Controlled Substances; notification requirements for prescribers prescribing opioids; revise

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the regulation of controlled substances, so as to revise notification requirements for prescribers prescribing opioids; to require prescribers to discuss with patients, their parent, or guardian the risks of addiction, dependence, and fatal overdose associated with opioid use and all available alternative treatments; to require prescribers to document the notification in the patient’s file; to exclude prescribers for certain patient groups from this Code section; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.