


Louisiana Opioid Dashboard

Website:  https://lodss.ldh.la.gov 


ACLU of Louisiana

P.O. Box 56157

New Orleans, LA 70156

Phone:  (504) 522-0617

Web: http://www.laaclu.org


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Louisiana State Medical Society

Website: https://lsms.site-ym.com 

6767 Perkins Road, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone :  (225) 763.8500  - 1-800-375.9508 

Fax: 225-763-6122

Email: publicaffairs@lsms.org


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Louisiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians of Louisiana

Paul Hubbell, MD
Southern Pain and Anesthesia Consultants
Phone:  504-887-7207
Fax:  504-889-1868
phubbell@bellsouth.net


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all inclusive with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

Tennessee

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


Tennessee General Assembly

Website: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us





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Office of Governor Bill Lee

State Capitol, 1st Floor

600 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone:  (615) 741-2001

Email Us

Scheduling Request


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Office of Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III

Website: https://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral.html

P.O. Box 20207

Nashville, TN 37202-0207

Telephone: (615) 741-3491

Fax: (615) 741-2009

Consumer Protection and Advocate Division (615) 741-1671

File a Consumer Complaint


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Secretary of State 

State Capitol

Nashville , 37243-1102 

Phone:  (615) 741-2819


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Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners

www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/me-board.html

665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243-0001

  • Phone: (615) 532-4384
  • Fax: (615) 253-4484


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Board of Osteopathic Examination
615-532-4384 local or 

1-800-778-4123
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243


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Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

Websit
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN  37243
Phone: (615) 741-2718
Fax: (615) 741-2722
Email:  Pharmacy.Health@tn.gov 

Website: http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Pharmacy/index.shtml


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Tennessee Controlled Substances Monitoring Database Program

D. Todd Bess, Pharm.D. Director, 

Phone: 615-253-13005
Fax: 615-253-8782
Email: David.Bess@tn.gov

Prescription Monitoring Program Website:

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Controlledsubstance/index.shtml


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Department of Health

Website

Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP Commissioner

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone:  (615) 741-3111

Email:  tn.health@tn.gov

Directory of Departments 


County Health Departments:  HERE


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Department of Commerce and Insurance

Website 

Commissioner, Carter Lawrence

500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243-0565 

Phone: (615) 741-2241 

Email: Ask.TDCI@TN.Gov


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Prescribing Information 



  • Current limit: Three-day initial limit for new patients
  • Policy: In May 2018, Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed HB 1831, which established a three-day opioid supply limit. The law allows for 10-day or 30-day prescriptions if certain requirements are met.[69][70]


NEW Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Law

The Tennessee General Assembly in 2018-2019 passed some of the most comprehensive and restrictive laws in the U.S. (PC 1039 and PC 901) regulating initial opioid supply. While TMA was able to make significant improvements to Gov. Haslam’s first “TN Together” legislation in 2018, some of the unintended consequences doctors initially feared the new law would create manifested across the state. TMA worked with the legislature to further amend the law to address specific issues raised by doctors and patients, and to make sure the laws help reduce opioid supply without unreasonably obstructing patients from accessing legitimate, effective pain management. 



Board adopts Tennessee Clinical Guidelines for Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain


Pain Management / Prescribing - Tennessee | SVMIC


New Healthcare Laws Going into Effect January 1, 2019 - Tennessee Medical Association


FACTSHEET: Tennessee's Oversight of Opiod Prescribing and Monitoring of Opioid Use, A-04-18-00124 - OIG .HHS .gov




Board adopts Tennessee Clinical Guidelines for Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain



New TN Together Opioid Prescribing Legislation - Tennessee Hospital Association


Federal and State Controlled Substance Laws and Guidelines - American College of Physicians



Controlled Substances Statute(s): Part 3  - Controlled Substance Monitoring Act of 2002
Chapter 53-10-301 to 53-10-311.  http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1140/1140.htm


Controlled Substances Rules:       

 Rules of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, Chapter 1140-11 -

 Controlled Substance Monitoring Database - 

http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1140/1140.htm



Website: http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Pharmacy/index.shtml



AMA Resources Tennessee 

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/tennessee/ 



Tennessee Opioid Dashboard

Website:  https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/pdo/pdo/data-dashboard.html#/home 

Tennessee's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state



Tennessee Medical Association Opioid Resources 

https://www.tnmed.org/opioids



TMA OPIOID RESOURCE CENTER

Website : https://www.tnmed.org/opioids


The medical community, and more specifically TMA, has been working for several years to turn back the dial on what physicians initially thought were safe drugs, so we can curb the initial supply and help prevent misuse and abuse. Explore these resources and help fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic.



Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Laws are changing effective July 1, 2019. 


Key changes and updates include:

  • Mandatory electronic prescriptions for Schedule II, III, IV & V have been extended until January 1, 2021
  • Partial fill requirement for opioid is no longer mandatory
  • 20-day supply for surgical procedures has been deleted
  • New exception for opioids to treat upper respiratory symptoms or cough (up to 14-day limit)

Download the summary below to learn about the full spectrum of changes. Our Risk Education staff is available to assist you if needed - contact them here.


Associated Links


Downloads


RESOURCES  

Tennessee Laws & Policies

Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines

Tennessee Pain Clinic Rules

Tennessee Pain Clinic Guidelines

Tennessee Medical Association Member Resource Center

ACLU of Tennessee

Email:  aclutn@aclu-tn.org

Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: (615) 320-7142

Web:  http://www.aclu-tn.org


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Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Joe H. Browder, MD 

Pain Consultants of East Tennessee 

P.O. Box 2665 

Knoxville, TN 37901-2665 

865-579-0552 

jbrowder@painconsultants.com



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Tennessee Medical Association

Website: https://www.tnmed.org  

701 Bradford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204

Phone: 615.385.2100

Fax: 615.383.5918

Email: info@tnmed.org


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all inclusive with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

Vermont

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


Vermont General Assembly(link is external)

Vermont State House
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
(802) 828-2228
sgtatarms@leg.state.vt.us


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


STATE SENATE


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Office of Governor Phil Scott
Governor
Lieutenant Governor

109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333
Fax: 802 828-3339

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Agency of Administration

Secretary of State
www.aoa.vermont.gov  

109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609  

Phone: 802-828-3322


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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan
Attorney General

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone (802) 828-3171
Email: ago.info@vermont.gov

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Vermont Board of Medical Practice

www.healthvermont.gov

108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402


  • Phone: (802) 657-4220
  • Fax: (802) 657-4227
  • Email: AHS.VDHMedicalBoard@vermont.gov


Board Meetings: READ MORE



Vermont Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/osteopathic-physicians.aspx

Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402



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Pharmacy Board 

Website
Office: 802/828-2373
Fax: 802/828-2465
Email: Aprille.morrison@sec.state.vt.us


Carrie Phillips
Executive Officer
89 Main St, Third Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Email: carrie.phillips@sec.state.vt.us
Phone: 802/828-5032


upcoming meetings:  OPR Calendar.


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Department of Health

Website: https://www.healthvermont.gov/about/contact

108 Cherry Street

Burlington, VT 05402

Phone: 800-464-4343 | 802-863-7200

Fax: 802-865-7754 

Email.  Contact Us


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
89 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3101

Phone: (802) 828-3301

Fax: (802) 828-3306

Visit Website


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Prescribing Information 



LAWS & REGULATIONS





2017 OPIOID PRESCRIBING RULE




  • Current limit: Limits vary between adults and minors
  • Policy: The Vermont Department of Health established new opioid rules on July 1, 2017. Doctors must assess non-opioid and non-drug treatments before prescribing opioids. Doctors must also discuss their treatment decisions with patients.


  • The opioid limits are broken up into four categories: minor, moderate, severe, and extreme pain. According to the rules, adults suffering from moderate pain are allowed an average of 24 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day. Patients with severe pain are allowed an average of 32 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day. The table associated with the new rules also gives examples of the types of injuries and conditions that are commonly associated with that pain category. Minors suffering from moderate to serve pain are allowed an average of 24 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day. Find more on the specific pain categories here.[73][74]




VERMONT

Vermont Department of Health: Regulations For Opioid Prescribing for Pain

Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Medical Society Opioid and VPMS Rules Summary

Vermont Medical Society: Opiate Prescribing & Substance Use Disorder Information



AMA Resources Vermont

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/vermont/ 


Vermont Opioid Dashboard

Website: https://www.healthvermont.gov/scorecard-opioids#/home 

Vermont's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state


Opioid Prescribing Regulations:

http://www.vtmd.org/opiate-prescribing-substance-use-disorder-information 


ACLU of Vermont

Email:  info@acluvt.org

Phone: (802) 223-6304

Web: http://www.acluvt.org


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Vermont Medical Society
PO Box 1457
134 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05601

