Recent Law/Rule Changes Related to Prescriptions and PMP

The Board would like to make all practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances aware of recent  changes to the classifications of certain controlled substances and changes in the rules regarding access to the PMP.


1. Effective August 1, 2014, La. Rev. Stat. §40:964 D.(b) was amended to classify Soma as a Schedule II CDS in LA.

2. Effective Aug 18, 2014, the DEA has classified Tramadol as a SCH IV, CDS.

3. In August 2013, prescribers were authorized by La. Rev. Stat §40:1007.E.(1) to select delegates to access the PMP, as defined by rule, (emphasis added.)  The rules are now effective as of June 20, 2014.