New prescribing requirements have been established from the 2017 legislative session (AB 474 and SB 59).
Background of the new law:
- Read the bill (AB474) HERE
- For more resources provided by State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral health, visit prescribe365.nv.gov
The bill has five (5) major requirements Nevada Physicians (including residents) and Physician Assistants need to know:
STARTING JANUARY 1, 2018
- Two units of CME per licensing cycle required for all licensed prescribers: misuse, abuse of controlled substances, prescribing of opioids or addiction- may satisfy ethics and general requirements.
- Mandated Registry and Use of PMP: Every initial Prescription and every 90 days during course of treatment. All licensed prescribers must self-query every 6 months.
- New Prescriptions Requirements: All RXs for Controlled Substances must include: Patient’s DOB, ICD-10 code, minimum number of days to consume the prescribed medication, prescriber’s DEA license must be clearly identified.
- New Prescribing Guidelines for Controlled Substances.
- COMING IN 2018 – Overdose Reporting NOT required on January 1, 2018 but coming soon. NSMA will continue to track this progress.