Dr. Doug Gourlay and legal expert Jennifer Bolen discuss the intersection of medicine and law. What are the connections between carrying out licensing board directives on using opioids to treat pain, reasonably prudent medical decision-making, and documentation. Practitioners must never lose sight of patient history and risk evaluation. Or treatment plans, goals, and exit strategies. And true informed consent and treatment agreements. Don't forget follow-up encounters and risk monitoring. What is the role of a “medical expert” when called to testify?
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