4731-21-04 Tolerance, Physical Dependence and Addiction.

(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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/06/2007 and 11/06/2012

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 4731.05 , 4731.052

Rule Amplifies: 4731.22 , 4731.052

Prior Effective Dates: 11/11/98