The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association works diligently to monitor and impact legislation that affects osteopathic medicine in Oklahoma.
We are thankful to state leaders for the appropriation to our osteopathic teaching hospital, the OSU Medical Center (OSUMC). The OOA is proud the osteopathic family achieved this funding, now on an annual basis, and will ensure unparalleled service to the public well into the future.
The OOA also works to defend against scope of practice overreaches and excessive regulations that hinder access to care for our patients. With your proactive advocacy, we will continue our efforts to provide only the best health care for Oklahomans.
SB 1446 addresses the over-prescription of opioids by requiring 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. This bill also requires all physicians to receive no less than one hour of education in pain management or one hour of opioid use or addiction each year preceding application for renewal of license.
View SB 1446 in its entirety here.
Download a sample of the Opioid Therapy Agreement here.