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Alabama

Federal Government 


Find Your Members of Congress



U.S. Congressional District Map

Request Meeting

Phone: 202-224-5744


Sen. Doug Jones (Democrat)
Request Meeting

Phone: 202-224-4124



U.S. House of Representatives 


Rep. Bradley Byrne (Republican - district 1)
Rep. Martha Roby (Republican - district 2)
Rep. Mike Rogers (Republican - district 3)
Rep. Robert Aderholt (Republican - district 4)
Rep. Mo Brooks (Republican - district 5)
Rep. Gary Palmer (Republican - district 6)
Rep. Terri Sewell (Democrat - district 7)

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State Government:

 

State Legislative Session Calendar


Find Your State Legislators  


State District Map HERE 


Track State Opioid Legislation: HERE


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Alabama State Legislature

Website: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/default.aspx 

11 South Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36130


Find Your State Legislature Representatives 



  • House of Representatives 

Web: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/ISD/Splash_House.aspx 

Phone:  (334) 261-0500  



Phone: (334) 261-0800


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Attorney General Marshall Website 

501 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104 

 Main Number: 334-242-7300 


Online Contact Form 

File Complaint 


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Governor Kay Ivey
600 Dexter Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone:  334.242.7100 


Send your questions and comments to Governor Ivey »

General Questions
Meeting Request

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Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

848 Washington Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104
Tel:  800-227-2606
Phone (334) 242-4116
Fax: (334) 242-4155
Email:  bme@albme.org 

Upcoming Medical Board Meetings: 

https://www.albme.org/BMEmtgdates.htmlhttps://www.albme.org/BMEmtgdates.htmlhttps://www.albme.org/BMEmtgdates.html

Meeting Minutes & Agendas 


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111 Village Street, Birmingham, AL 35242 

Phone: 205-981-2280

FAX : 205-981-2330

Email:  lmartin@albop.com 


Pharmacy Board Meetings: HERE 



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Department of Health 

201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 

Phone: 800-255-1992


Online Contact Form HERE



County Health Departments HERE 



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Department of Insurance
201 Monroe Street, Suite 502

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-269-3550 

Email:  Insdept@insurance.alabama.gov 


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The Honorable John H. Merrill

Secretary of State

State Capitol Building - Suite S-105

600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36130    

Phone: 334-242-7200

Email:  John.Merrill@sos.alabama.gov


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Opioid Prescribing Regulations:


Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (various medical specialty considerations) - End the Opioid Epidemic - 


AMA Opioid Task Force


ALBOP Statutes & Rules - Alabama Board of Pharmacy 


Registration for pain management services 


code of alabama 1975 cumulative supplement including act of 2013 legislature title 20 chapter 2 alabama uniform controlled substances act 1407 legislature ... - Alabama Board of Pharmacy


Physicians & Providers 



Frequently Asked Questions - Alabama Board of Pharmacy


ALBME|MLC • Controlled substance prescribing FAQs - Alabama Board of Medical Examiners



Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) | Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Launching New Opioid Management Strategy to Help Battle Opioid Epidemic in Alabama https://www.bcbsal.org/web/about/press.html 


ALBME|MLC • Guidelines for the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain - Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

540-X-4-. 09 Requirements for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain. 


ALBME|MLC • Administrative rules - Alabama Board of Medical Examiners 


Untitled - Medical Association of the State of Alabama 


Opioids - Alabama Medicaid - Alabama.gov




ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS RULES & REGULATIONS. 


 Opioid Presentation - Alabama Medicaid - Alabama.gov 


Efforts to Combat Opioid Overuse - Alabama Department of Public Health


ALABAMA

A Health Care Professional's Toolbox to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

Officials Announce Plan Opioid Crisis

Opioids in Alabama

ACLU of Alabama

Email: info@aclualabama.org

Phone:  (334) 265-2754

Web:  http://www.aclualabama.org


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 19 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 

Phone :  (800) 239-6272, Local (334) 954-2500  

Fax: (334) 269-5200 

Email :  masa@masalink.org 


Legislative Advocacy: 

https://alabamamedicine.org/advocacy/legislative-session/ 


Advocacy Portal:  https://alabamamedicine.org/advocacy-news/  

Email: tzarr@alamedical.org  

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Alabama Pain Society  

Eric P. Robinson, MD, VP

 Auburn Pain Specialists  

Phone: 334-501-2005 - Fax: 877-679-7743   

Email:  dr_eric@me.com 


Scott Kendrick, MD 

Southside Pain Specialists  

1020 26th St S Birmingham , AL 35205  

Phone: 205-332-3155 - Fax: 866-644-8086   

Email: mskendrick@mskmdpc.com  

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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES: 


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR 

STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


MORE RESOURCES: 


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

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Protection & Advocacy Organization

The Alabama state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP). ADAP is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Alabama to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. The ADAP is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Other Disability Advocacy Organizations

These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Alabama.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Other State Agencies

These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Free assistance with transitioning from a nursing facility or institutional care to the community.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Alabama disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.


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Alaska

Find Your Federal U.S. Representatives 



U.S. Congressional District 



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Find Your State Representatives


Alaska's State Legislature:


District Locator:

State Legislative Districts


State Legislative Session Calendar


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Office of Governor Dunleavy 

3rd Floor, State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99811

Website Contact Form:  https://gov.alaska.gov/contact/email-the-governor/ 

Phone: (907) 465-3500

Fax: (907) 465-3532


Governor Mike Dunleavy

Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer

WAYS TO CONTACT THE GOVERNOR


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Office of the Attorney General KEVIN G. CLARKSON
Alaska Department of Law

1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-1994
Phone: (907) 269-5100 | Fax: (907) 276-3697

Email: attorney.general@alaska.gov
Email: Attorney_General@law.state.ak.us
Website: www.law.state.ak.us


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Alaska State Medical Board 

55o West 7th Ave., Suite 1500

Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 269-8163

E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

E-mail: debora.stovern@alaska.gov

Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist

Phone (907) 465-2537


Calendar of Medical/Pharmacy Board Meetings



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Phone:  907-465-2550

Email: boardofpharmacy@alaska.gov


PHARMACY LINKS

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Department of Health 

Website:  http://dhss.alaska.gov/Commissioner/Pages/Contacts/default.aspx 

Adam Crum

Commissioner

Phone: (907) 269-7800


Tony Newman

Legislative Liaison

Phone: (907) 465-1611


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Department of Insurance
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1560

Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567

Phone: (907) 269-7900

Fax: (907) 269-7910

E-Mail: insurance@alaska.gov


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Prescribing Information:


  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and seven-day limit (minors)
  • Policy: Gov. Bill Walker (I) signed House Bill 159 into law on July 25, 2017. The legislation limits the first fill prescription of opioids to a seven day supply. Prescriptions can exceed seven days if a doctor provides a valid reason for why a longer prescription is needed. Valid reasons for an extension include logistical or travel barriers and if a patient needs more pills to manage chronic pain. The legislation also requires opioid prescription training for medical professionals.[7][8]


STATUTES& REGULATIONS


Opioid Prescribing Regulations:

Link to Statutes.   

