State Guidelines on Prescribing Opiates

In addition to federal regulations, states often have their own specific policies which Providers must follow. Urine Drug Screening is even mandatory in several states. The following map can provide more information on state-specific guidelines, it is as an educational tool only.

States with Mandatory Screening are in Orange
States with Recommended Screening are in Blue
States with No Specific Information are in Gray

Federal Guidelines

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Policy

Model Policy For the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)

Practitioner's Manual, an Informational Outline of the Controlled Substances Act

American Pain Society(APS)-American Academy of Pain Medicine(AAPM) Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain.