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New Legislation: Non-Opioid Alternatives

Wednesday, August 14, 2019  
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Effective July 1, 2019, before providing anesthesia or prescribing, ordering, dispensing, or administering an opioid listed as a Schedule II controlled substance to treat pain, health care providers must now inform a patient about available non-opioid alternatives and provide the patient with a Department of Health educational pamphlet. For more information about the new law and to view the pamphlet please visit one of the following websites:

Florida Board of Medicine

Florida Medical Association

Florida Health Source


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