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Pennsylvania

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

Departed members


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


General Assembly



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Governor Tom wolf 

Lt. Governor

Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120


Contact the Governor's Office

PHONE: 717-787-2500

FAX:  717-772-8284




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Office of the Attorney General

Josh Shapiro 

Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-787-3391

Fax: 717-787-8242


Regional Offices

Contact Us


Consumer Protection-
800-441-2555


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Pennsylvania State Board of  Medicine 

One Penn Center 

2601 North 3rd Street 

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone:  (717) 787-2381

Fax: (717) 787-7769

Email: ST-MEDICINE@PA.GOV


Board Meeting Schedule

Agenda for Current Meeting (PDF)

Meeting Minutes 


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Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

www.dos.state.pa.us

One Penn Center 

2601 North 3rd Street 

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: (717) 783-4858

Fax: (717) 787-7769

Email: ST-OSTEOPATHIC@PA.GOV


Board Laws & Regulations

Board Meeting Schedule
Agenda for Current Meeting (PDF)
Meeting Minutes


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Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy

 Website  Pharmacy

 Office: 717/783-7156

 Fax: 717/787-7769

 Email: st-pharmacy@pa.gov


Board Meeting Schedule
Current Agenda (PDF)
Board Meeting Minutes


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Department of Health 

https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

30 Kline Plaza

Harrisburg, PA 17104

Phone: 717-787-8092

Fax: 717-772-3151


County Health Departments:  HERE 

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Office

Health & Welfare Building

625 Forster St., 9th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17120 

844-377-7367 Phone

855-572-4767 Technical questions

Email : RA-DH-PDMP@pa.gov


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Pennsylvania Insurance Department 

1326 Strawberry Square 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Phone: (717) 787-7000

Fax: (717) 772-1969

Website

https://www.insurance.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx



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Latest News:


Nov 21, 2019, 15:47 PM

Bill to Mandate Opioid Treatment Agreements on the Way to Governor’s DeskThe bill would regulate the use of opioid patient treatment agreements by prescribers who treat chronic pain patients


Prescribing Information 



Current limit: Seven-day limit (emergency rooms/urgent care centers) and seven-day limit (minors)

First policy: Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed Senate Bill 1367 into law on November 2, 2016. The law limits opioid prescriptions for minors to no more than a seven-day supply.[61] Medical professionals can prescribe more than a seven-day supply if its required to stabilize the minor’s acute pain. The law allows for exemptions for cancer patients, chronic pain, and hospice and palliative care.


Second policy: Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed House Bill 1699 into law on November 2, 2016. The law limits emergency departments and urgent care centers from prescribing more than a seven-day supply of opioids. The law also bans doctors working in emergency departments and urgent care centers from writing refills for opioid prescriptions. The law allows exemptions for doctors to prescribe more than a seven-day supply if they determine its necessary. Doctors may prescribe more if its to treat a patient's acute pain or to treat pain associated with cancer or palliative care.



AMA Resources Pennsylvania 

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


Pennsylvania Opioid Dashboard

Website: https://data.pa.gov/stories/s/9q45-nckt#/home 


Patient abandonment : https://www.pamedsoc.org/detail/article/Terminating-Patient-Relationship



Laws & Regulations :


Board Laws & Regulations


PA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program(PDF)

PA Guidelines: Opioid Dispensing(PDF)


VERIFICATION OF OPIOID EDUCATION FOR OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS SUBMITTED AFTER
JULY 1, 2017 (PDF)


CLARIFICATION OF OPIOID CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT UNDER ABC-MAP* (PDF)


PA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program(PDF)

PA Guidelines: Opioids to Treat Chronic Non-cancer Pain(PDF)

PA Guidelines: Emergency Department Pain Treatment(PDF)

PA Guidelines: Geriatric Pain Treatment(PDF)



Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (various medical specialty considerations)

LEARN MORE 


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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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The Controlled Substances, Drugs, Device, and Cosmetic Act - Pennsylvania Department of Health

Controlled Substances, Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics - Pennsylvania Code


Are You Ready for Pennsylvania's New E-Prescribing Law? Get New Guidance on Hardship Exemptions and More | PAMED - Pennsylvania Medical Society
Aug 29, 2019 · The law – Act 96 of 2018 



PAMED also will continue to address additional advocacy issues affecting Pa. physicians and patients as they arise. Follow along with our Bill Trackers to stay in the know. 


ADVOCACY PRIORITIES :  https://www.pamedsoc.org/laws-advocacy/pamed-priorities

You can also view our Policy Compendium by clicking here.


Pennsylvania - NASCSA

Pennsylvania Laws, Regulations, and Pertinent Information - Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association



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



State Resources & Links

ACLU of Pennsylvania

Email: info@aclupa.org

P.O. Box 60173

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone:  (215) 592-1513

Web:  http://www.aclupa.org


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Pennsylvania Medical Society

Website:  https://www.pamedsoc.org  

777 E. Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820

Phone :  (717) 558-7750  -  Toll free in PA: (800) 228-7823 

Fax: (503) 619-0609

Email:  knowledgecenter@pamedsoc.org

Email :  OMA@theOMA.org


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Pennsylvania Pain Society 

Vahid Grami, MD, MPH

Geisinger Medical Center

P.O. Box 261

Riverside , PA 17868 

Email: vahidgrami@yahoo.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 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Pennsylvania legislation regarding opioid prescribing: HERE



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Protection & Advocacy Organization


The Pennsylvania state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is the Disability Rights Network (DRN) of Pennsylvania. The DRN is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. The DRN is part of theNational Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Other Disability Advocacy Organizations

These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Pennsylvania.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Other State and Non-Profit Agencies

These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Free assistance with transitioning from a nursing facility or institutional care to the community.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.


Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Pennsylvania disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

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Rhode Island

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 


State of Rhode Island General Assembly

 82 Smith Street 

Providence, RI 02903




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Office of the Governor Gina Raimondo 

82 Smith Street

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 222-2080

Fax: (401) 222-8096

Contact Us



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Attorney General

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha

150 South Main Street

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 274-4400

Email:  consumers@riag.ri.gov


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Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

www.health.ri.gov

Contact

James V. McDonald, MD, MPH

Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 401
Providence, RI 02908-5097


  • Phone: (401) 222-3855
  • Fax: (401) 222-2158
    Email: james.mcdonald@health.ri.gov


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Pharmacy Board 

Website
3 Capitol Hill, Room 205
Providence, RI 02908-5097


Contact Person:  Peter Ragosta, RPh

Phone:  (401) 222-2840

Email:  Peter.Ragosta@health.ri.gov


Board Meetings HERE 


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Department  of Health

3 Capitol Hill

Providence, RI 02908

Email us

Phone: 401-222-5960


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Department of Human Services

P.O. Box 8709

Cranston, RI 02920-8787

 Phone  1-800-745-6575 (Voice)



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


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State of Rhode Island
Department of Business Regulation
Division of Insurance
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Bldg. #69-2
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Phone: (401) 462-9520

Fax: (401) 462-9602


Visit Website


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Prescribing Information 



Safe Opioid Prescribing - Rhode Island Department of Health


Pain Medication


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


Safe Opioid Prescribing


Pain Management, Opioid Use and the Registration of Distributors of Controlled Substances in Rhode Island (216-RICR-20-20-4)

These regulations are final and will become effective January 2, 2020.


Guidance

When prescribing opioids to treat acute pain

When prescribing opioids to treat chronic pain

When prescribing naloxone

In an Emergency Department Setting


Frequently Asked Questions


Guidelines


Resources  


AMA Resources Rhode Island

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


Rhode Island Opioid Response Plan

The state’s comprehensive strategy to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioids. State government agencies, local health departments, professional groups, and community organizations are working together to implement these priority goals, strategies, and actions throughout the state


Rhode Island Opioid Dashboard

Website: https://preventoverdoseri.org/see-the-data/#/home 

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



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




  • Current limit: 30 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day, seven-day limit (first-time prescriptions for adults), seven-day limit (minors)


  • First policy: Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed Senate Bill 2823 and House Bill 8224 on June 28, 2016. The legislation limits initial opioid prescriptions for adults suffering from acute pain to 30 morphine milligram equivalents per day, for a maximum of 20 doses. It does apply to patients with cancer pain, chronic pain, and hospice and palliative care.[64] The legislation also requires pharmacies to transmit prescription information to the prescription monitoring database within twenty-four hours of dispensing an opioid.[65]


  • Second policy: Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed House Bill 5537 on July 8, 2019. The bill limited first-time opioid prescriptions for adults to a seven-day supply and put the same limit on all prescriptions for minors.[66]

Rhode Island ACLU

Email:  riaclu@riaclu.org
128 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone:  (401) 831-7171

Web:  http://www.riaclu.org


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Rhode Island Medical Society

Website: http://www.rimedicalsociety.org 

Address:  235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Phone :  401-331-3207 I Fax: 401-751-8050

Email :  rims@rimed.org


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 Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, FAAPMR, FAAOE
Rhode Island Hospital, Comprehensive Spine Center
410-444-3777
acarayannopoulos@lifespan.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:  


Disability Rights Rhode Island - Home
Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI) is the independent federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for the state of Rhode Island.
What We Do
Contact Us


State Protection & Advocacy | New England ADA Center
The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Agencies provide legal representation and other advocacy services under all federal and state laws to people with disabilities 


Protection & Advocacy Organization

The Rhode Island state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is the Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC). The RIDLC is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Rhode Island to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. The RIDLC is part of theNational Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Rhode Island.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Free assistance with transitioning from a nursing facility or institutional care to the community.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.


Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 


Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Rhode Island disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

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South Carolina

Federal Government 


U.S. Congressional District Map


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Congressional Delegation 


Senators

Representatives


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State  Legislature


Find your State Legislative Representatives 


State Legislative Session Calendar


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List of Members of House by District 

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?chamber=H


Email ALL House Members:  

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=HMEMBERS


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List of State Senators by District 

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?chamber=S


Email ALL Senate Members:

 https://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=SMEMBERS




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Office of the Governor Henry McMaster

Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette

State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201


Email Governor McMaster
Email Lt. Governor Evette

Phone: 803 0734.2100

Fax:  803.734.5167



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Office of Attorney General Alan Wilson 

Phone: 1-803-734-3970

Fax: (803) 253-6283

Online Contact Form



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State Licensing Boards


Board of Medical Examiners:

Website:  https://llr.sc.gov/med/

Email:  Medboard@llr.sc.gov

Phone: (803) 896-4500


Medical Board Meetings 


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Board of Pharmacy:

Website:  https://llr.sc.gov/bop/

Email:  Contact.Pharmacy@llr.sc.gov

Phone: (803) 896-4700


Pharmacy Board Meetings


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Department of Health:

Website – https://www.scdhec.gov/about-dhec/contact-us

Email – info@dhec.sc.gov

Phone –(803) 898-3432


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Department of Insurance 

Website:  https://doi.sc.gov/?nid=1&mobile=ON

Phone:  803-737-6160

Fax: 803-737-6231     

Email:  info@doi.sc.gov


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Opioid Prescribing Regulations:


Current Limits

  • Current limit: Five-day limit or 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) daily
  • Policy: Effective May 1, 2018, South Carolina required prescribers to limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain or post-operative pain to the lowest effective dose. The state limited the supply to five days or 90 morphine mil
  • ligran equivalents (MMEs) per day, except for cases of chronic pain, cancer pain, sickle cell disease-related pain, pallliative care, or medicatio-assisted treatment for substance abuse disorder.[64]


Health Regulations:

Controlled Substance Schedule
For Health Care Providers
Health Regulations
Health Facility Regulations, Licensing


Resources & Links-


https://www.scdhec.gov/health-regulation/drug-control-register-verify

Overview - Drug Control

New Drug Control Laws

Controlled Substance Schedule

Board Orders (New Schedules)

Prescription Monitoring Program - SCRIPTS

Related Topics


Drug Control Related Topics



For additional information contact 803-896-0636.



EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED
On December 18, 2017, Governor McMaster issued two executive orders regarding the opioid epidemic. Executive Order 2017-42 declares the opioid epidemic a statewide public health emergency in South Carolina, pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 1-3-420, and establishes the Opioid Emergency Response Team, of which LLR is a member. Executive Order 2017-43 requires the Department of Health and Human Services, the Cabinet agency responsible for administering Medicaid benefits in our state, to develop a policy restricting reimbursement to initial opioid prescriptions of no more than a five (5) day supply for acute and post-operative needs. Additionally, DHHS must develop a policy regarding opioid dosing thresholds and prepare recommendations for legislative changes to the Opioid Emergency Response Team. DHHS must develop and publish these policies on or before March 1, 2018.


