|Action||Prescribing of opioids|
|Comment Period||Ends 2/9/2018|
Thank you for seeking public comment on this regulation. I'm an emergency veterinarian in NoVA and wanted to say that I appreciate extending prescriptions from 7 days to 14 days as I feel this helps post-op patients who may need pain medication for a bit longer. I'm not often involved in chronic pain management or hospice care, as I tend to refer owners back to their primary care veterinarians for that, but I do appreciate the provision allowing for chronic administration of these medications not just for chronic pain, but for conditions requiring cough suppression. I feel that these regulations are very reasonable in stipulating for rechecks and monitoring to document continued need for opioid based medications.