§ 715.15. Medication dosage.

 (a)  The narcotic treatment physician shall review the dosage levels at least twice a year, with each review occurring at least 2 months apart, to determine a patient’s therapeutic dosage.

 (b)  The narcotic treatment physician shall determine the proper dosage level for a patient, except as otherwise provided in this section. If the narcotic treatment physician determining the initial dose is not the narcotic treatment physician who conducted the patient examination, the narcotic treatment physician shall consult with the narcotic treatment physician who performed the examination before determining the patient’s initial dose and schedule.

 (c)  Methadone shall be administered or dispensed only in oral form and shall be formulated to reduce its potential for parenteral abuse.

 (d)  A narcotic treatment program shall label all take-home medication with the patient’s name and the narcotic treatment program’s name, address and telephone number and shall package all take-home medication as required by Federal regulation.

 (e)  LAAM shall be administered or dispensed only in oral form and shall be formulated to reduce its potential for parenteral abuse.

 (f)  The narcotic treatment program shall develop written policies and procedures relating to narcotic treatment medication dosage which includes the requirements of subsections (a)—(e).



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