|Posted:||December 7, 2018 08:47 AM|
|From:||Senator Gene Yaw|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Implementation of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines|
|In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation (SB 655 of the 2017-18 Session) requiring mandatory implementation of opioid prescribing guidelines developed by the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force.
Convened by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, the task force developed and approved guidelines, which have been all or in part independently adopted by the state Board of Medicine, the Board of Pharmacy and Board of Dentistry.
The guidelines include:
I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as SB566