State Board of Medical Examiners

Dispensing of Medications

The Board has submitted a final report to the Louisiana Legislature in connection with the proposed adoption of an amendment to its rules governing  physician dispensation of medications (LAC 46::XLV.6513.E), which appeared in the August 20, 2013 edition of the Louisiana Register.

Out-of-State Physician Orders

The Board has submitted a final report to the Louisiana Legislature in connection with the proposed adoption of a new rule regarding an exception to physician licensure for certain out-of-state physician orders  (LAC 46:XLV.424), which appeared in the August 20, 2013 edition of the Louisiana Register.

Occupational Therapy Licensure and Certification

The Board has submitted a final report to the Louisiana Legislature in connection with the proposed adoption of an amendment to its rules the restriction, limitation and additional requirements on occupational therapy examinations  (LAC 46:XLV.1935.A), which appeared in the August 20, 2013 edition of the Louisiana Register.

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management

The Board has submitted a final report to the Louisiana Legislature in connection with the proposed adoption of an amendment to its rules governing physician collaborative drug therapy management  (LAC 46:XLV.7403 et. seq), which appeared in the September 20, 2013 edition of the Louisiana Register.

Billing by Medical Psychologists - Advisory Opinion

State law and regulations authorize medical psychologists to prescribe medications related to the treatment of mental disorders and to undertake the medical evaluations that are required to manage these medications in accordance with widely accepted standards of care.  It is the Opinion of the Board accordingly that medical psychologists are authorized to utilize E/M codes when billing for services provided for management of psychiatric disorders.

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