The Opioid Emergency Response Team held its initial meeting on December 19, 2017. It was announced that PEBA, which provides insurance for public employees in South Carolina, will voluntarily adopt the five day limitation on initial opioid prescriptions for acute and post-operative needs by March 1, 2018. Although other health insurance providers may adopt this reimbursement policy in the future, only PEBA and DHHS administered programs will be impacted by this restriction as of the writing of this email. The intent of this restriction is to prevent the development of opioid addiction arising from an excessive prescription for acute and post-operative pain management needs.
These executive orders DO NOT restrict the prescriptive authority of any provider authorized to prescribe controlled substances in this state and DO NOT impact treat prescriptions for the TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN. Further, these executive orders do NOT prohibit a provider from prescribing a refill of the initial five-day supply; however, providers should carefully evaluate whether non-opioid alternatives may better serve the patient’s needs when considering a refill.
It is important to keep in mind that the five day restriction on initial opioid prescriptions for acute and post-operative needs is consistent with the recommendations contained in the Revised Joint Pain Management Guidelines published in August of 2017 by the State Boards of Dentistry, Medical Examiners, Nursing and Pharmacy, which adopted the CDC’s March 2016 Guidelines, as tailored to comport with South Carolina law. A copy of the Revised Joint Pain Management Guidelines is available at http://llr.sc.gov/POL/Nursing/index.asp?file=laws.htm


Please direct any questions that you may have to the administrative staff of the appropriate licensing board. Contact information for each board is available on LLR’s website at http://www.llr.sc.gov.

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4/22/2019 1 SC Controlled Substances Act and Regulation Review ...
Apr 22, 2019 · and administration of controlled substances. ... SC Controlled Substance Act tasks DHEC Drug.
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Imagenascsa.org › stateprofiles › southcar...
South Carolina - National Association of State Controlled ...
State Controlled Substances Authority: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Drug Control ... the enforcement of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act. 


S.C. DHEC - SC.gov
Controlled Substances Registration Verification. Welcome to the SC DHEC Bureau of Drug Control Verification page.


Bureau of Drug Control - DEA Diversion Control Division
SC Controlled Substance Act tasks DHEC with maintaining accountability of controlled substances in South Carolina ...
20 pages·671 KB


2019-2020 South Carolina Active Legislative Bill Summaries
Signed into Law by Governor – May 13, 2019. S. 136 – e-Prescribing Act for Controlled Substances.


Controlled Substance Prescribing and Diversion - GHS Health ...
SC Controlled Substance Act tasks DHEC with maintaining accountability of controlled substances
50 pages·853 KB


I. SC Drug Laws
South Carolina Code of Laws: Title 44 Health Code Federal Controlled Substances Act.
8 pages·135 KB


ACLU of South Carolina 

Phone: 843-720-1423

E-mail:  info@aclusouthcarolina.org


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South Carolina Medical Association

Phone: 800-327-1021 

Email: jnickel@scmedical.org


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South Carolina Pain Society

Phone:   (844) 524-7246 

Email: robin@carolinapain.org


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File a complaint with the Health Facilities Licensing Bureau



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ENGAGE WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES BY ATTENDING LOCAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS ,  MEET & GREET,  and OTHER  EVENTS IN YOUR STAE .  


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS HERE 


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Search State Opioid Laws:

HERE 


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Executive Branch 



Legislative Branch


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Disability Protection & Advocacy Organization

The South Carolina state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. Protection & Advocacy is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in South Carolina to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. Protection & Advocacy is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in South Carolina.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Free assistance with transitioning from a nursing facility or institutional care to the community.

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and South Carolina disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.



Advocacy - Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.


South Carolina Disability Resources and Advocacy O - Olmstead Rights
Protection & Advocacy Organization It provides help to people with disabilities in South Carolina to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. 



SC Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. United Way of the Lowcountry | Community Directory
To protect and promote the rights and welfare of persons with physical or mental disabilities; advocate for people and give referrals; intervention; legal services. Serves: State of South Carolina.

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South Dakota

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 State Representatives  

HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


South Dakota

Legislature Home Page

Legislative Research Council
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

E-mail: LRC@sdlegislature.gov

Phone: (605) 773-3251 

Staff Fax: (605) 773-4576



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Governor Kristi Noem

Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden

Office of the Governor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, S.D. 57501

Send an Email to Governor's Office.

Phone:  605.773.3212

Fax:  605.773.4711


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Secretary of State Steve Barnett


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Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

Office of the Attorney General
1302 E Hwy 14,  Suite 1
Pierre SD 57501-8501

Phone:  (605) 773-3215
Fax: (605) 773-4106

Contact Us


Division of Consumer Protection 

Phone: (605) 773-4400
Consumer Help Line: 1-800-300-1986 (SD only)
Fax: 773-7163
Email: consumerhelp@state.sd.us


Consumer complaint


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South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

www.sdbmoe.gov

 Board Portal

101 North Main Avenue, Suite 301
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Email. sdbmoe@state.sd.us

  • Phone: (605) 367-7781
    Fax: (605) 367-7786
     
  • Board Meetings :

Medical  and Osteopathic Examiners - Boards and Commissions - State of South Dakota


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South Dakota Board of Pharmacy - SD Dept. of Health

4001 W. Valhalla Blvd., Suite 106
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-362-2737
Fax: 605-362-2738


Kari Shanard-Koenders, Executive Director —

 kari.shanard-koenders@state.sd.us



SD PDMP WEBSITE  

http://doh.sd.gov/boards/pharmacy/PDMP/ 

Melissa DeNoon, Prescription Drug Monitoring 

Director —  melissa.denoon@state.sd.us

Email sdpdmp@state.sd.gov 

PHONE: 605-362-2737. 


