In addition to federal regulations, much of the regulation on opiate prescribing is governed on the state level. As such, many states have generated state specific policies that providers need to be familiar with when prescribing opiates. Several states have even mandated urine drug screening as a necessary component for treatment with long term opioid therapy. Please reference the clickable state map to link to your state’s specific regulatory guidelines.
Some states have more painkiller prescriptions per person than others
Legal Disclaimer: As a service to our clients, every effort is made to keep these links active and up-to-date. The information contained herein is intended to be an educational summary of regulatory material and is not to be construed as legal advice. It is the responsibility of the prescribing clinician to ensure compliance to all local, state, and federal laws/regulations. InSource Diagnostics is in no way affiliated with any of the state medical boards, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the American Pain Society, or the American Academy of Pain Medicine.