In response to Governor John Kasich’s announced limits on prescription opiate prescribing for acute pain, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy (SOBP) has already released its proposed amendments to rules 4729-5-30, 4729-37-04 and 4729-37-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code to implement the governor’s restrictions. A copy of the proposed rule amendments can be accessed on the SOBP’s website.
Under the proposed rules, a prescription for a controlled substance must include the ICD-10-CM medical diagnosis code (10/1/2016), including the description of the code, of the primary disease, or condition that the controlled substance is being used to treat.
At this time, public comment is being sought on the amendments to these rules prior to being filed with the Common Sense Initiative.
Comments on the proposed rules will be accepted until close of business on Wednesday, April 19, and should be emailed to Cameron.firstname.lastname@example.org.