The Vermont Health Department has proposed new rules on prescribing opioids, the rules are designed to cut down on opioid addiction.
According to the documents the doctor would have to lay out the risks of opioids to patients. A consent form is needed, and other alternatives considered.
The documents say there will also be a limit on the number of pills prescribed.
The Health Department is accepting the public’s comments about the proposal through email. Or by mail to Lillian Colasurdo, Vermont Department of Health, PO Box 70, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402. Folks have until October 28 to comment.
A public hearing is scheduled for October 21 in Burlington at 108 Cherry Street at 1 p.m.
You can read the rules proposal below.