Nonopioid Alternatives Pamphlet

Posted in Latest News on July 2, 2019.

House Bill 451, Nonopioid Alternatives, was approved by Governor DeSantis and is effective July 1, 2019. The bill requires that before providing anesthesia or prescribing, ordering, dispensing, or administering an opioid listed as a Schedule II controlled substance to treat pain, the patient must be informed about available nonopioid alternatives. A healthcare practitioner will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using nonopioid alternatives. Under the new law, the department is required to develop an educational pamphlet about using nonopioid alternatives and post the pamphlet on the department’s website. Healthcare practitioners must provide the patient with this educational pamphlet. Those healthcare practitioners providing emergency services and care are exempt from these requirements.

Click here for pamphlets and additional information.



More Latest News

Annual Report & Long-Range Plan Released for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year
October 29, 2019

The Annual Report & Long-Range Plan for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year is now available to view online. Continue reading


The official publication of the Florida Board of Nursing
October 22, 2019

The purpose of this journal is to keep the nursing community in Florida abreast of important regulatory updates, licensing/renewal information… Continue reading




Need to Verify a License?

To verify a Nurse Licensure Compact Multi-State RN or LPN License:
Access https://www.nursys.com and click on "Look up License".

 

To proceed to the DOH License Verification page (information on Florida licensees only), click here.