Link to Rules

Learn more about reducing addiction at:  Opioids.Alaska.Gov


Controlled Substance Legislative Update – August 2017 pdmp.alaska.gov - Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

Alaska Statutes > Chapter 11.71 - Controlled Substances - LawServer


Continuing education on opioids, pain management and addiction

New Alaska legislation requires a minimum of two hours of continuing education in pain management, opioid use and addiction (unless you do not hold a valid DEA registration). We’ve curated list of several accredited online courses that can be used to fulfill the new CME/CNE requirement.


ALASKA

Alaska State Opioid Prescribing Policy Guide

Alaska Opioid Task Force

ASHNHA Opioid Crisis: State & Nationwide


Professionals:


Resources



Videos


Murkowski on addressing the opioid crisisPrescription Opioids: What Alaskans Need To Know – Brochure, DHSSWith Opioids, Not Sharing is Caring – Opioid PSA Message


National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of medicine in other states.





Health, Medical & Civil Rights Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska   

Email: info@acluak.org 

Phone: 907-258-0044
Phone: (907) 276-2258 
Fax: (907) 258-0288


Contact: Susan Wingrove, Anchorage
Email: akclu@akclu.org
Website:
http://www.akclu.org/


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Alaska Medical Association

4107 Laurel Street • Anchorage, Alaska 99508 

Phone: (907) 562-0304 • Fax: (907) 561-2063

Email: asma@asmadocs.org


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Alaska Pain Society

Website:  http://www.asipp.org/states/Alaska.html 

Christopher M. Gay, MD

Alaska Center for Pain Relief

3851 Piper St, Suite U464

Anchorage AK 99508

Email: christophergaymd@gmail.com





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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES: 


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid DashboardsHERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of CongressHERE 

(all inclusive with social media links


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

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Protection & Advocacy Organization

The Alaska state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is the Disability Law Center (DLC). The DLC is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Alaska to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. The DLC is part of the National Disability Rights Network(NDRN). 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Other Disability Advocacy Organizations

These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Alaska. 

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Other State Agencies

These agencies provide services for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living.

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Alaska disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

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Arizona

Find Your Federal Representatives 

U.S. Congressional District Map



Congressional Delegation 


US Senators


Federal  Representatives


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Find Your State Representatives:


Arizona's  State Legislature

District Locator:

State Legislative District 

State Legislative Session Calendar


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Office of the Attorney General
Mark Brnovich 

2005 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2926
Phone: (602) 542-5025
Fax (602) 542-4085

Email: AGInfo@azag.gov

Consumer Information and Complaints
consumerinfo@azag.gov
Phoenix: (602) 542-5763
Fax: (602) 542-4579
Tucson: (520) 628-6504
Website: https://www.azag.gov/contact-us


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Offices of the Governor Doug Ducey

1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Phoenix: 602.542.4331
Tucson: 520.628.6580



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www.azmd.gov/

1740 W Adams St, Suite 4000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
480-551-2700

Fax: (480) 551-2704


  • Email Form HERE

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www.azdo.gov/


  • Phone: (480) 657-7703
  • Fax: (480) 657-7715

Calendar of Medical Board Meetings HERE


Board meetings are held  on the first floor of the Arizona Medical Board location at:

1740 W Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007
(480) 551-2700


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1616 W. Adams St. Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 771-2727

Fax: (602) 771-2749


Elizabeth Dodge, Deputy Director  

Phone: (602) 771-2735 

Email: edodge@azpharmacy.gov 


Pharmacy Board Meetings: 

https://pharmacy.az.gov/future-board-meeting-dates


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Department of Health 

150 North 18th Avenue, 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-1025
https://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/index.php


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Arizona Department of Insurance 

100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ  85007-2624


Susana Lesmeister

  • Supervisor, Health Care Appeals (602) 364-2399

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Federal Representatives by Congressional District:


Here are phone numbers and online portals for Arizona's delegation:


U.S. House of Representatives


1st Congressional District: Tom O’Halleran (Democrat)

202-225-3361 in Washington, 

520-316-0839 in Casa Grande, 

928-210-8165 in Flagstaff; 

928-304-0131 in NW Tucson; 

https://ohalleran.house.gov/contact


2nd Congressional District: Ann Kirkpatrick (Democrat)

202-225-2542 in Washington, 

520-459-3115 in Sierra Vista, 

520-881-3588 in Tucson; 

https://kirkpatrick.house.gov/contact


3rd Congressional District: Raúl Grijalva (Democrat)

202-225-2435 in Washington, 

623-536-3388 in Avondale, 

928-343-7933 in Somerton, 

520-622-6788 in Tucson; 

https://grijalva.house.gov/email-raul


4th Congressional District: Paul Gosar (Republican)

 202-225-2315 in Washington, 

480-882-2697 in Gold Canyon, 

928-445-1683 in Prescott 

http://paulgosar.house.gov/contact/


5th Congressional District: Andy Biggs (Republican)

202-225-2635 in Washington, 

480-699-8239 in Mesa;

 https://biggs.house.gov/contact


6th Congressional District: David Schweikert (Republican) 

202-225-2190 in Washington, 

480-946-2411 in Scottsdale 

https://schweikert.house.gov/contact/email


7th Congressional District: Ruben Gallego (Democrat)

202-225-4065 in Washington, 

602-256-0551 in Phoenix; 

https://rubengallego.house.gov/contact/email


8th Congressional District: Debbie Lesko (Republican)

202-225-4576 in Washington 

623-776-7911 in Glendale

 https://lesko.house.gov/contact/


9th Congressional District: Greg Stanton (Democrat) 

202-225-9888 in Washington 

602-956-2463 in Phoenix; 

https://stanton.house.gov/contact​​​​​​​


U.S. Senate


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Democrat) 

202-224-4521 in Washington, 

602-598-7327 in Phoenix;

 https://www.sinema.senate.gov/contact


Sen. Martha McSally (Republican)

202-224-2235 in Washington, 

602-952-2410 in Phoenix, 

520-670-6334 in Tucson; 

https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/contact_martha


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PRESCRIBING   INFORMATION 


   

