Seminole County Tightens Regulations for Pain Management Clinics

Written by  Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 05 December 2012 20:59
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Seminole County, Fla., has adopted an ordinance which tightens regulations for pain-management clinics, according to an Orlando Sentinel article.

The ordinance requires clinics to get a license and provide monthly reports detailing the number of prescriptions issued for controlled substances as well as information about where patients live. It applies to facilities where physicians prescribe controlled substances to more than 20 patients a day but not to facilities where most of the physicians provide surgical care.

Violators will be charged with a misdemeanor and their business licenses will be revoked.

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