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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 60. Board Of Dentistry
Chapter 21. Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry

18VAC60-21-105. Prescribing of opioids for chronic pain.

If a dentist treats a patient for whom an opioid prescription is necessary for chronic pain, the dentist shall either:

1. Refer the patient to a medical doctor who is a pain management specialist; or

2. Comply with regulations of the Board of Medicine, 18VAC85-21-60 through 18VAC85-21-120, if the dentist chooses to manage the chronic pain with an opioid prescription.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2708.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019.

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