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Department of Health 

600 East Capitol Avenue    

Pierre, SD 57501-2536  

Phone  605-773-3361  

 Email:  DOH.info@state.sd.us


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Division of Insurance
124 South Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone: (605) 773-3563

Fax: (605) 773-5369


Visit Website



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Prescribing Information 



AMA Resources South Dakota

WEBSITE: HTTPS://WWW.END-OPIOID-EPIDEMIC.ORG/LOCATIONS/SOUTH-DAKOTA/ 


South Dakota Opioid Dashboard

Website:  https://www.avoidopioidsd.com/key-data/#/home 

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


Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The SDSMA has published two white papers, "Opiate Analgesics for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain" and "Effective Management of Acute Pain."


SDSMA Whitepaper – Opiate Analgesics for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Checklist for Prescribing Opiates for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain for Pain Management

CDC – Calculating Daily Dose of Opioids for Safer Dosage
Opioid Dose Calculator

Sample Patient/Provider Agreement
Provider’s Toolkit
Provider Educational Opportunities
Prescription Drug Storage & Disposal
Drug Addiction Services & Treatment

South Dakota Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 

and submitting a query

South Dakota Codified Law - Standards for Medical Records When Prescribing Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain



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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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SDSMA Legal Brief – Controlled Substances 

SDSMA Legal Brief – Drug Use and Diversion 

SDSMA Legal Brief – Dispensing Controlled Substances and Packaging


SOUTH DAKOTA CODIFIED LAWS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES


Practitioners of Healing Arts in General - SDCL 36-2


SDBMOE Administrative Rules - ARSD 20:78



Medical Assistants - SDCL 36-9B & ARSD 20:84
Occupational Therapy - SDCL 36-31 & ARSD 20:64
Physical Therapy - SDCL 36-10 & ARSD 20:66
Physician Assistants - SDCL 36-4A & ARSD 20:52


 

PHARMACY LAWS & LINKS



State Resources & Links

ACLU of South Dakota

Email: southdakota@aclu.org
P.O. Box 1170
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Phone  (605) 332-2508 

Fax: (605) 332-5648

Web:  http://www.aclusd.org


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South Dakota State Medical Association

Website:  https://www.sdsma.org 

Address:  2600 W. 49th Street Suite 200, 

Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7406

Phone :  605-336-1965 I Fax: 605-274-3274

Email:  membership@sdsma.org


State Advocacy

contact Mark East at meast@sdsma.org


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John Cook, MD
South Dakota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Dunes Anesthesiology LTD
600 Sioux Point Road
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
cookerj@aol.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 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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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:  

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Texas

Find Your Federal Representatives:

 


U.S. Congressional District Map



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State Senate 

Track Legislation With Bill Lists

Receive Bill and Meeting Alerts


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Office of the Governor Greg Abbott 


Website:  Greg Abbott

Email:  txgov@dir.texas.gov

Address:

112 East 11th Street,  Austin, TX, 78701

Phone:  1-512-463-0063


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Office of the Attorney General Ken Paxton 

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Phone:  512-463-2185

Constituent Affairs 800-252-8011

Email: Write To Us


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Texas Medical Board 

Address:  333 Guadalupe Street,  Tower 3, Suite 610,  Austin, TX 78701



  • Phone: (512) 305-7010
  • Fax: (512) 305-7051
  • Consumer Complaint Hotline: (800) 201-9353



Calendar of Medical Board Meetings: 

http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/medical-board-calendar


Meeting Minutes:


Texas State Pharmacy Board
Website
Office: 512/305-8000
Fax: 512/305-8082
Email: general_info@pharmacy.texas.gov
Email: exec@pharmacy.texas.gov


Calendar of Pharmacy Board Meetings:  

https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/about/minute.asp


Texas Pharmacy Laws and Regulations


Rules Queue Line – 512 305-8070


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Texas Prescription Monitoring Program
E-Mail texaspmp@pharmacy.texas.gov
Phone (512) 305-8050
Fax (512) 305-8085


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Department of State Health Services:


DSHS Customer Service:

DSHS Locations 



Local Public Health


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Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) 

Website: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/find-us

Main number: 512-424-6500


Customer Service

File a Complaint


Qualifications for Palliative Services 

Get Palliative Care 


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Texas Department of Insurance

Department of Insurance

Email:  consumerprotection@tdi.texas.gov

Phone:  1-800-252-3439

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Controlled Substance Related Laws and Rules

Texas Controlled Substances Act

Texas Administrative Code Chapter 315

Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions from Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants

Texas Medical Board Guidelines for Pain Management (Texas Administrative Code 170.3)



Pain Management Information


Controlled Substance Information

Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (DEA)

E-prescribing Controlled Substances (TMA)

DEA Guidance on Forwarding E-prescriptions

Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions from Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants

Multiple Official Prescription Forms Issued

Corresponding Responsibility - A Shared Obligation

Drug Disposal Information

Illegal Official Prescription Forms

Rx Patrol

Prescription Fraud Report


PMP-Related Statistics

PMP Statistics

Texas Prescription Monitoring Program Data (TSBP/DSHS)

Registration Manual

User Support Manual

AWARxE FAQ’s

Quick Reference Guide - Making a Request in PMP AWARxE

 Regulations:

  • Regulation of Pain Management Clinics: 
  • HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 169 -
  • Authority to Prescribe Low-THC Cannabis to Certain Patients for Compassionate Use: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word
  • Chapter 170 -
  • Prescription of Opioid Antagonists: HTML  |  PDF  |  Word

Ethics and Regulation of Pain ManagementTexasTexas Medical AssociationLEARN MORE

Texas Resources for CME Providers

Texas

Texas Medical Association

LEARN MORE

CME: Ethics and Regulation of Pain Management

Texas

Texas Medical Association

LEARN MORE

Laws & Rules Medical Board  


Pharmacy Laws & Rules


Pharmacy Act - The Texas Pharmacy Act is located in Chapters 551-569 of the Texas Occupations Code

Pharmacy Rules - The Texas Pharmacy Rules are located in Chapters 281-315 of the Texas Administrative Code


Other Laws and Rules
Rule Changes

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Helpful Links: 


Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation

Sign up with DWC as a health care provider in the workers' compensation system

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Medicaid Provider Number:  (800) 925-9126  Texas Department of State Health Services:  (888) 963-7111  

Texas Department of Public Safety:  (512) 424-2000 

Controlled Substances Registration:  (512) 424-2188  
Drug Enforcement Administration:

Dallas .............:  (214) 366-6900 

Houston ...........:  (713) 693-3000 

San Antonio .....:  (210) 442-5600  

Related Organizations

TMA Alliance Leaders (TMAA) Names and contact information for TMAA officers. 

