University HealthCare Alliance

October 11, 2016

Governor Brown signs bill SB 482, which obligates controlled substances prescribers to consult CURES

This bill requires a health care practitioner authorized to prescribe, order, administer, or furnish a controlled substance to consult the CURES database to review a patient’s controlled substance history no earlier than 24 hours, or the previous business day, before prescribing a Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substance to the patient for the first time and at least once every 4 months thereafter if the substance remains part of the treatment of the patient. Learn more.

A weblink to the CURES database will be available in EPIC for easy access on October 19th – EPIC Knowledge Base Article