My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
Does this constitute Doctor Shopping under Florida Law?
Patient goes to Doctor (A) and receives prescriptions for Subutex and Valium
Patient then goes to Walk In Clinic and claims a back injury from a recent fall at no time does patient tell the doctor at the walk in clinic that they have a prescription for Subutex and Valium, Patient also states in Medical Records that they have never had any prior back injuries. Patient seeks MRI and wants a referral to Pain Management. Patient receives prescriptions for Tramadol, and 2 muscle relaxers. Patient then goes to Pain Management and states there was a previous back injury before the recent fall and does not disclose to the doctor at Pain Management they had received prescriptions for Subutex and Valium, patient gives pain mangement records of being prescribed Valium from months prior but not the records from the recently prescribing doctor of subutex and valium, patient test positive in UA for oxycodone and tells doctor it was given to patient by a friend, patient gets prescriptions for Oxycodone and Flexerill. All of this occured within 20 days. So my question is since Subutex and Oxycodone are like substances both opiates and patient did not disclose to pain mangement the recent trip to doctor A where subutex and valium were prescribed is this doctor shopping under Florida Law?