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Massachusetts Government & State Agencies Contact Info

Massachusetts –  

 

Federal Government: 


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress: HERE 

U.S. Congressional District Map HERE  

Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 

All States Opioid Legislation HERE

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State Government: 

 

State Legislative Session Calendar 

 

State Legislative District Map HERE  

Track State Opioid Legislation HERE 

Opioid Bills: https://malegislature.gov/Search?SearchTerms=Opioids

Find Your State Legislators HERE 

 

Massachusetts Legislature State House 

24 Beacon St., Room 443, Boston, MA, 02133 

Phone Number: (617) 722-2000 


 


All Senators 

Senate Clerk 

  

All Representatives 

House Clerk 

 

Governor Charlie Baker Office of Constituent Services 

Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Room 280, Boston, MA 02133 

Phone:  (617) 725-4005 

Toll-free in Massachusetts (888) 870-7770 


Email the Governor's Constituent Services Office     

Governor's Office Staff  

 

Office of Attorney General Maura Healey 

1 Ashburton Place, 20th Floor, Boston, MA 02108  

Consumer Specialist:  (617) 727-8400 

Call us in Boston (617) 727-2200 

Email constituent Services:  ago@state.ma.us 

Request meetings with staff  Request a visit   

Find more ways to contact the Attorney General's Office  Learn more  

 

 Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division 

Civil Rights (617) 963-2917 

Disability Rights (617) 963-2939 

Fax: (617) 727-5762 

File a civil rights complaint    

 

Attorney General’s Consumer Advocacy & Response Division 

Consumer Hotline (617) 727-8400 

File a consumer complaint   

ADA Coordinator Email: Bethany.Brown@state.ma.us 


Secretary of the Commonwealth Citizen Information Service 

One Ashburton Place, Room 1611 Boston, MA 02108-1512 

Phone:  617-727-7030 Toll Free: 1-800-392-6090  

Fax: 617-742-4528  

E-mail: cis@sec.state.ma.us 

 

Board of Registration in Medicine  

200 Harvard Mill Square, Suite 330, Wakefield, MA  

Phone:  (781) 876-8200 

Fax: (781) 876-8383 

Consumer Hotline: (800) 377-0550 

General information: borim.info@state.ma.us 

Physician Profiles: MA.profiles@state.ma.us  

 

Medical Board Meetings: 

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/borim-calendars 


BORIM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)   

Disciplinary and Other Board Actions  

 

Board of Pharmacy  

239 Causeway St., 5th Floor, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114 

 Phone: (800) 414-0168 

 Fax: (617) 973-0980 

Email: pharmacy.admin@massmail.state.ma.us  


Pharmacy Board Meetings:  

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-pharmacy/events?_page=1  

 

NIH Opioid Summary


Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration  

Phone:  (617) 973-0949  

Email: MCSR@Massmail.State.MA.US  

 

Drug Control Program  

Phone: (617) 973-0800  

Email: dcp.dph@massmail.state.ma.us  

 

Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool  

Main Phone: (617) 753-7310 

Help Desk: (855) 562-4767 (24/7) 

Email: mapmp.dph@state.ma.us 

Fax: (617) 973-0985 

 

Department of Public Health 

250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108 

 Phone:  (617) 624-6000 

 Fax: (617) 624-5206 

 Online: Submit a contact form  

Email:  Torey.McNamara@MassMail.State.MA.US 

 

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 

 Phone: (617) 573-1600 

Online Contact Form

Visit the EOHHS web page   


Division of Insurance 

1000 Washington Street Suite 810, Boston, MA 02118 

Main (617) 521-7794 

Toll Free (877) 563-4467 

Open Monday to Friday 8:45 am-5:00 pm. 

