The North Carolina General Assembly convened the 2014 “short” legislative session on Wednesday, May 14th, and promptly set a pace that even the most seasoned veterans of state government would call blistering. Major legislation on taxes, regulatory reform, and energy policy were set in motion within the first days of the session.

One issue of interest to EM providers is the proposed “HOUSE BILL 1037, Strengthen Controlled Substances Monitoring” mandate the development of opioid prescribing guidelines for adoption by the NCMB as well as mandate CME for prescribers.

For more information, see the full legislative report from Colleen Kochanek, NCCEP Legislative Counsel