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  334.106.  Intractable pain treatment physician may prescribe controlled substances for therapeutic purposes, requirements — exceptions. — 1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a physician may prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances for a therapeutic purpose to a person diagnosed and treated by a physician for a condition resulting in intractable pain, if such diagnosis and treatment has been documented in the physician's medical records.  No physician shall be subject to disciplinary action by the board solely for prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances when prescribed, administered or dispensed for a therapeutic purpose for a person diagnosed and treated by a physician for a condition resulting in intractable pain, if such diagnosis and treatment has been documented in the physician's medical records.

  2.  The provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to those persons being treated by a physician for chemical dependency because of their use of controlled substances not related to the therapeutic purposes of treatment of intractable pain.

  3.  The provisions of subsection 1 of this section provide no authority to a physician to prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances to a person the physician knows or should know to be using controlled substances which use is not related to the therapeutic purpose.

  4.  Drug dependency or the possibility of drug dependency in and of itself is not a reason to withhold or prohibit the prescribing, administering or dispensing of controlled substances for the therapeutic purpose of treatment of a person for intractable pain, nor shall dependency relating solely to such prescribing, administering or dispensing subject a physician to disciplinary action by the board.

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(L. 1995 S.B. 125 § 334.106 subsecs. 1 to 4)


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