County Medical Societies Find links to Texas county medical society Web sites as well as CMS officers in a Word document and PDF.

 Association Management Services (AMS) Provides a range of high quality executive association management services for medical specialty and professional societies.

 TEXPAC 

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) 

TMA Insurance Trust (TMAIT)



State Specific Health, Medical & Civil Rights Organizations:


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
ACLU of Texas

Executive Director:  Terri Burke

Email: info@aclutx.org
Phone: (713) 942-8146

Web: http://www.aclutx.org

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Texas Medical Association
Website: https://www.texmed.org/
Phone: (512) 370-1300
Toll Free: (800) 880-1300
Fax: (512) 370-1693

Email: General Information

Division of Advocacy

TMA fights for you and your patients at the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress


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Texas Pain Society
Website:  https://www.texaspain.org

Email:  info@texaspain.org
Phone: (512) 535-0010
Fax: (866)-235-2557


The Texas Pain Society (TPS) is an advocate for it's members and pain patients across Texas. 

TPS is a member of  the Texas Medical Associations House of Delegates and  Interspecialty Society Committee. 


Contact Board Members HERE


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Texas Pain Foundation 

Website: https://texaspainfoundation.org
Email: info@texaspain.org
Phone: (512) 535-0010
Fax: (866)-235-2557

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ENGAGE WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES BY ATTENDING LOCAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS, CAMPAIGN EVENTS, MEET & GREETS, and OTHER  EVENTS IN YOUR STATE

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS HERE

Utah

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

---------------------------------


State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



Utah State Legislature 


 Contact a Senator



Contact a Representative



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The Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert
350 North State Street, Suite 200
PO Box 142220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220
 Phone: 801-538-1000
 Toll Free: 800-705-2464

Email:    constituentservices@utah.gov



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Attorney General Sean Reyes 

Office of the Attorney General

Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
SLC UT 84114-2320

800-AG4-INFO (244-4636)

800.244.4636

Email: uag@utah.gov
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Medical Board 

Utah DOPL (Licensing)
160 East 300 South, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Email: doplweb@utah.gov  

Phone:  (801) 530-6628
(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free 

Email — lmarx@utah.gov


Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

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Pharmacy Board 

Website
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Office: 801/530-6628  Fax: 801/530-6511

Email: jzaelit@utah.gov


Utah Controlled Substances Database 

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Utah Department of Health

1-888-222-2542
Cannon Health Building
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Utah Insurance Department
3110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6901

Phone: (801) 538-3800

Fax: (801) 538-3829

Visit Website


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Prescribing Information 


  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (acute pain)
  • Policy: Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) signed House Bill 50 into law on March 22, 2017. The law limits the first fill prescription of opioids to seven days for acute pain. The law does not apply to patients suffering from complex or chronic conditions.



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


AMA Resources Utah

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


ACLU of Utah

Email : aclu@acluutah.org
355 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: (801) 521-9862

Web: http://www.acluutah.org


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Utah Medical Association

Website: https://www.utahmed.org 

Address:  310 E. 4500 South, Suite 500

Salt Lake City, UT 84107-4250

Phone :  (801)747-3500 I Fax: (512) 370-1693

Email: info@utahmed.org


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Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Jon B Obray MD
Southwest Spine and Pain Center
652 S Medical Center Drive, Ste 110
St George, UT 84790
435-656-2424
jobray@gmail.com


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


-----------------------


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 


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:  




Virginia

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

---------------------------------


State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


Welcome to the Virginia General Assembly Website. - Home

 (804) 698-7410  Senate Legislative Information Office.


(804) 698-1500  

House of Delegates Legislative Information 

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Office of the Governor 

Governor of Virginia: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
804-786-2211


Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 


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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Mark Herring 

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804)786-2071


Contact Information

File a Consumer Complaint

Consumer Protection

Scheduling Request form


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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 

calendar of upcoming Board meetings 

 Members of the Board

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Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Telephone: (804) 367-4661 

Email: bhp@dhp.virginia.gov


Calendar of upcoming Board meetings 

 Regulatory Town Hall 

Administrative Proceedings Division


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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

email


CONTACT US


Health Department Locator

Health District Websites

County Health Departments:  HERE 


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Department of Health Professions

Department of Social Services


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Virginia State Corporation Commission
Bureau of Insurance
Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Visit Website

Phone: (804) 371-9741

Fax: (804) 371-9821

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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:  

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Washington

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 


Washington


Legislature Home Page

Legislative Information Center
Tony Aitken, Manager
110 Legislative Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

Email:  support@leg.wa.gov 

Phone: 360-786-7573




Laws & Rules


Bill text search "OPIOID PRESCRIBING"

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Office of the Governor 

Governor Jay Inslee
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

  • Call: 360-902-4111
  • Fax: 360-753-4110

Online contact form

Request a meeting with the Governor


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Washington Secretary of State

PO BOX 40229
Olympia, WA 98504-0229
elections@sos.wa.gov


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Attorney General - Bob Ferguson


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Washington Medical Commission

Telephone: (360) 236-2750
Address: 111 Israel Road SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

Contact Us

Meetings | Washington Medical Commission

Complaints & Actions



Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery 

Email :   Osteopathic@doh.wa.gov  
Phone   360-236-4766
Website


Board Meetings

Meeting Archives


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Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
P.O. Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98504-7852
Phone: 360-236-4834
Fax: 360-236-2260
Email: WSPQAC@doh.wa.gov
Web: www.doh.wa.gov


Pharmacy Commission Meetings :: Washington State Department of Health


Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

Email Prescriptionmonitoring@doh.wa.gov

PHONE. 360-236-4806 

Website


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Department of Health 

Website: https://www.doh.wa.gov 

20425 72nd Avenue South, Building 2, Suite 310

Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 800-525-0127

Email:  https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/opinio/s?s=DOHFeedback 


County Health Departments:  HERE 



Department of Health Programs and Services


Contacts Directory:  HERE



Opioid Prescribing 

Email us: OpioidPrescribing@doh.wa.gov



Washington Medical Commission 

Email : Medical.commission@doh.wa.gov
360-236-2750
Website


Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Wspqac@doh.wa.gov
360-236-4946
Website


