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PRESCRIBERS BEWARE: KENTUCKY ENACTS PAIN CLINIC AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES LEGISLATION

In a Special Session, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted House Bill 1, sweeping legislation designed to combat prescription drug abuse through increased regulation of pain clinics and greater scrutiny of prescribing practices by various agencies of state government.  Governor Beshear signed the legislation into law, and it will become effective in July, 2012.  In addition to placing significant limits on the ownership of pain clinics and imposing a host of requirements governing the operations of pain clinics, the legislation also strengthens licensing standards for physicians and other practitioners and requires practitioners to take specific steps prior to prescribing or dispensing a Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substance. More >

PROPOSED PAIN CLINIC LEGISLATION WILL REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PROVIDER OPERATIONS AND INCREASE LEGAL SCRUTINY OF PRESCRIBING PRACTICES

The Kentucky General Assembly is currently considering sweeping legislation to combat prescription drug abuse through increased regulation of pain clinics and greater scrutiny of prescribing practices by various agencies of state government.  House Bill 4 and the Free Conference Committee Report proposing to modify House Bill 4, if enacted and signed by Governor Beshear, will place significant limits on ownership of pain clinics and also impose a host of requirements governing the operation of pain clinics in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. More >

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