  • Current limit: Five-day initial limit
  • First policy: Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed an executive order on October 24, 2016, that set opioid prescription limits for anyone insured under the state's Medicaid program or the state's employee insurance plan. The order limits the first fill prescription of opioids for adults to seven days. No opioid prescriptions are permitted for children unless they have cancer, a chronic disease, or suffer a traumatic injury.[10] "This is a preventive step, and one we hope that employers and insurance companies will follow our lead to address the scourge of addiction on the front end," said Gov. Ducey on the executive order.[10]


  • Second policy: On January 26, 2018, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed Senate Bill 1001, known as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act. The legislation limited the first fill prescription of adults to five days and aligned state dosage levels with federal guidelines; invested $10 million to assist in improving access to treatment; expanded law enforcement's access to Naloxone, a drug used to reverse overdoses; enacted continuing medical education for opioid prescribers; and required e-prescribing, among other provisions. The legislation passed unanimously in the Arizona State Legislature.[11]


Opioid Prescribing Regulations:

Link to Statutes
Link to Rules  

2018 Arizona Opioid Act 

Prescribing Information 




  • The Arizona Opioid Prescriber Education program is a free online continuing medical education program that provides the latest information about Arizona’s opioid laws and regulations, prescribing guidelines and treatment options for opioid use disorder.



By January 1, 2020, e-prescribing of schedule II controlled substances will be required in Arizona.



Arizona's Opioid Epidemic New Legislation & What It Means for ...



Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat Aug 16, 2019

Arizona Opioid Epidemic Legislation and Information
Generic Overview of Arizona Opioid Epidemic Legislation SB 1001 ...

Generic Overview of Arizona Opioid Epidemic Legislation SB 1001


www.AzRxEd.org



Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 27 – UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACTLawServer
Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 27 – UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT


Arizona Guidelines For Dispensing Controlled Substances - Arizona Department of Health Services
12 pages·493 KB


2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act - Arizona Medical Board
Mar 9, 2018 · The Act prohibits a health professional who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances from issuing a new prescription for a schedule II opioid that exceeds 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs).
2 pages·101 KB


SB1283 - 522R - S Ver - Arizona Legislature


32-2532 - Prescribing, administering and dispensing drugs; limits and requirements; notice
A schedule II or schedule III controlled substance as defined in the federal controlled substances act of 1970 ( P.L. 91-513; 84 Stat. 1242; 21 United States Code section 802)


Arizona - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities
Controlled Substances Statute(s): A.R.S. Controlled Substances, Title 36, Chapter 27 – Uniform Controlled Substances Act - http://www.azpharmacy.gov/pdfs/Chapter%2027.pdf


Non Partisan Health, Medical & Civil Rights Organizations:


American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU)
P.O. Box 17148 
Phoenix, AZ 85011

Web:   http://www.acluaz.org

Phone:  (602) 650-1854 
(602) 650-1376 fax

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Arizona Medical Association Website

2401 W. Peoria Ave., Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602-347-6900
Email djohnson@azmed.org 


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Arizona Pain Society  Website

Contact form:  https://www.arizonapainsociety.org/contact-us



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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES: 


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR 

STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


MORE RESOURCES: 


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

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Contact the Arizona Center for Disability Law - Arizona
The Arizona Center for Disability Law is located in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Disability Resources and Advocacy Organiza - Olmstead Rights
Arizona Disability Resources and Advocacy Organizations. Scroll down for links to government agencies and disability rights organizations in Arizona.

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - DB101 Arizona
The Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA) is a state law that also prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities. The ACRA offers pretty much the same protections as the ADA.


Disability Law | ACLU of Arizona
Responds to complaints regarding discrimination based on disability


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Protection & Advocacy Organization

The Arizona state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL). The ACDL is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Arizona to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. The ACDL is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Other Disability Advocacy Organizations

These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Arizona.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Other State and Non-Profit Agencies

These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Arizona disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

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Arkansas

Find Your Federal Representatives 


U.S. Congressional District Map


Who represents You in the U.S. Congress


Arkansas's Congressional Delegation 


US Senators

Sen. John Boozman (Republican)
Sen. Tom Cotton (Republican)


Members  of the House:

Rep. Eric Crawford (Republican - district 1)
Rep. French Hill (Republican - district 2)
Rep. Steve Womack (Republican - district 3)
Rep. Bruce Westerman (Republican - district 4)


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Arkansas State Legislature


House of Representatives  


Arkansas State Capitol, 500 Woodlane St. Suite 350
Little Rock, AR 72201
Directions


In Session phone (501) 682-6211

Out f oOF SESSION (501) 682-7771


List of Members of House by District:  https://www.arkansashouse.org/learn/district-map


Connect with Your Representative: https://www.arkansashouse.org/about/contact-us


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Arkansas Senate
State Capitol, 500 Woodlane St. Ste 320
Little Rock, AR 72201-1090

In Session Phone:  501-682-2902
Out of Session Phone:  501-682-6107

Senators Contact Info:  Link to Profiles


Find  Your State Senators:  http://www.arkansas.gov/senate/senatorSearch.html


State Legislative Session Calendar


Legislative District Map: https://ballotpedia.org/Arkansas_state_legislative_districts

State Legislative District Finder:  https://argis.ualr.edu/DistrictFinder/index.html


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Office of the Governor Asa Hutchinson



Website:  https://governor.arkansas.gov

Email:  Contact The Governor

Phone: (501) 682-2345


Online Services


Tim Griffin (R)  Lieutenant Governor


Health Policy Team Cabinet Agencies:


Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Insurance Department
Arkansas Worker’s Compensation
Disability Determination for Social Security Administration


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Office of the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge 

Arkansas Office of the Attorney General

Phone Number:  501-682-2007

Email:  oag@ArkansasAG.gov


Consumer Protection Email : Consumer@ArkansasAG.gov


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State Licensing Boards


Arkansas State Medical Board 

1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 340
Little Rock, AR 72201-2936

  • Phone: (501) 296-1802
  • Fax: (501) 296-1805

Email: support@armedicalboard.org


Calendar of Upcoming Medical Board Meetings 

http://www.armedicalboard.org/Public/ScheduledMeetings.aspx


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Board of Pharmacy:  Website

 Office: 501/682-0190
Fax: 501/682-0195

John Clay Kirtley, Executive Director
322 S Main St, Suite 600, Little Rock, AR 72201

Email: John.Kirtley@arkansas.gov


Calendar of Upcoming Pharmacy Board Meetings


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Arkansas Department of Health.   

