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Legal Considerations for Prescribers

Clinicians prescribing opioids or other controlled substances to their American Indian or Alaska Native patients should know their legal rights and responsibilities. The following pages provide basic information on:

Additional Resources

References

Indian Health Service. Office of Management Services. Indian Health Manual. Rockville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.

Drug Enforcement Administration Pharmacist's Manual [PDF - 1.5 MB] Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

"Dispensing Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain; Policy Statement," Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  [PDF - 140KB] Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 172 (September 6, 2006), pp. 52,716–52,723.

Prescription Drug Abuse: What Is Being Done to Address This New Drug Epidemic? Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  – testimony before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the House Government Reform Committee 109th Cong. (2006)

Office of Diversion Control, Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  Drug Enforcement Administration.

DEA, Drug Scheduling. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  Office of Diversion Control. Drug Enforcement Administration.