Two New Laws Impacting Gastroenterologists

As of July 1, 2019, two new laws will go into effect that will impact many gastroenterologists.

Under the first, ambulatory surgery centers will now be allowed to keep patients up to 24 hours, even if that means a stay after midnight. The old law required either a discharge or hospital transfer before midnight.

Under the second, those administering anesthesia or prescribing Schedule II opioids must discuss non-opiate options with patients and provide them with a pamphlet designed by DOH.
Download the Pamphlet Here
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