In an effort to further combat prescription drug and opioid addiction, the Michigan legislature recently enacted new legislation affecting the prescribing of controlled substances by physicians and other licensed prescribers.
These new laws are intended to help improve education on the dangers of opioid abuse, increase monitoring of a patient’s drug history, and establish follow-up care as part of an existing prescriber-patient relationship before a prescription for a controlled substance is issued.
It is important that physicians and other licensed prescribers are aware of the new laws and when they become effective, in addition to existing state and federal laws and rules regulating the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. A physician or other licensed prescriber who fails to comply may be subject to licensing disciplinary action and other consequences, particularly in light of increased enforcement action by state and federal agencies.
Download our white paper “New laws for prescribing controlled substances in Michigan: Are you ready?,” including “Fast Facts” timeline of new prescribing laws by effective date