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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 18C: Patient education required before issuance of opioid prescription

[ Text of section added by 2016, 52, Sec. 23 effective March 14, 2016.]

  Section 18C. Prior to issuing a prescription for an opioid contained in Schedule II of section 3, a practitioner registered under section 7 shall: (i) consult with a the patient regarding the quantity of the opioid and a patient's option to fill the prescription in a lesser quantity; and (ii) inform the patient of the risks associated with the opioid prescribed.