Customer Service Call Center
hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
Phone: 360-236-4700
Website



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Office of the Insurance Commissioner 

P.O. Box 40255 

Olympia, Washington 98504-0255

Phone: (306) 725-7000

Fax: (360) 586-3535

Email: mikek@oic.wa.gov

Visit Website:  https://www.insurance.wa.gov 



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Prescribing Information 


Opioid prescribing

Background

Resources

Patients

Healthcare Providers
FAQs
Toolkits

Contact Us



Current limit: Medicaid program- 20 years and younger (18 tablets) and 21 years and older (42 tablets)


Policy: Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed HB1427 on May 16, 2017. It became effective on July 23, 2017. This legislation requires certain boards and commissions to adopt rules establishing requirements for prescribing opioid drugs. These boards and commissions were directed to adopt rules for the management of chronic non-cancer pain through HB2876, which was signed through a partial veto on March 25, 2010. The five entities affected by the legislation are the Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, and Podiatric Medical Board.


The Washington Health Care Authority began to the limit opioid prescriptions for short-term use on November 1, 2017, for Medicaid patients. Washington Apple Health, the state's Medicaid program, will limit people under the age of 20 to 18 tablets. This is about a three-day supply. People 21 years and older will be limited to 42 tablets. This is about a seven-day supply. Prescribers can exceed the limits if they determine its necessary. The limits do not apply to cancer patients who are in hospice and palliative care and patients that have filled a long-term opioid prescription in the last 120 days


See the main Department of Health Opioid webpage to find the Washington State Opioid Response Plan, opioid data, prevention, treatment and support, and resource information.


Opioid Prescribing Rules, 

Education and Outreach

For the Public / Pain Patient 

 For Practitioners 

 Prescription Monitoring


Opioid prescribing rules

The Department of Health filed an Interpretive Statement titled Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Rules, with the Office of the Code Reviser on September 20, 2019, as WSR 19-20-063 (PDF)


This Interpretive Statement is a joint communication from Kathy Lofy, State Health Officer, and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Podiatric Medical Board, and the Washington Medical Commission. The purpose of the joint communication is to help practitioners better understand the existing opioid prescribing rules.


Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1427 (PDF)

See the CR-103 form and adopted rules (PDF).


For more information, see the Department of Health’s Opioid Prescribing webpage.


If you have any questions about the new rules, send an email to osteopathic@doh.wa.gov.



AMA Resources Washington

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


Washington Opioid Dashboard

Website:  https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/HealthDataVisualization/OpioidPrescriptionsandDrugOverdosesCountyData#/home 

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



Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Pharmacist/CommissionInformation 


Promotes public health and safety by establishing the highest standards in the practice of pharmacy and to advocate for patient safety through effective communication with the public, profession, Department of Health, governor and the legislature.



Revised Code of Washington (RCW) or statute is current laws enacted by the Washington State Legislature, and signed by the governor, or enacted via the initiative process.


Washington Administrative Code (WAC) or rules are adopted by an agency or regulatory body with specific authority granted by the legislature (in statute) to engage in rule making. Similar to legislation and the Constitution, rules are a source of primary law in Washington State. 


Access all RCWs and WACs on the Washington State Legislature's website.



Dosing Calculators

University of Washington Pain Medicine Provider Toolkit



Documents


Documents considered during draft conceptual rule development


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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Federal Regulation and Codified Controlled Substance Act – Title 21 CFR, Part 1300 - 1399



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

State Resources & Links

ACLU of Washington

901 5th Avenue 

Seattle, WA 98164

Phone:  (206) 624-2184

Web:  http://www.aclu-wa.org


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Washington State Medical Association

Website:  https://wsma.org 

2033 6th Ave., Suite 1100, Seattle, Washington 98121

Phone :  206-441-9762, Toll-free 800-552-0612

Email: wsma@wsma.org 


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Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Arthur S. Watanabe, MD

Mt Baker Pain Clinic

4029 Northwest Ave Ste 301

Bellingham WA 98226 

Email: aswatanabe@earthlink.net



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DISABILITY RIGHTS GROUPS 


About Us - Disability Rights Washington
Disability Rights Washington provides free services to people with disabilities.

Washington Disability Resources and Advocacy Organ - Olmstead Rights
These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.


Disability Organizations :: Washington State Department of Health
List of disability services across the state mandated by SHB 1258.


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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 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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West Virginia

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 




West Virginia's  Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your State Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


West Virginia

Legislature Home Page

Room MB-27, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, West Virginia 25305

phone: (304) 347-4836



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Governor Jim Justice

Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305


Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731


Governor's Mansion:
304.558.3588


Contact the Governor's Office

Scheduling Request


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Secretary of State, Office of
Phone: (304) 558-6000

Website: https://sos.wv.gov/


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Attorney General

Capitol Complex, Building 1, Room E-26
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 558-2021
Fax: (304) 558-0140

Website: https://ago.wv.gov

Contact This Agency


Consumer Protection Hotline:
1-800-368-8808

Fax: 304-558-0184   

Email:  consumer@wvago.gov


Senior Protection Hotline: 304-558-1155


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West Virginia Board of Medicine

www.wvbom.wv.gov

101 Dee Drive, Suite 103 

Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: (304) 558-2921

Fax: (304) 558-2084

Email: Contact Page

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West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine

www.wvbdosteo.org

405 Capitol Street, Suite 402 

Charleston, WV 25301

Phone:  (304) 558-6095

Fax: (304) 558-6096

Contact


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West Virginia Board of Pharmacy

 Website: https://www.wvbop.com

2310 Kanawha Blvd E.
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: 304-558-0558
Fax: 304-558-0572

 Email: michael.l.goff@wv.gov

Email:  boardofpharmacy@wv.gov


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Bureau for Public Health

https://dhhr.wv.gov/bph/Pages/contact.aspx 

Office of the Commissioner

350 Capitol Street, Room 702

Charleston, WV 25301


Phone:(304) 558-2971

Fax:    (304) 558-1035


County Health Departments:  HERE 



Health and Human Resources, Department of
Phone: (304) 558-0684

Website: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov


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West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner 

P.O. Box 50540 

Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0540

Phone: (304) 558-3354

Fax: (304) 558-0412

Website: http://www.wvinsurance.gov/



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Prescribing Information 


 


Current limit: Seven-day (short-terrm pain), four-day (emergency room prescriptions), three-day (prescribed by dentists or optometrists)


Policy: Gov. Jim Justice (R) signed Senate Bill 273 on March 27, 2018. The legislation enacted procedures for opioid treatment and limited prescriptions to a seven-day period for short-term pain, four days for emergency room prescriptions, and three days for prescriptions written by a dentist or optometrist. The bill also required the state Pharmacy Board to coordinate with the physician licensing board to identify suspicious prescriptions. SB 273 did not limit opioid prescriptions for cancer and hospice patients or residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities


AMA Resources West Virginia

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



During the 2018 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, Senate Bill 273, commonly referred to as the Opioid Reduction Act, was enacted with the goal of curbing the opioid crisis. Legislators revisited the law during the 2019 session and passed House Bill 2768, which makes several revisions to clarify the original language.


