Laws and Policies

Prescription Guidelines – Graphic Summary

This chart outlines the new guidelines and checkpoints put in place for before a patient is put on a chronic regimen of opioids.

The Need for Opioid Prescription Limits

Why are prescription limits one solution to the opioid crisis?  This guide answers common questions.

This list of FAQs covers prescription limits, the use of ICD-10 Code and exemptions, and other common questions about the TN Together prescribing limits.

Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines

Guidelines produced by a committee of professionals led by TDMHSAS and the Tennessee Department of Health on prescribing buprenorphine in non-residential settings.

Pain Management Guidelines

A guide from the Tennessee Department of Health on clinical practice guidelines for outpatient management of chronic pain.


Information from the Tennessee Department of Health on the lifesaving medicine Naloxone, also known as Narcan™, an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.