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Pain Management / Prescribing - Tennessee

Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Laws are changing effective July 1, 2019. Key changes and updates include:

  • Mandatory electronic prescriptions for Schedule II, III, IV & V have been extended until January 1, 2021
  • Partial fill requirement for opioid is no longer mandatory
  • 20-day supply for surgical procedures has been deleted
  • New exception for opioids to treat upper respiratory symptoms or cough (up to 14-day limit)

Download the summary below to learn about the full spectrum of changes. Our Risk Education staff is available to assist you if needed - contact them here.



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