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Legislature OKs Bill Limiting Many Opioid Scripts to 7 Days

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 418 | 0 | 0 min read

The Utah Legislature has passed a bill limiting many opioid prescriptions to seven days. House Bill 50 was sent to the governor's office on Friday. It limits all opioid prescriptions to seven-day supplies except those for patients with a documented complex or chronic condition, or patients who have recently had surgery.  The bill, by State Rep. Raymond Ward, R-Davis, passed 67-5 last month in the House and 28-0 this month in the Senate. The bill applies to opioids that are classified as Schedule II or Schedule III by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Utah law still a...

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