practice of Medicine


Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Medication safety

Controlled drugs and patient management

In a physician‘s practice, there may occasionally be an issue concerning a patient and controlled drug usage. Because liability is often associated with these patients, a system of control and management should be implemented to address these liability areas. This may be accomplished by restricting access to prescription pads and syringes.

When a patient with a potential drug abuse …

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The information provided in this resource does not constitute legal, medical or any other professional advice, nor does it establish a standard of care. This resource has been created as an aid to you in your practice. The ultimate decision on how to use the information provided rests solely with you, the PolicyOwner.