|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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