AB474 – The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Act

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Act (AB474), which was introduced by Governor Sandoval during his 2017 State of the State address, was passed unanimously by the legislature, and was signed into law on June 16, 2017. The law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018, expands and updates state laws related to the reporting of drug overdoses, provides protocols for healthcare providers that are prescribing controlled substances, and enacts the Prescribe 365 initiative. This impacts all prescriptions for controlled substances; however, most provisions apply specifically to only those controlled substances prescribed to treat pain.

This legislation establishes a standard of care that is intended to ensure that prescribers have critical information about their patient that demonstrates that the benefits of prescribing a controlled substance outweigh the risks, and ultimately improving patient safety and reducing the risk of addiction to prescription drugs.

In order to assist our member hospitals with the requirements of the new law, NRHP has compiled a list of resources, tools, and templates for opioid abuse prevention.

State of Nevada Resources

Nevada Rural Hospital Partners Resources

Federal Resources