Due to the unprecedented epidemic of prescription drug overdose deaths, states have the primary responsibility to regulate and enforce prescription drug practice. In Arizona, laws are in place to prevent inappropriate prescribing regulation of pain management clinics. To prescribe, dispense or administer controlled substances, physicians must be licensed in Arizona and comply with applicable federal and state regulations. Physicians are referred to the Physicians Manual of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for specific rules governing controlled substances as well as applicable Arizona regulations.

Components of the SB 1001: 2018 AZ Opioid Epidemic Act have gone into effect and more new requirements of this bill are coming in 2019. In April 2018, Arizona physicians are required to do a 5-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions, 90 MMEs per day, new CME requirements (three hours of opioid education) and eliminates the exemption that allows a health professional to not check the CSPMP if prescribing no more than a 5-day supply. Starting in January 2019, prescription order for a Schedule II opioid must be transmitted electronically to the dispensing pharmacy in six of Arizona's largest counties. All other counties begin in July 2019.  

Trying to obtain a pain management clinic license can be a daunting task. The team at TTG Healthcare Advisors are experts in handling all licensing requirements and compliance for new or existing pain management clinics. TTG specializes in educating pain management clinics about practice standards and risk management programs for the use of controlled substances. TTG can handle education on state and federal controlled substance guidelines, requirements, regulations and policies, and can assist with the following:

  • Pain Management Clinic Compliance

  • Pain Management Patient Care Requirements

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training “CPR” 

  • Quality Management Program 

  • Emergency Treatment Plan

  • Infection Control Program

  • Opioid Prescription Compliance

  • Medication Services Compliance 

  • Medication Records Compliance

TTG Healthcare Advisors has been recognized as one of the "2018 & 2019 Top 10 Healthcare Consulting Firms". Collaborate with TTG to help with licensing and other requirements for your new pain management clinic. Call (877) 884-3350, schedule your complimentary consultation or complete the form below. 

Pain Management Clinic Licensing