To protect the public from the unprofessional, incompetent, or impaired practice of medicine.
The Board of Medicine issues licenses to qualified Allopathic and Osteopathic physicians and physician assistants based on nationally recognized credentialing standards. The Board regulates the minimum standards for professional conduct and continued competence and takes disciplinary action against licensees who fail to meet these standards.
The Board has voted on final opioid prescribing rules that impose several new requirements on licensees. Please take time to review these important rules. If approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) on April 15, 2016, the rules will be adopted by the Board of Medicine at its next meeting and would be effective the following day.
The emergency rules on opioid prescribing will remain in effect until May 4, 2016.
Use of a morphine dose equivalent calculator is recommended for prescribers of opioids.
Acute Pain Patient Information
The emergency rules require licensees who prescribe an opioid for acute pain to provide the patient with certain information. The Board’s Acute Pain Patient Information document can be used for this purpose, although licensees may choose a different method of communicating this information.