Presentation on theme: "Monday November 21, 2011 5:00 p.m. Health Law for Today’s Physician A Concise Prescription Drug Law Guide for Florida Physicians Alan S. Gassman, Esq."— Presentation transcript:
3.Registration Requirement for Physicians Who Prescribe Controlled Substances To Treat “Chronic, Nonmalignant Pain” 3.3 Exemptions to the Documentation and Standard of Care Requirements The documentation and standard of care requirements do not apply to: – 1. A board-certified anesthesiologist, physiatrist, or neurologist, – 2. or to a board-certified physician who has surgical privileges at a hospital or ambulatory surgery center and primarily provides surgical services. – 3. A board-certified medical specialist who has also completed a fellowship in pain medicine approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association, or who is board certified in pain medicine by a board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association and performs interventional pain procedures of the type routinely billed using surgical codes. Although the Standards of Practice are not required for the above practitioners, compliance with these standards is advised for liabilities purposes. Note 1: SB 904 proposes to expand the list of board-certified physicians exempt from the standards of practice requirements to include psychiatrists and rheumatologists. Note 2: SB 904 also proposes to establish as a matter of law, a prescription received by a pharmacy is deemed to be compliant with the standards of practice in Fla. Stat. 456.44 (3).