Find a contact: About the Division of Insurance     



 




Members of Congress:


U.S. Senators


Sen. Edward  Markey (Democrat)
Sen. Elizabeth  Warren (Democrat)
 

House of Representatives


Rep. Richard  Neal (Democrat - district 1)


Rep. James  McGovern (Democrat - district 2)


Rep. Lori  Trahan (Democrat - district 3)


Rep. Joseph  Kennedy (Democrat - district 4)


Rep. Katherine  Clark (Democrat - district 5)


Rep. Seth  Moulton (Democrat - district 6)


Rep. Ayanna  Pressley (Democrat - district 7)


Rep. Stephen  Lynch (Democrat - district 8)
Rep. William  Keating (Democrat - district 9)



ACLU of Massachusetts 

Web: http://www.aclum.org 

211 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110 

Email:  info@aclum.org 

Phone: (617) 482-3170 - 

Fax: (617) 451-0009 


Massachusetts Pain Society  

Boris Shwartzman, MD Comprehensive Pain Management 

Phone: 508-541-0004 

Email: borismd@yahoo.com 


Massachusetts Medical Society 

860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 

Phone :  (781) 893-4610, ext. 1504 

Fax: (781) 464-4823 

Email :  nero@massmed.org 



Massachusetts Pain Initiative

7 Barbara Road, Walpole, MA  02081

Email:  info@masspaininitiative.org


The Massachusetts Pain Initiative  is a statewide, nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to ending needless suffering from persistent and acute pain and to improving the quality of life for all people affected by pain.


Assessment of Pain – Brief Overview


Assessment Tools


Pain Communication Tools


Pain Assessment Documentation Tool (PADT)


Graded Chronic Pain Scale


Initial Pain Assessment Tool

PDF for facial pain (TMJP):


 The scale is also used for back pain and headache:

Brief Pain Inventory




Prescribing Laws and Regulations

Current Limits 


  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and seven-day limit (minors)


  • Policy: Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed House Bill 4056 into law on March 14, 2016. The law limits initial opioid prescriptions to seven days for adults. The law also limits opioid prescriptions for minors to seven days. Prescriptions can exceed seven days under certain circumstances, such cancer pain, chronic pain, and for palliative care.[32]


  • At the bill's signing ceremony, Gov. Baker made the following statement: "Today, the Commonwealth stands in solidarity to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic that continues to plague our state and burden countless families and individuals. I am proud to sign this legislation marking a remarkable statewide effort to strengthen prescribing laws and increase education for students and doctors.  While there is still much work to be done, our administration is thankful for the legislature’s effort to pass this bill and looks forward to working with the Attorney General and our mayors to bend the trend and support those who have fallen victim to this horrific public health epidemic.


Prescribing Regulations and Laws: 


https://search.mass.gov/laws-regulations?q=Opioid%2Bprescribing  


 Information & Resources:  


AMA Resources Massachusetts 


MMS Opioid Task Force:  LEARN MORE  


Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers for Patients:  LEARN MORE

  

Massachusetts Opioid Dashboard Massachusetts' dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state  


Requirements to use MassPAT  


Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 94C, Sec. 24A requires a practitioner to utilize the prescription monitoring program:


  • Each time the practitioner issues a prescription to a patient for any narcotic drug in Schedule II or III or a benzodiazepine


Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2018




Additional Resources for Requirements to use MassPAT: 


Open  file for Federally Scheduled Drugs: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  Open PDF file, 145.36 KB, for  #17-2-670 


“Narcotic Drug” Definition Clarification – 2/6/2017  (PDF 145.36 KB)


Open DOCX file, 47.09 KB, for  #17-2-670 “Narcotic Drug” Definition Clarification – 2/6/2017  (DOCX 47.09 KB)   


Open PDF file, 33.48 KB, for Opioid Bill Notice (PDF 33.48 KB) 


Open DOC file, 44 KB, for Opioid Bill Notice(DOC 44 KB) 


Physician Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Non Cancer Pain 


Prescriber Reminder List When Prescribing Opioids 


Webinar: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing: Optimizing Office Systems


SCOPE of Pain 


Governor’s Opioid Addiction Working Group    

Current opioid statistics    

Chapter 55 Overdose Report    

Prescriber education core competencies     

DPH public information campaigns about opioids    

Get help for substance addiction  



MASSACHUSETTS


Massachusetts Law About Prescription Medication


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents Workers Compensation Opioid & Controlled Substance Protocol


The Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic


Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Therapy & Physician Communication Guidelines

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