37-2-108. (Temporary) Restriction on prescriptions for opioid-naive patients -- exceptions. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), when a medical practitioner or a naturopathic physician prescribes an opioid to an opioid-naive patient on an outpatient basis, the prescription may not be for more than a 7-day supply.
(2) The restriction imposed under subsection (1) does not apply if:
(a) in the professional medical judgment of the medical practitioner or naturopathic physician, a prescription for more than a 7-day supply is necessary to treat chronic pain, pain associated with cancer, or pain experienced while the patient is in palliative care; or
(b) the opioid being prescribed is designed for the treatment of opioid abuse or dependence, including but not limited to opioid agonists and opioid antagonists. (Terminates June 30, 2025--sec. 8, Ch. 89, L. 2019.)