Website: www.healthy.arkansas.gov
4815 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Phone: 1-800-462-0599


Controlled Substances

501-661-2325


Department Email Directory: 

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/contact-us


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Arkansas Insurance Department

1200 West Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201-1904

Phone: 800-282-9134 or 501-371-2600

Fax: 501-371-2618




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Opioid Prescribing Information:


Rules & Regulations

Pharmacy Lawbook 

Statutes & Regulations


Rules and Regulations


Arkansas Emergency Department Opiod Prescribing Guidelines

  • Print One Page Flyer: Click Here
  • View the full text, including an explanation of each guideline, HERE.


Prescribing and Prescription Drug Education - Arkansas Medical Society

One medical provider should provide all opioids to treat a patient's chronic pain. ... Long-acting or controlled-release opioids (such as OxyContin®, fentanyl patches, and methadone) should not be prescribed from the ED. EDs are encouraged to use the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program on appropriate patients.


Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act

Arkansas

Arkansas Medical Society


Arkansas Medical Society Rx drug abuse website:  

https://www.arkmed.org/resources/prescription-monitoring/  


AMA Resources Arkansas

https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/arkansas/ 


Arkansas Medical Society Rx drug abuse website

Arkansas


Appropriate Prescribing of Opiates - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education - Continuing Education (CE) - UAMSHealth care providers are often unfamiliar with using the PDMP when prescribing controlled substances; in assessing and treating acute and chronic, non-malignant pain; are often unaware of safe, appropriate opioid


Arkansas Opioid Summary | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)May 22, 2019 · The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths increased significantly in Arkansas from 2013 (11.1 per ... In 2017, Arkansas providers wrote 105.4 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons

Arkansas State Medical Board Newsletter




REGULATION NO. 19: PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS A. Physicians operating a pain management program for specific syndromes...that is h - Arkansas State Medical BoardA. Physicians operating a pain management program for specific syndromes...that is headache, low back pain, pain associated with malignancies, or temporomandibular joint dysfunctions..


Quest Diagnostics › DocumentsPDFArkansas State Monitor - Quest DiagnosticsYes. Arkansas has three sections in its MPA and related. Medical Board Regulations that impact pain management and controlled substance prescribing: (1) The Chronic Intractable. Pain Treatment Act; (2 ...


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences aims to reduce opioid prescriptions, refills - HealioNov 14, 2019 · In 2016, as the opioid epidemic in the United States was becoming more widely recognized, the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences formed a committee to identify ways to decrease its opioid prescription rates. 



Arkansas Controlled Substances Laws - 2017 Arkansas Code Title 5, Subtitle 6, Chapter 64 - Controlled Substances :: 2017 Arkansas Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia


Medicare Part D Opioid Policies for 2019

CMS has implemented new implemented new Medicare Part D Opioid Policies for 2019. The policies are finalized and are effective on January 1,2019.  Click here to review the webinar slides in PDF



Helpful links for Health Care Providers


ARKANSAS

Arkansas Senate Bill 717

ASMB Proposes New Rules

Arkansas Medical Society: Professional Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse

Arkansas Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines


ACLU of Arkansas

Executive Director:  Rita Sklar

904 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 374-2660

Web:  http://www.acluarkansas.org


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Arkansas Medical Society 


Website: https://www.arkmed.org/resources/prescription-drug-education/

Phone: 800.542.1058 | 501.224.8967 | (fax) 501.224.6489


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Arkansas Pain Society

Website:  https://asipp.worldsecuresystems.com/states/Arkansas.html

Phone:   270.554.9412 

Email: asipp@asipp.org


President:  Steve Irwin, MD
Web: nwapain.com
Phone: (479) 268-6090


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES: 

Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR 

STATE HERE

State Opioid Dashboards HERE 

Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES: 


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)

Congressional District Map  HERE 

State Legislature Websites  HERE 

Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

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Protection & Advocacy Organization

The Arkansas state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is Disability Rights Arkansas (DRA). DRA is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Arkansas to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. DRA is part of the National Disability Rights Network(NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Arkansas.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Other State and Non-Profit Agencies

These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Arkansas disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

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California

Federal Government 



United States Senators

United States House of Representatives


U.S. Congressional District Map


California's  Congressional Delegation 


Senators

Representatives

Departed members


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State Government 


State Legislative Session Calendar


 

California State  Legislature:

 


Find your Legislator by your address


State Legislative Districts   


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Office of the Governor Gavin Newsom 


1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160

Email:  stateinformation@state.ca.gov


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Office of  Attorney General XAVIER BECERRA

California Office of the  General

Phone Number:  916-322-3360

Online Contact Form:  https://www.oag.ca.gov/contact


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Secretary of State Alex Padilla 

Website: Secretary-of-State

Legislative and constituent services, media inquiries

Phone:   (916) 653-7244

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State Licensing Boards


Medical Board of California

Website:  www.mbc.ca.gov/

Email:  webmaster@mbc.ca.gov

  • Phone: (916) 263-2389
  • Fax: (916) 263-2387

Medical Board Meetings:  

Board and Committee Meeting Dates and Locations


Quick Links

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Osteopathic Medical Board of California

website:  www.ombc.ca.gov/

  • Phone: (916) 928-8390
  • Fax: (916) 928-8392

E-mail: Osteopathic@dca.ca.gov


Upcoming Osteopathic Board Meetings 


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Board of Pharmacy:

Website: https://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/about/contact_us.shtml

Email:  aphstatus@dca.ca.gov

Email  Anne.Sodergren@dca.ca.gov

Email  joan.coyne@dca.ca.gov 

Phone:: (916) 518-3100

Phone  (916) 574-7911

Main Fax: (916) 574-8618



Calendar of Upcoming Pharmacy Board Meetings:



CURES/PDMP

Email. Austin.Weaver@doj.ca.gov

Phone. (916) 227-3324 


Email  tina.farales@doj.ca.gov 

Phone. (916) 210-3171 

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Department of Health:


Website – https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/CDPHHome.aspx

Email – https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/contact_us.aspx#

Phone –(916) 558-1784


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Department of Insurance

Website:  Department of Insurance

Phone:  1-800-927-4357

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Department of Managed Health Care

Website:  Department of Managed Health Care

Phone:  1-888-466-2219

Email:  helpline@dmhc.ca.gov


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Department of Consumer Affairs

Website:  California Department of Consumer Affairs

Email:  dca@dca.ca.gov

Phone Number:  916-445-1254


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Opioid Prescribing Information:



Provider Resources:
Prescribing Guidelines Comparison - California Department of Public Health



Opioids for Chronic Pain and the Medical Board of California's Guidelines
Opioid Prescribing and Education


CALIFORNIA

California Medical Board Prescribing Guidelines in Pain

California DPH Guidance Letter

California DPH Introduction to Prescribing Guidelines Comparison

California DPH Resource for Opioid Prescribers




California Pharmacy Law Book


Laws


Regulations


Pending Legislation

https://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/laws_regs/positions.shtml



Mandatory CURES consultation becomes effective on October 2, 2018.


