Posts tagged AB474
The New Opioid Prescribing Law (AB474)

Well, it’s been over eight months since the new opioid law went into effect, and I think it’s safe to say that the dust has settled to some extent. Most practitioners have a good understanding of the reasoning behind the law, and the intent of the laws in an effort to battle the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, however, when the new law took effect January 1st, many prescribers were taken by surprise due to the numerous procedural changes that the new law required. Uncertainty about the law created significant confusion and heightened anxiety for those who prescribe controlled substances.

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AB474: Is Your Practice Ready?

Every Nevadan, whether physician, patient, or citizen, has been impacted by the prevalence of opioids in our community. In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic and the effects felt in Nevada, Governor Sandoval brought forth legislation known as the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Act (AB474). Passed unanimously by the legislature, AB474 goes into effect on January 1, 2018 and will impact all prescriptions for controlled substances, although most provisions of the law uniquely apply to controlled substances prescribed to treat pain.

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Kicking into High Gear

Clark County Medical Society has kicked 2018 off in high-gear with a few positive changes here at CCMS, including new staff, new programming, our long-awaited new and improved website and database management system. This means a simpler process for you to update your contact information, pay your dues, and reserve your spot for CME’s and other quality CCMS programs.

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Working Together on AB 474

Well, it is finally here. AB 474 and all of its components are now the law of the land. If you are a physician that does not to have to prescribe scheduled medications, you can consider yourself lucky. It is rare to see physicians from every specialty and subspecialty united in something, however, it seems that every physician that I know is united in the fact that they do not like this law. Obviously, there are physicians that over-prescribe opioids, however, the other 99 percent of physicians are now forced to understand all the aspects of this law before they write a prescription, or their license could be revoked.   

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