Opioid legislation and guidelines

Legislative action and guidelines addressing opioid prescribing in the United States

The conversation around opioids has been ongoing at the national and state levels for some time. Prescription opioids are a substantial component of opioid overdoses throughout the United States,1 a factor that has made legislators and organizations heavily consider ways to help combat the epidemic. Every state is involved in some way through a variety of methods, such as the use of official opioid legislation, guidelines from key organizations, and prescription drug monitoring programs. Below, you can discover opioid legislation by state, along with other guidelines created to help limit the amount of opioids being prescribed to patients.

Click on any state to see local opioid-related legislation and guidelines.

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Legislative Action and Guidelines Addressing Opioid Prescribing in the United States

The legislative action and guidelines provided are for information only purposes. Please consult state and organization specific resources for official requirements.

Updated May 12, 2020.

The legislative action and guidelines provided are for information only purposes. Please consult state and organization specific resources for official requirements.