(A) Physical dependence and tolerance by themselves do not indicate addiction.
(B) Physical dependence and tolerance are normal physiological consequences of extended opioid therapy, and do not, in the absence of other indicators of drug abuse or addiction, require reduction or cessation of opioid therapy. A physician shall refer to rule 4731-11-11 of the Administrative Code for a listing of red flags that indicate possible drug abuse or addiction.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/23/2017 and 08/31/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4730.07, 4730. 39, 4731.05, 4731.052
Rule Amplifies: 4730.25, 4731.052 , 4731.22
Prior Effective Dates: 11/11/98