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Topics of Interest
As part of its mission, the Board acts as a resource to physicians and other licensees on questions that arise in the daily practice of medicine. This section will provide information on various issues of interest to practitioners.
- Opioids for Chronic Noncancer Pain - A position paper of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Permission has been granted from the AAN to post this position paper.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Centers Statement from FDA'S Center for Devices and radiological Health.
- DHH and the Office of State Health Officer are encouraging all health care workers to get flu vaccines. See GYN Flu Letter and Healthcare Provider Flu Letter
- Electronic Cancer Reporting - Louisiana law requires that all health care providers report cases of cancer to the Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR). An opportunity to simplify reporting while complying with the law and Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements is available through Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE). More information about the state law (R.S. 40:1299.80 et seq.) and about contacting LAHIE is available at: http://louisianatumorregistry.lsuhsc.edu/lawrules.aspx.