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Controlled substances - R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 5-37.4-3

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Practitioners may prescribe, administer, and dispense controlled substances to persons diagnosed with “a condition resulting in intractable pain” so long as the practitioner has documented the diagnosis in their medical records. Practitioner’s that comply with this documentation requirement may not be professionally disciplined for prescribing, administering, or dispensing controlled substances.

This section does not prevent the director from denying, revoking, or suspending the license of a practitioner that (1) prescribes controlled substances for non therapeutic purposes or fails to keep diagnosis or treatment records; (2) fails to keep records of controlled substances as required by the Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevent Control Act of 1970; (3) writes false prescriptions; or (4) dispenses controlled substances in a manner prohibited by state or federal law.


Current as of June 2015