The worse possible idea. Let me tell you my experience and then decide. I had a car accident 9 years ago. Since then I have had lower back surgery and a cervical plate and screws put in. I developed fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis from these surgeries. I have been on opioids for those 9 years, dosages have increased, but have been at the same dose for the past 3 years. I have followed every protocol there is for opioid use, including some of my own. I have never abused the medication nor would I ever. There is documented proof to that. Now I moved from PA to Fla in May. My PA pcp was able to give me three prescriptions until I found a new doctor. I planned it all out and set a pcp appt about a week prior to running out. Well, apparently the laws changed in July and now the pcp tells me he cannot prescribe pain meds, I have to see a pain specialist. Ok I had a week to get this straighten out. Yeah right, not in Fla. It took me two weeks and 20 pain specialist before I got one to even agree to see me, because of my dosage ( 10ml every 4 hours). The appt could be for another two weeks. Thank God for my pcp back home, I only went about 4 days without pain meds. Now granted also... The Fla pharmacist had been filling it. Now I go to the pain specialist with all the appropriate proof of compliance and he tells me oh no I amnot going togive you a prescription today, you have to wait 2 more weeks. If you want something today I suggest you go back to PA on the first plane. Oh and if you start seizing due to wiithdrawals here is a list of methadone clinics. He was so disrespectful. So before you think that these policies are not going to change anything between doctors and patients you better think again. I do agree something needs to be done but before hastily putting something out, legitimate pain patients must be considered.