Guidelines for the Safe Prescribing of a Controlled Substance for Pain
Current Nevada Law requires prescribers to obtain informed consent from patients regarding the potential risks of treatment using a controlled substance. On September 23, 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board safety study, Drug Use Trends in Aviation: Assessing the Risk of Pilot Impairment, issued Safety Recommendation I-14-1 that prescribers of controlled substances for pain:
[D]iscuss with patients the effect their medical condition and medication use may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.
Prescribing practitioners should conform to Safety Recommendation I-14-1 when issuing prescriptions for controlled substances to Nevada patients in accordance with the provisions of NRS 639.23507 and 639.2391 to 639.23916, inclusive, and all applicable regulations. See, e.g., NAC 630.187.