Rules for prescribing controlled substances.

Authors: Senator Ronald Grooms, Senator Patricia Miller

Co-authors: Senator Mark Stoops, Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Steven Davisson

Co-Sponsors: Representative Edward Clere, Representative Steven Stemler, Representative Charlie Brown


Requires the medical licensing board to adopt standards and protocols for the prescribing of controlled substances, including the use of abuse deterrent formulations. Requires, before March 1, 2016, the following boards to adopt rules concerning the prescribing of opioid controlled substances for pain management treatment: (1) the medical licensing board, concerning physician assistants; (2) the board of podiatric medicine, concerning podiatrists; (3) the state board of dentistry, concerning dentists; and (4) the Indiana state board of nursing, concerning advanced practice nurses. Requires each board to report before December 31, 2015, to the legislative council with a status report on the board's efforts to adopt the required rules.