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Non-opioid Alternatives Legislation

Thursday, October 10, 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 nonopioid alternatives and provide the patient with a Department of Health educational pamphlet. For more information about the new law and to view and download the pamphlet, click here.

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