CURES Mandatory Use 

CURES Advisory Memo 

Medical Board of California’s FAQs

For questions, contact the CURES Program at 

CURES@doj.ca.gov or (916) 210-3187.

California

California Medical Association
Effective October 2, 2018, California physicians must consult California’s PDMP (the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES) – prior to prescribing Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances. The California Medical Association recently co-hosted a live CURES webinar with the California Department of Justice and the Medical Board of California regarding this new duty-to-consult requirement.


Downloads & Links-

Important Information for Consumers




ACLU of California

Executive Director:   Norma Chavez-Peterson

Email:  info@aclusandiego.org
Phone: (619) 232-2121

Web:   http://www.aclusandiego.org


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California Medical Association

Website: https://www.cmadocs.org

Phone: (800) 786-4262

Fax: (916) 588-4796

Email Us


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California Pain Society 

Website:  www.casipp.com


Joseph Cabaret,  MD

Email:  drjoe@drcabaret.com
Tel: (805) 914-0637
Phone: (805) 693-4327


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State Legislative Info


Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES: 


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE

State Opioid Dashboards HERE

Opioid Resources HERE

MORE RESOURCES:


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Protection & Advocacy Organization

The California state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is Disability Rights California (DRC). DRC is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in California to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. DRC is part of the National Disability Rights Network(NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Other Disability Advocacy Organizations

These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in California.

Other State and Non-Profit Agencies

These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Free assistance with transitioning from a nursing facility or institutional care to the community.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and California disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.



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Colorado

Federal Government 



U.S. Congressional District Map


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Congressional  Delegation:


Senators


Representatives



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State Government :


State Legislative Session Calendar


Find Your State Legislators:  HERE 



Track State Opioid Legislation HERE



Colorado General Assembly

200 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203

Email:  comments.ga@state.co.us



The Colorado Senate is comprised of 35 Senators 


  • STATE SENATE PHONE  303-866-2316


The Colorado House  is comprised of 65 Representatives.


  • STATE REPRESENTATIVES PHONE  303-866-2904


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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR JARED POLIS

State Capitol Building

200 E. Colfax Ave., Rm. 136

Denver, CO 80203

Constituent Services: (303) 866-2885

Governor's Office: (303) 866-2471

Email the Governor: Governorpolis@state.co.us


Share Comments

Scheduling Request

Ask For Help


CONTACT THE LT. GOVERNOR

Lt. Governor Office Phone: (303) 866-4075

State Capitol Building
200 E. Colfax Ave., Rm. 130
Denver, CO 80203

Visit the Lt. Governor's Website


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Office of the Attorney General Phil Weiser

Colorado Attorney General

Colorado Department of Law 

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Building

1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 

Phone:  (720) 508-6000

Contact the Office of the Attorney General

CONTACT



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Colorado Medical Board | Colorado.gov

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, 

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7690  - 

Fax: 303-894-7692 

Email: dora_medicalboard@state.co.us


Calendar & Events


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Secretary of State:

Code of Colorado Regulations: Secretary of State's website.

State Register: https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterHome.do


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State Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacy
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800 

Fax: 303-894-7692 

Email: dora_pharmacyboard@state.co.us



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Health & Human Services 

1575 Sherman, Denver, CO 80203

Phone:  (303) 866-5700

Fax:  (303) 866-2606


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Colorado Board of Health

Department of Public Health and Environment

Phone: 303-692-3463 - 

Fax: 303-691-7702 

Email: cdphe.information@state.co.us






Go to rulemaking boards


Meetings

Agenda, participation, documents and summaries


Rulemaking hearings

Official notices of upcoming rulemaking hearings and

 draft rules are published in the Colorado Register on the 10th of each month.  


Regulations

Code of Colorado Regulations with board oversight


About the board

Topics and member information


Petition to add a debilitating condition




Division of Professions and Occupations

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350

Denver, CO  80202

303-894-7800
dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us



Colorado Health Care Professional Credentials Application (COPIC)

Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions

State Board of Human Services

State Medical Services Board

State Medical Board


Citizens Advocate information

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Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway, Suite 850
Denver, CO  80202
303-894-7499

 1-800-930-3745
dora_insurance@state.co.us



Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
1570 Grant Street · Denver, CO 80203-1818
Phone: (303) 866-2993 · 

Fax: (303) 866-4411
Visit HCPF

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Prescribing Information 



  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (long-term care excluded)
  • First policy: Colorado's Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced a new policy on July 10, 2017, to reduce opioid prescriptions in the state's Medicaid program. The policy was rolled out in two phases. The first phase went into effect on August 1, 2017, and limits the supply of opioids a Medicaid recipient can receive if they did not have an opioid prescription in the past 12 months. The policy limits the first fill prescription of opioids to a seven day supply. Patients can get two more seven-day prescriptions, but a fourth prescription would have to be approved by the department. Medicaid recipients that already had an opioid prescription before the new policy will still be allowed up to a 30-day prescription. The second phase went into effect on October 1, 2017, and reduced the morphine milligram equivalents (MME) from Medicaid patients from 300 MME per day to 250 MME per day. The new MME limit does not apply to patients being treated for cancer or in palliative or hospice care.[12][13]
  • Second policy: On May 21, 2018, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed Senate Bill 22 into law. The bill implemented a seven-day initial limit on opioid prescriptions, with prescribers allowed to write another seven-day prescription if they consider it necessary. The bill included exemptions for patients experiencing chronic pain, cancer patients, patients under hospice care, and patients experiencing post-surgical pain expected to last longer than 14 days.[14][15]


COLORADO

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) has implemented and plans to continue to implement policies designed to impact the opioid overdose epidemic. The objective of this page is to provide a central source for Department opioid policy information, resources regarding pain management and opioid prescribing for the provider, member pain management resources, and additional related information. The Department is following the lead of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention in reducing the misuse of prescription opioids. In order to support this Governor-assigned task force the currently implemented policies describing limitations on morphine milligram equivalents (MME), short acting opioid pill quantities, early interruption of opioid dosing escalations, and dental provider specific policies are briefly listed:


  • MME - Prior Authorization required for Rx exceeding 200MME
  • Short-acting opioid pill quantity limits - 120 per 30 days for chronic (non-naïve) short-acting opioids
  • Opioid Naïve Policy - Member identified as opioid naïve if they have not had an opioid Rx filled within 180 days, days-supply will be limited for opioid naïve to 7 days (56 pills, short-acting opioid only), after 3 fills of 7 days-supplies are written, provider may be required to complete provider-provider consult with pain management specialist
  • Dental provider quantity limit is 4 days (24 pills, short-acting opioid only)

Through these policies, the Department is attempting to reduce potentially inappropriate opioid utilization, high risk/high dose prescribing, and reduce unnecessary escalation to higher dose opioid utilization. Recognizing there are special needs and necessity for individual assessment for many members, the Department provides provider-provider consults with a pain management specialist free of charge to the provider and member and are available by request (sspps.co-dur@ucdenver.edu). Compassionate pain management and opioid safety are important to the Department and the consult service provides an additional expert evaluation of safety and efficacy of members' pain management regimens.


