Recent enactments to help fight the opioid epidemic
Oklahoma House Bill 2931:
Effective January 1, 2020, practitioners are required to utilize electronic prescribing for Schedules II, III, IV, and V.
Oklahoma Senate Bill 1446:
Requires doctors and chronic-pain patients to enter into a treatment agreement. Requires a patient be staged through a limited initial prescription, a limited second prescription, and then be formally advised that continued opioid use can result in addition.
Oklahoma House Bill 2795:
Mandates medical facility owners that prescribe opioids to patients on a monthly basis register with OBN annually.
Oklahoma Senate Bill 1367:
States that law enforcement officers may not take a person into custody if the officers were contacted by the person in question to report a drug overdose (either themselves or another person).