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And with one-third of those deaths due to pharmaceutical opioids, much of Maine’s legislation is focused on the ways and frequency prescription painkillers and other controlled substances can be prescribed.
The mandate, “An Act To Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program,” was signed into law on April 19, 2016, by Governor Paul R. The bill introduces several initiatives designed to address Maine’s rising drug abuse epidemic, including the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).
Furthermore, E-Verify cannot be used to screen existing employees — only new hires.“There are millions and millions of people in that situation and millions of employers who depend on their labor,” said Jessie Hahn, an employment policy attorney at the National Immigration Law Center.
However, some longtime opponents of E-Verify recently have changed sides.
The DEA interim final rule (IFR), “Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances” was published in 2010.
The primary objective is to reduce the potential for diversion, and subsequent abuse, of controlled substances.
Employers in states that mandate the use of E-Verify are more likely to screen applicants.
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To date, it is one of three states to pass legislation making written prescriptions for pharmaceutical opioids illegal.
In 2015, opioid abuse claimed the lives of 272 Maine residents, a 31 percent increase over 2014, according to data from the Office of the Attorney General for Maine.
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