The Department strongly encourages the provider use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program when prescribing controlled substances to all members.


Morphine Equivalents Limitations: Lowering the Max Dose Ceiling

Short-Acting Opioids

Pain Management Resources for Providers

Recent Legislation Pertinent to Opioid Prescribing

Opioid Overdose Resources

Patient Education

Substance Use Disorder Assistance/Prevention

Currently available non-drug services covered by Medicaid for use in conjunction with drug treatment


Colorado Policy for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids

Opioid Prescribing 

Call To Action

Pain Management Resources and Opioid Use


News 


Regulations:





Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO): Opioid Guidelines | Department of Regulatory Agencies - Colorado.gov


Jump to New Law Affects Colorado Prescribers, Limits Opioid Prescriptions · 


Spotlight on Colorado - AMA Opioid Task Force
Jan 1, 2019 · In this spotlight analysis of Colorado's response to the epidemic, we analyze the state's efforts in three areas: substance use disorder treatment (SUD), pain management, and harm reduction ...


Opioid Stewardship | Center for Health, Work & Environment | University of Colorado Denver
With the opioid crisis on the rise, it's never been more important for health professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest pain management met​hods. 


Pain Management Resources and Opioid Use | Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

The objective of this page is to provide a central source for Department opioid policy information, resources regarding pain management and opioid prescribing for the provider, member pain management resources, and ...


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP): Health First Colorado strongly recommends using the PDMP when precribing controlled substances. Signing up is incredibly easy.



Practice Guidelines:


Additional Information on the Tapering and Discontinuing of Opioids:


Disclaimer

HCPF is not recommending this calculator to be used as a reference for converting a patient from one opioid to another, conversion is a complex process and we recommend consulting a specialist. The reference calculator is provided as it is the source of opioid milligram equivalents quantification used by HCPF. Please exercise great caution when converting patients from one opioid to another as issues of cross-tolerance and agent pharmacokinetics can create a potentially life-threatening situation. If a telephone consult is needed with a pain management physician (free of charge for Medicaid members), please email SSPPS.co-dur@ucdenver.edu.




Additional Information:


 Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO): Opioid Guidelines

Highlights



Overview


On March 14, 2019, the revised Guidelines for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids were adopted by all six of Colorado’s prescribing and dispensing Boards: the Colorado Dental Board, the Colorado Medical Board, the State Board of Nursing, the State Board of Optometry, the Colorado Podiatry Board, and the State Board of Pharmacy, and endorsed by the State Board of Veterinary Medicine.


Revisions were necessary due to the new requirements in Senate Bill 18-22 Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This new state law went into effect on May 21, 2018, immediately upon the Governor’s signature. The law sets forth prescribing requirements, such as the number of opioids to be prescribed and required Prescription Drug Monitoring Program checks in certain clinical situations. The law also provides specific exemptions to these requirements. 

 

The Boards will continue to evaluate the Policy, incorporating new legislation and collaborating with other state agencies, researchers, practitioners, patients, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate outcomes. The Boards remain committed to this Policy as a living document, reflective of the evolving science, technology, policy and law in their ongoing efforts to address Colorado’s opioid crisis.



State Specific Health, Medical & Disability Rights Organizations:
 

Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

https://asipp.worldsecuresystems.com/doctor-search


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ACLU of Colorado

Executive Director:  Nathan Woodliff-Stanley 

Email:  info@aclu-co.org

Phone: (303) 777-5482

Web:  http://www.aclu-co.org


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Colorado Medical Society

7351 E. Lowry Boulvard, Suite 110, 

Denver, Colorado 80230-6902

Phone:  (720) 859-1001

Contact Us


Component societies


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Colorado Pain Society 

Kenneth C. Lewis, MD

Western Rockies Interventional Pain Specialists

Phone: (970) 858-2562 -  (970) 270-2259



Laws, Rules and Policies

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Medical_Laws


Colorado SUD Study Committee


Organization's Description:

The interim study committee examines prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support strategies for opioid and other substance use disorders in Colorado.


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State Legislative Info


Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES: 


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE 


MORE RESOURCES:


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

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Protection & Advocacy Organization

The Colorado state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is Disability Law Colorado. Disability Law Colorado is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Colorado to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. Disability Law Colorado is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Colorado.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Other State and Non-Profit Agencies

These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Free assistance with transitioning from a nursing facility or institutional care to the community.

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Colorado disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

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Connecticut

Federal Representatives 



U.S. Congressional District Map


Senators


Representatives


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Find Your State Representatives:

State Legislative Session Calendar


Connecticut General Assembly

State Capitol - Hartford, Connecticut  06106-1562

Website: https://www.cga.ct.gov/default.asp

Track Opioid Bills HERE 

State District Map:  https://openstates.org/ct/ 

Find Your State Legislators: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/content/townlist.asp



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Office of the Governor Ned Lamont

State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Website  https://portal.ct.gov/governor

Phone: 860-566-4840

Toll-free: 800-406-1527

Constituent Services: 

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Contact/Email-the-Constituent-Services-Office 


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Office of the Attorney General William Tong

Website:  https://portal.ct.gov/AG 

55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Phone Number: 860-808-5318

Fax: 860-808-5387

Email:  Attorney.General@ct.gov  



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Connecticut Medical Examining Board

Website:  

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Connecticut-Medical-Examining-Board/Connecticut-Medical-Examining-Board

Jeffrey A. Kardys, Admin. Hearings Specialist Board Liaison

P410 Capitol Ave., MS #13PHO,  Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7648

Fax. (860) 509-7553


BOARD MEETING AGENDAS and MINUTES


Disciplinary Actions

Monthly Disciplinary Actions Against Licensees



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Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy

