SB 1446 & SB 848

SB 848 was signed by Governor Stitt on May 21, 2019 and went into effect immediately. This bill addresses issues with SB 1446. SB 848 requires osteopathic physicians to complete one (1) hour of education in pain management or one (1) hour of education in opioid use or addiction each year preceding an application for renewal of a license, unless the licensee has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Board that the licensee does not currently hold a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration number. This does require osteopathic physicians to complete one hour of Proper Prescribing by June 30, 2019 in order to renew your license. If you are needing to fulfill this requirement, please click here to register for one of the three opportunities in June. 

Click here to view SB 848 in its entirety.  

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. 

The OOA has many resources to help you understand SB 1446:

The OOA has an online CME lecture regarding the new Oklahoma opioid law, which took effect November 1, 2018, as well as frequently asked questions on medical marijuana.  This CME is worth three hours of AOA Category 1-A credits.  Visit DOCME to see this lecture and more.