TMA Law Guide Update: Informed Consent for Opioid Prescriptions

From the Tennessee Medical Association website. Membership is required to access the TMA Law Guide. 

The Informed Consent guide by the Tennessee Medical Association is an extensive guide addressing the requirement for patients to be apprised of the nature and risks of a medical procedure before such procedure is undertaken, and the liability and legal risks should the physician fail to address these medical procedure risks.

The updated information, provided July 11, 2018, addresses new requirements for physicians when prescribing more than a 3-day supply of opioids to a patient. 

The updated Informed Consent guide can be accessed here. Additional information regarding opioid prescribing is available in the TMA's Opioid Resource Center.