Maryland - HB1211
Health Care Providers - Opioid Prescriptions - Limitations and Requirements
February 9, 2017
A health care provider may not write a prescription for more than a 7-day supply of an opioid if the opioid is being prescribed to:
- A minor; or
- An adult who has not previously been prescribed an opioid for outpatient use.
A health care provider who is prescribing an opioid to a minor shall discuss with the minor and, if present, the minor’s custodial parent or legal guardian, the following information:
- The risks of addiction and overdose associated with the opioid;
- The dangers associated with taking the opioid with alcohol, benzodiazepines, or other central nervous system depressants; and
- The reason that the prescription is necessary.