The following is a quick reference guide to the 2019 revisions/amendments to the Opioid Reduction Act contained in HB 2768. The new law:  Legislative Changes Affect Opioid Prescribing






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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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DHHR Announces Implementation of New Opioid Prescribing Requirements - West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Controlled Substance Prescribing by County in West Virginia, 2017 - Help & Hope WV
Controlled Substance Prescribing by County in West Virginia, 2017: 


Resources - Help & Hope WV
Opioid Response Plan for the State of West Virginia. Prescriber Resources


West Virginia Code Chapter 60A, Uniform Controlled Substances Act. - West Virginia Legislature



Medical Board:



Pharmacy Board:



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

State Resources & Links

ACLU of West Virginia

Email:  mail@acluwv.org

P.O. Box 3952

Charleston, WV 25339

Phone: (304) 345-9246

Web:  http://www.acluwv.org


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West Virginia State Medical Association

Website:  https://www.wvsma.org  

4307 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25364

Phone :  304 925-0342 - Toll Free (800) 257-4747 

Fax: 304 925-0345

Email:  info@wvsma.org


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West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Timothy Deer, MD

46 Quarry Ridge Road

Charleston , WV 25301

Phone: 304-347-6120

Fax: 304-347-6126 

Email: DocTDeer@aol.com 


Disability Rights of West Virginia


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Professional Medical Organizations


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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 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Wisconsin

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

Departed members

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


Wisconsin

Legislature Home Page

Wisconsin State Capitol

2 East Main Street,  Madison, Wisconsin

Contact the Legislature


Reference Bureau:



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Office of the Governor 

Governor

Lt. Governor
PO Box 7863
Madison, WI 53707​


Contact Information

Madison Office:  (608) 266-1212

Milwaukee Office:  (414) 227-4344



Secretary of State


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Attorney General

PO Box 7857

Madison, WI 53707-7857

Phone: (608) 266-1221

Fax:     (608) 267-2779

Contact Us


File Consumer Complaint


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Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Medical Examining Board (MEB)

4822 Madison Yards Way 

Madison, WI 53705

Phone: (608) 266-2112

Fax: (608) 267-3816

Contact: Valerie Payne, Executive Director

Valerie.Payne1@wisconsin.gov


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Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board

 Website: 

https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Pharmacy/Default.aspx

 Office: 608/266-2112

 Fax: 608/267-0644

 Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov



Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)



Controlled Substances Board


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Department of Health Services

1 West Wilson Street

Madison, WI 53703 

Email: DHSwebmaster@wisconsin.gov

General phone: 608-266-1865


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Office of the Commissioner of Insurance 

State of Wisconsin 

P.O. Box 7873 

Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7873

Phone: (608) 266-3586

Fax: (608) 266-9935



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Prescribing Information 


Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing Guideline ...

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

DSPS Physician Continuing Education

DSPS Medical Examining Board (MEB)
On January 16, 2019, the Board updated the  Opioid Prescribing Guideline.

Wisconsin Responsible Opioid Prescribing Continuing Education ...
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

List of Approved Opioid CME Courses
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

Board of Nursing Best Practices for Prescribing Controlled ...
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

Best Practices for Prescribing Controlled Substances Guidelines

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

Analysis of Monitored Prescription Drug Dispensings: MD/DO
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

Checklist for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat



Opioid Task Force:  https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/advocacy/boards-councils/society-initiatives/opioid-task-force/


Wisconsin Opioid Dashboard

Website:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/opioids/index.htm 


AMA Resources Wisconsin 

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

 


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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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DSPS Controlled Substances
Chapter 961 - Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

DSPS Controlled Substances Board



Medical Board:


Opioid Prescribing Guideline - WMEB

List of Approved Opioid CME Courses

Suggest an Agenda Item

Statutes and Administrative Code

Check for Pending Rules



Pharmacy Board 

Statutes and Administrative Code



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


State Resources & Links

ACLU of Wisconsin

Email: liberty@aclu-wi.org

207 East Buffalo Street 

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 272-4032

Web:  http://www.aclu-wi.org


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Wisconsin Medical Society

Website:  https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org 

330 E. Lakeside Street, Madison, WI 53701

Phone : Toll-Free :866.442.3800  -  Fax: 608.442.3802

Email :  communications@wismed.org


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Wisconsin Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Vijay  Singh, MD 

Pain Diagnostics Associates 

1601 Roosevelt Road 

Niagara, WI 54151 

Phone: 715-251-1780 

Fax: 715-251-1812. 

Email:  vs@netnet.net



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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 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Wyoming

Federal Government:



Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 

Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 

Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Wyoming's  Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives


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Wyoming State Legislature:

https://www.wyoleg.gov

200 W. 24th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002.


Find Your State Representatives 





Contact information, including phone numbers is available here.


Senate Receptionist (Message for Senators): 307.777.7711 


House Receptionist (Messages for Representatives): 307.777.7852 



  • Recommend Support or Opposition for Pending Legislation:
    Online Hotline: During the legislative session, you can recommend support, opposition or leave a comment on legislation using the Online Hotline.


Telephone Hotline: 866.996.8683 or 777.8683 (in Cheyenne)


Citizen Guide to the Legislature.


How to Read a Bill.