 Commission of Pharmacy

 Office: 860-713-6070

 Fax: 860-706-1242

450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 901, Hartford, CT 06103

 Email: Heather.Hoynes@ct.gov


Commission Meeting Agenda & Minutes


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Department of Public Health

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/dph

410 Capitol Ave., Hartford CT 06134 

Phone Number: 860-509-8000


Department of Health & Human Services: 

https://portal.ct.gov/Services/Health-and-Human-Services 


Local Health Departments: 

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Local-Health-Admin/LHA/Local-Health-



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Connecticut Insurance Department 

WebsIte:  https://portal.ct.gov/cid 

Local: (860) 297-3800

Toll-free: 1 (800) 203-3447

Email: insurance@ct.gov 


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CONNECTICUT  PRESCRIBING:


Connecticut Opioid Abuse Laws

Connecticut State Medical Society Opioid Resources

Backgrounder: Medicaid & Opioids

Current Limits

  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and five-day limit (minors)
  • First policy: Gov. Dan Malloy (D) signed House Bill 5053 into law on May 27, 2016. This legislation limits the first fill prescription of opioids to seven days. Prescriptions can exceed seven days if a doctor determines that the acute or chronic pain condition requires it. The legislative also limited opioid prescriptions for minors to seven days.[16]
  • Second policy: Gov. Dan Malloy (D) signed House Bill 7052 into law on June 30, 2017. This bill reduced opioid prescriptions for minors from seven days to five days.[17] At the bill's signing ceremony, Gov. Malloy made the following statement: "Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse is a disease that is impacting nearly every community and people of every background. It is a complex crisis that does not have one root cause, nor does it have simple solution, but we need to do everything in our power to treat and prevent it. Our work on this front will not be finished until our communities and our families are no longer struggling with the grave costs of this illness."[17]


Reporting a Health Care ComplaintMandatory Reporting of Impaired Practitioners


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Statutes and Regulations
Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 370 - Medicine and Surgery

PUBLIC ACT 18-166  -  AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF OPIOID DEPENDENCY AND OPIOID OVERDOSES IN THE STATE NEW

Access to Medical recordsRelease of records to another provider
Mandatory Reporters of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

MEDICAL ASSISTANT INFORMATION

Regulations

Medical Education Requirements (pdf)

Permits to serve as interns or residents (pdf)

Administrative Regulations - Public Health Code


Rules of Practice (pdf)

Medical Records (pdf)


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Guidelines/Declaratory Rulings

Manual of Penalty Guidelines for Licensed Physicians and Surgeons (pdf)
Statement on the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain (pdf)  


American Medical Association - Code of Medical Ethics
Laws enforced include the Pharmacy Practice Act, the State Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and the State Controlled Substances Act. For more information please call (860) 713-6065

Controlled Substance Charges and Schedules, April 2015



Law Enforcement Resources - Find general information about medication, charges and more.

https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Prescription-Monitoring-Program/Prescription-Drugs-Misuse-and-Abuse 


AMA Resources Connecticut

https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/connecticut/

Connecticut Department of Public Health:  LEARN MORE 

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Health-Education-Management--Surveillance/The-Office-of-Injury-Prevention/Opioids-and-Prescription-Drug-Overdose-Prevention-Program 


Connecticut Opioid Dashboard

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/State-Health-Planning/Healthy-CT-2020-Dashboards/52-INJ-Drug-Overdose#!/vizhome/RXConsortiumdashboard/Readmefirst
Connecticut's opioid dashboard show population and program level indicators and measures for opioid-based drugs, and more.

State Specific Health, Medical & Disability Rights Organizations:
 

Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

https://asipp.worldsecuresystems.com/doctor-search


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American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut

Email:  info@acluct.org

765 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

Phone:  860-523-9146. Fax: (860) 586-8900

Web:  http://www.acluct.org


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Connecticut Pain Society

Website: https://asipp.worldsecuresystems.com/states/Connecticut.html 

President:  Eric Grahling, MD

Phone: (860) 793-0500


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State Medical Society (CSMS)

Website:  https://csms.org 

127 Washington Avenue, East Building, 3rd Floor, North Haven, CT 06473

Phone:  (800) 635-7740, (203) 865-0587 

Fax: (720) 859-7509

Email: membership@csms.org


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State Legislative Info


Legislature Links

Regulatory

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PATIENT RESOURCES:


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR 

STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  

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DISABILITY RIGHTS 



Protection & Advocacy Organization


The Connecticut state disability protection and advocacy (P&A) agency is the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA). The OPA is part of the nation's federally-funded P&A system. It provides help to people with disabilities in Connecticut to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. The OPA is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

ADRCs are the main points of access for long-term supports and services for older adults and people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Legal Services Organizations 

These organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Other Disability Advocacy Organizations

These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

State Medicaid Agency

Learn about and apply for Medicaid services in Connecticut.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Crisis Services

Crisis intervention and counseling for people who are in need of immediate help or need someone to talk to. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress, these agencies are ready to offer free and confidential help. Common concerns include but are not limited to mental illness, suicide, intellectual or developmental disability, physical disability, substance abuse, grief, sexual assault, and family violence.

Services for Senior Citizens

Free or low-cost resources and disability services for senior citizens and their loved ones to promote successful community living. 

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides information, training, and guidance on disability access and Connecticut disability services. One of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.


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District of Columbia D.C.


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



 District of Columbia: Washington


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Council of the District of Columbia

Website: http://dccouncil.us 

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Council Members: http://dccouncil.us/councilmembers/ 


Track Opioid Legislation:  

http://lims.dccouncil.us/SearchResults/?Category=0&Keyword=Opioid 


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Mayor Muriel Bowser 

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 

Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 727-2643

Email: eom@dc.gov


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Office of the Attorney General Karl Racine 

441 4th Street NW, Suite 1100 South, 

Washington, D.C. 20001

Website:  https://oag.dc.gov 

Phone: (202) 727-3400

Fax: (202) 347-8922

Email: oag@dc.gov


Email:  consumer.protection@dc.gov

Phone Number:  202-442-9828 (Hotline)


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Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Website:  https://dcra.dc.gov 

Email:  dcra@dc.gov

Phone Number:  202-442-4400


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District of Columbia Board of Medicine

Website: www.doh.dc.gov/bomed

899 North Capitol Street NE, 1st Floor, 

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 724-4900

Fax: (202) 442-8117


Medical Board Meetings: HERE 


Board Meeting Materials


Discipline


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Board of Pharmacy:

 Website  https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/pharmacy-licensure 

 Office: 202/724-8800

 Fax: 877/862-4252

 Email: shauna.white@dc.gov



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Department of Health:

