Practice Management

New York Law Limiting Initial Opioid Prescribing Goes Into Effect Friday, July 22

In an effort to curb prescription opioid abuse, New York passed legislation that limits prescriptions of Schedule II, III, or IV opioids to seven days upon initial consultation or treatment of acute pain. This new law will go into effect on Friday, July 22, 2016. Here are additional details:

  • Acute pain is defined in NYS Public Health law as pain, whether resulting from disease, accidental or intentional trauma, or other cause, that the practitioner reasonably expects to last only a short period of time.
  • This rule SHALL NOT include chronic pain, pain being treated as part of cancer care, hospice or other end-of-life- care or pain being treated as part of palliative care practices. 
  • Upon subsequent consultations for the same pain, the practitioner may issue, in accordance with existing rules and regulations, any appropriate renewal, refill, or new prescription for an opioid.

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NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum

Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY  10029

Program to Include:

  • Resident Poster Competition
  • Medical Student Poster Competition
  • Dr's Dilemma Competition
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Networking with peers and colleagues

The Dr's Dilemma Competition is now full. To see the list of teams competing , please go Here.

Additional Abstract Submission Information

Submit an Abstract Here

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and PrEP Text Messaging Campaign

The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce two new exciting resources on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.

  1. PrEP for Sex Video Series: This series of eight videos highlights the voices of men who are currently taking PrEP to prevent HIV infection.   Video topics include:  (1)  Is PrEP Right for Me (2) Beginning the Process (3) Affordability (4) Remembering to Take PrEP (5) Condom Use (6) Why PrEP (7) Side Effects and (8) PrEP and Emotions.

    These videos can be (1) Used in community education programs about PrEP (2) Run in a public space – office, hospital, clinic, etc. (3) Shared through website links (4) Viewed with patients or (5) Posted on Facebook or Tweeted.               

    These videos are embedded on the website or you can find them on YouTube at: PrEP for Sex - Video Series
  2. PrEP Text Messaging Campaign: Text PREP to 69866 for personalized advice on getting PrEP!

The New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network (“the Network”) has created a campaign that provides education and resources around PrEP. The campaign guides users through a pre-programed, yet personalized, conversation that helps them overcome at least 1 of 3 of the major barriers New Yorkers face to accessing PrEP: cost, eligibility or drug-to-drug interactions.

This campaign is mentioned on the website or more information can be obtained by contacting Storm Hurwitz, Health Campaigns Specialist for the Network, at

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