Government Regulations on Prescribing Controlled Substances


This guide provides:

  • A synopsis of the main Federal regulations on prescribing opioids
  • Information on how Federal and state regulations interact
  • Access to the complete Federal regulations and State regulations on prescribing opioids
  • Case examples

Substantial changes in these regulations have occurred in recent years and so clinicians should review both state and federal policies to fully understand their responsibilities (Chou et al, 2009).

This guide adapted by Clinical Tools with permission from: Heit, HA. Regulatory update: What every physician must know. Presented in New Orleans, LA on April 30, 2009.
Last Updated by Clinical Tools, Inc. in November 2010