Health Professionals are the gatekeepers and primary contact for community members at risk for substance abuse, we need your expertise and connections to reduce opioid overdoses through safe prescribing methods
REQUIRES PRESCRIBERS TO OFFER PRESCRIPTION FOR NALOXONE WITH OPIOIDS
Effective January 1, 2019
AB 2760 (Wood, Chapter 324, Statutes of 2018) requires prescribers to offer a prescription for naloxone hydro-chloride, or an approved equivalent as described in the statute, to patients in the following cases:
The patient receives a prescription of 90 or more morphine milligram equivalents of an opioid medication per day.
An opioid medication is prescribed concurrently with benzodiazepines.
The patient presents with an increased risk for overdose – including such cases as a history of overdose, a history of substance use disorder, or a risk of returning to a high dose of opioid medication to which the patient is no longer tolerant.
In addition, the law requires prescribers to provide education on overdose prevention and using naloxone to reverse opioid overdose to the patient or to someone designated by the patient. The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.
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