New Laws in Tennessee for 2019

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Multiple laws will be hitting the books at the start of the new year.

Over 30 laws will be in effect, ranging from the prescribing of drugs and notification of opioid abuse.

One law says health departments are required to accept allegations of opioid abuse or diversion and to publicize them to report offenders, but it prohibits civil liability for/or firing a person who reports suspected abuse.

Other laws include health care prescribers to issue prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances electronically by July 1, 2020. Prescribers are also authorized to do a partial fill of controlled-substance prescriptions.

Wine and beverage sales will also be allowed on Sunday during certain hours - except for Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving.

News State Laws Effective 01-01-19

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ource: Partner Station WMSR

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