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Attorney General's Office 

2320 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-8962
Fax: (307) 777-3435
Email: ag.consumer@wyo.gov 

Our Staff  

Toll Free  1-800-438-5799



Human Services Division

Pioneer Building, 1st Floor

2424 Pioneer Avenue

Cheyenne, WY  82002

(307) 777-5075




Medical Review Panel

800 Werner Court, Suite 190

P. O. Box 1507

Casper, WY  82602

(307) 265-2225



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Governor Mark Gordon

Email:  http://www.wyo.gov/contact-us

Address:

200 W 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY, 82002

Phone:  1-307-777-7220

Phone:  307-.777-7434 


Request a Meeting HERE 



Contact Staff:


Pat Arp:     pat.arp@wyo.gov                                

Chief of Staff 


Buck McVeigh: buck.mcveigh@wyo.gov                     

Policy Director


Erin Johnson:   erin.johnson@wyo.gov                      

Health & Human Services 



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Wyoming Secretary of State's Office

Compliance Division

307-777-7370


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Wyoming Board of Medicine

wyomedboard.wyo.gov/


Kevin D. Bohnenblust, JD, CMBE 

130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite A
Cheyenne, WY 82002

  • Phone: (307) 778-7053

Board Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting Calendar


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Wyoming Department of Health
https://health.wyo.gov
401 Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Call 1-866-571-0944 (toll free)
Fax (307) 777-7439



Link to Statutes 


Link to Rules 


 
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Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy


Phone (307) 634-9636


Email lisa.hunt@wyo.gov


email bop@wyo.gov


https://pharmacyboard.wyo.gov/#h.p_C_4Kc4s2vg_x



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Wyoming Department of Insurance, 

Phone:  307-777-7402



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PRESCRIBING  REGULATIONS: 


Pain Management Policy 



Quasi-regulatory guidelines:

Wyoming Health Care Licensing Boards’ Uniform Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances in the Treatment of Pain

In February 2009, the Wyoming Board of Medicine adopted the state’s licensing boards’ Uniform Policy on the use of controlled substance to treat pain. 

The guidelines include:

performing a patient assessment before prescribing opioids, 

obtaining informed consent from the patient for opioid treatment, requiring a written agreement outlining patient responsibilities if the patient is determined to be at high risk for medication abuse or to have a history of substance abuse, conduct periodic review of the opioid treatment, and maintain a complete medical record of the patient’s treatment.



Rule-making


The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is aware that Wyoming Statute Section 35-7-1030, (SF0046/SEA0068) took effect July 1, 2019. The Board, in consultation with other professional licensing boards, is drafting rules that establish reasonable EXCEPTIONS to the statute. 

Per the statute, the Board will include EXCEPTIONS to the prescribing LIMITS for CHRONIC PAIN, CANCER treatment, and PALLIATIVE care. The Board may include other clinically appropriate exceptions if necessary. The Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy in Wyoming, and is not authorized to provide advice on how Wyoming Statute Section 35-7-1030 impacts an individual's practice. 


Title 33, Chapter 24, Wyoming Pharmacy Act July 2019

Title 35, Chapter 7, Wyoming Controlled Substances Act July 2019


These documents are also available on the Wyoming State Legislature's Website.




The Board of Medicine reminds licensed Physician and Physician Assistants that new laws regarding the prescription of controlled substances and CME requirements were passed during the 2019 legislative session. In conjunction with the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy, the Board of medicine has mailed pertinent information regarding these new laws to each licensee that holds a Wyoming Controlled Substance Registration. 


To view the letter, please follow the links below: 
Physicians Physician Assistants

To view the Board of Medicine's Intent to Adopt Rules, see below:
Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules
Board of Medicine Rules Package

BOARD OF MEDICINE URGES USE OF CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT 

The Wyoming Board of Medicine has adopted the Chronic Pain Management Toolkit, developed by the Wyoming Rx Abuse Stakeholders group.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TOOLKIT


The Board urges physicians and physician assistants treating chronic pain in their practices to make active use of the Toolkit.  It contains guidelines, forms, and checklists to assist in effectively treating patients’ chronic pain while ensuring the safe use of opioids and other controlled substances.




Wyoming Board of Medicine Rules & Regulations

(Please note that this is not the official version of the Rules and Regulations, and is provided as a convenience.  The official rules may be viewed on the Wyoming Secretary of State’s web page at https://rules.wyo.gov/


They can be found under agency “Administration & Information, Dept. of”, program “Medicine, Board of”, rule type “Current Rules and Regulations”)


Click on the link to view the Wyoming Board of Medicine, Medical Practice Act. The link will direct you to the Wyoming Legislative Service Office website.

Medical Practice Act

(Please note that this is not the official version of the Wyoming Medical Practice Act, and is provided as a convenience.  The official statutes may be viewed on the State of Wyoming Legislative Service Office web page at http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/wyStatutes.aspx, under Title 33, Chapter 26.)



Wyoming Medical Practice Act

Board of Medicine Rules and Regulations

Board of Medicine Policies and Procedures


AMA Resources Wyoming

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




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  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 


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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 


OPIOID-RELATED RESOURCES


Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and opioids account for over 60 percent of those deaths. Building a strong doctor-patient rapport can help facilitate tough conversations with patients about opioid prescriptions and reduce risks that could lead to malpractice suits. 


Here is a column by The Doctors Company offering tips for having a conversation with patients regarding opioid prescription.


Dr. Natalie Winter (Pain Management, CRMC) presented on the opioid epidemic, opioid legislation, WY opioid laws, data supporting legislation, and where we are headed. 


More State Resources

ACLU of Wyoming 

Email: acluwy@aclu.org

Cheyenne, WY 82003

Phone: (307) 637-4565

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


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Disability rights Groups

 

Bridges of Wyoming- Serving Individuals With Disabilities in Wyoming
Wyoming Disability Resources, Programs and Advocacy. 


Wyoming Aging and Disability Resource Center | Information and services for older adults and people with disabilities


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Wyoming State Medical Society

Website:  https://www.wyomed.org 

122 E. 17th Street, 

Cheyenne, WY 82001 

Phone :  307-635-2424  

Fax: 307-635-2424

Email :  info@wyomed.org


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Wyoming Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. 

Dan Alzheimer, MD 

P.O. Box 708. Big Horn, WY 82833. 

Phone: (307) 672-1048. 

Fax: (307) 751-6257 

Email: roxdan@hotmail.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 DashboardsHERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES: 


US Members of CongressHERE 

(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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