Controlled Substance Policy

Narcotics and Other Controlled Medications, Disability Determination

Controlled Substances 

Our Clinicians at BRI do not prescribe Schedule 1,2,3, or 4 controlled narcotic substances, including Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Fentanyl or other medications in these classes. Additional controlled substances we do not prescribe include sleep aids and stimulants such as Ambient or Provigil.  Patients who may benefit from these pain medications or other controlled substances are directed to their primary care service-professional, medical pain manager, psychiatrist, or neurologist.

Disability Determination

Our clinicians at BRI provide their expertise in clarifying diagnosis and developing treatment for patients with Autoimmune and Inflammatory disorders.  We are not qualified by training or experience in the process of disability determination.  Therefore, we do not perform these evaluations nor complete forms related to them.  State and private entities that provide Independent Medical Evaluations and Physical Capacity Evaluations in the course of disability determination, however, may request our records to supplement the process of evaluation.  Our records will be provided to these agencies only with patient's consent.