Email:  jsudhoffguerin@vtmd.org

Telephone:  802-223-7898

Fax:  802-223-1201


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Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Evan  Musman, DO
Vermont Pain Management
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone    (802) 861-6100
Fax:       (802) 861-6101
Doc@VermontPainManagement.com 

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State Legislative Resources 


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


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State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



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State Legislature Websites:  

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Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  




Virginia

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P.O. Box 1475
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Virginia Board of Medicine

Website:  www.dhp.virginia.gov

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 

Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4600

Fax: (804) 527-4426

Email:  medbd@dhp.virginia.gov 

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Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Telephone: (804) 367-4661 

Email: bhp@dhp.virginia.gov


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Virginia Board of Pharmacy 

Website:  Pharmacy

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 

Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4456 

Fax: (804) 527-4472  g4

Email:  pharmbd@dhp.virginia.gov


Pharmacy's Calendar of upcoming Board meetings  



Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program 

Phone: (804) 367-4514  

Email at pmp@dhp.virginia.gov


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Department of Health 

Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov 

109 Governor Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone: (804) 864-7001

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Prescribing Information 



  • Current limit: Seven-day limit (acute pain)
  • Policy: The Virginia Board of Medicine adopted new regulations relating to opioid prescriptions on February 16, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed the regulations on March 13, 2017. The regulations became effective on March 15, 2017.


  • The regulations break down the prescribing limits for opiates between acute pain and chronic pain. The regulations define acute pain as pain that lasts less than three months. If a medical professional determines that opioids are required for acute pain, the regulations limit the provider from prescribing more than a seven-day supply. Patients prescribed opioids for post-surgical pain are limited to a 14-day supply. For acute pain and pain related to surgery, medical professional may not prescribe a longer supply unless “extenuating circumstances are clearly documented in the medical record.”[75]


  • The regulations define chronic pain as pain that lasts more than three months. The regulations do not give a specific limit on opioid prescriptions. Medical professionals are required to document reasons for why a patient is prescribed more than 50 morphine milligram equivalents per day. If a provider prescribes more than 120 morphine milligram equivalents per day, the doctor must document reasons for it and refer or consult with a pain management specialist.[75][76] Find more on information on the regulations here.


Quick Guide: 


Mandatory Prescribing Regulations for Treating Pain and Addiction 

Patient Assistance Programs


Infographic: Ending the Opioid Epidemic


Laws & Regulations Governing Board of Health Professions

Laws Governing All Health Professions


Drug Control Act - Virginia Law - Commonwealth of Virginia


Regulations for Prescribing Opioids, Buprenorphine; New PMP Reporting Requirements; Naloxone Brochure Updated


Click here to view the Regulations Governing the Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine - effective 8/8/2018 


FAQs about the Prescribing of Buprenorphine for Addiction and Opioids for Pain


Laws & Regulations

Laws and Regulations Governing the Board of Medicine


Education

Free Opioid CE Courses (PDF)

ASAM Online Portal for Addiction Medicine Education(link is external)

Providers’ Clinical Support System Evidence-Based Training(link is external)

Pediatric Pain & Opioid Education Course


Online Resources

Curb the Crisis Virginia(link is external)

Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program(link is external)

American Medical Association - Opioid Task Force(link is external) 


VIRGINIA

Virginia Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine

Dear Prescriber Letter from the VA Department of Health Professionals

Medical Society of Virginia: Mandatory Prescribing Regulations for Treating Pain and Addiction



AMA Resources Virginia

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/virginia/ 


Virginia Opioid Dashboard

Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/data/opioid-overdose/#/home 

Virginia's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state


Resources for Providers:  https://www.msv.org/opioids 


The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse in Virginia  

Website:  https://curbthecrisis.com 


ACLU of Virginia

Web: http://www.acluva.org

Email:  acluva@acluva.org

701 East Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: (804) 644-8022 

Fax: (804) 649-2733


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Medical Society of Virginia

Website: https://www.msv.org 

2924 Emerywood Parkway, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23294-3746

Phone :  800 | 746-6768 I Fax: 804 | 355-6189

Email • memberservice@msv.org 



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Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Sastry K. Topalli, MD
Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation PLLC
Phone: 757-410-4219
Fax: 757-410-4237
www.atlanticpaininterventions.com


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all inclusive with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: