Recent enactments to help fight the opioid epidemic

Oklahoma Senate Bill 848: 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 addiction. Prescriptions are required to notate on the prescription if the prescription is for acute or chronic pain.

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 addiction.

Oklahoma House Bill 2931: Effective January 1, 2020, practitioners are required to utilize electronic prescribing for Schedules II, III, IV, and V.

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).