899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (202) 442-5955

Fax: (202) 442-4795

Email: doh@dc.gov


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Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking 

Website: https://disb.dc.gov 

1050 First Street, NE, Suite 801,  

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 727-8000

Email: disb@dc.gov




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Prescribing Information 



THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)


DC Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

The District of Columbia Prescribing and Dispensing Profile

The District of Columbia Department of Health: Getting Patients Off of Opioids


Opioid Prescribing:

http://dccouncil.us/search/?q=Opioid+Prescribing 


Board Policies 


BoMed Best-Practice Guidelines Policy and Position Statements


BoMed Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid CME Activity Presentation Slides-September 24, 2014 


FSMB Guidelines for the Use of Opioid Analgesics


Opioid Awareness Campaign and Education | doh - DC Health - DC.gov

district opioid working group plan - Department of Behavioral Health


Chairperson, Committee on Health SUBJECT: Report on Bill 22-0459, "Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Omnibus The stated - LIMS - DC Council



Pharmacy Laws and Regulations | doh - DC Health - DC.gov


D.C. Law Library - Chapter 9. Controlled Substances Act.



Board  of  Pharmacy 



Resources & Links

ACLU of the District of Columbia

915 15th St. NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Phone:  202-457-0800

Web:  https://www.acludc.org/


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Medical Society of the District of Columbia

Website:  https://www.msdc.org/default.aspx 

1250 23rd Street, NW, Suite 270, Washington, DC 20037

Phone :  202-466-1800 I Fax: 202-452-1542



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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR 

STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(includes social media links)


Congressional District Map  HERE 


State Legislature Websites  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Delaware

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/m/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

https://openstates.org/mi/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&chamber=&classification=&sponsor



State Legislative Session Calendar


 State Legislature 


Track State Opioid Legislation: 

https://legiscan.com/gaits/search?state=DE&keyword=Opioid


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General Assembly, Delaware 

Website:  http://www.legis.delaware.gov 

Legislative Hall

411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901 

Phone: (302) 744-4114. 

Email:  Legislative.council@delaware.gov 


Find Your State Representative: HERE

http://www.legis.delaware.gov/FindMyLegislator 


Track State Opioid Legislation HERE

http://www.legis.delaware.gov/Search/Global?searchTerm=Opioid 


 -  State Senate 

http://www.legis.delaware.gov/Senate 


 -  State House of Representatives

http://www.legis.delaware.gov/House 


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Office of the Governor John Carney 

Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long 

Website; https://governor.delaware.gov 


820 N. French Street, 12th Floor

Wilmington, DE  19801 

Phone:  (302) 744-4101

Email: https://governor.delaware.gov/contact-connect/ 

Request a meeting with the Governor

https://governor.delaware.gov/request-a-meeting/ 


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 Attorney General Kathy Jennings

Website: https://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov 

Delaware Department of Justice

Carvel State Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801

Civil Division: (302) 577-8400

Fax: (302) 577-6630

Email: attorney.general@delaware.gov


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Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

Website:  https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/ 

861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203, Cannon Building, Dover, DE 19904

Phone: (302) 744-4500

Fax: (302) 739-2711

Email:  customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov  

Medical Board Meetings:  https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/?agencyId=77 


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Delaware Board of Pharmacy 

Website:  http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/pharmacy/ 

Phone:  (302) 744-4500  Fax:  (302) 739-2711

Email:  geoffrey.christ@state.de.us

Pharmacy Board Meetings:  https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/Search?q=&AnyAll=Any&AgencyID=94 


PDMP resources:

Instructions for Prescribers: https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/pmp/faqs/ 


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DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Website: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/index.html 

Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director

(302) 744-4700; FAX: (302) 739-6659



Delaware Department of Health, Northern Health Services

258 Chapman Rd Ste 100, Newark, DE 19702-5411 

Phone: (302) 995-8632 

Email: Christi.Lancellotti@delaware.gov


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Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health

544 S Bedford St, Georgetown, DE 19947-1852 

Phone: (302) 856-5355 

Email: kathleen.russell@state.de.us


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Secretary of State's Office – Dover

Website: https://sos.delaware.gov/contact-information/ 

401 Federal Street, Dover, DE  19901

(302) 739-4111

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Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro 

1351 West North Street,  Suite 101,  Dover, DE  19904

Phone:  (302) 674-7300

Email:  consumer@delaware.gov 

Directory:  https://insurance.delaware.gov/contact/


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County Health Departments:  https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory?searchType=standard&lhd-search=&lhd-state=#card-filter


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Department of Insurance 



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Prescribing Information 





NEW EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2017 RENEWAL: For every renewal starting with the 2017 renewal, you must complete two hours of continuing education (CE) in the areas of controlled substance prescribing practices, treatment of chronic pain, or other topics related to prescribing controlled substances. You will be required to attest to completing the required CE on your renewal application, and your registration will not renewed until you have completed the CE. See Section 3.1.3 of the Rules and Regulations.


New regulations on prescribing opiates go into effect on April 1, 2017.  The new rules:

  • establish basic standards for prescribing opiates safely
  • give new requirements on prescribing opiates for acute episodes as well as for chronic, long term pain management


Letter from David Mangler


Delaware Prescription Opioid Guidelines for Health Care Providers

Delaware Prescription Opioid Guidelines for Patients

Full text of the Rules and Regulations


Uniform Controlled Substances Act Regulations:

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/Uniform%20Controlled%20Substances%20Act%20Regulations.shtml 


Delaware Opioid Dashboard

Website: http://www.delawarehealthtracker.com/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=2370&localeId=10 

Delaware's dashboard shows various information on death rate due to drug poisoning. 



AMA Resources Delaware

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/delaware/  


Medical Society of Delaware

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/types/medical-society-of-delaware/ 


State of Delaware/Division of Professional Regulation:  

HTTPS://DHSS.DELAWARE.GOV/DPH/PHP/ALERTS/DHAN374.HTML 


DELAWARE

Delaware Prescribing Rules

MSD: Opioid Abuse and Prescribing

Opioid Addiction Resources



  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and seven-day limit (minors)
  • Policy: Delaware's Division of Professional Regulation set limits on opioid prescriptions on April 1, 2017. The new rules limit the first fill prescription of opioids to seven days for adults. The rules also limit opioid prescriptions for minors to seven days. Prescriptions can exceed seven days if a doctor determines that the patient requires it. If the doctor deems that a larger supply is necessary, the patient must undergo a physical exam, be educated about the dangers of opioid abuse, and the doctor must examine the patients prescription history.[18]


  • Secretary of State Jeff Bullock (D), whose department regulates controlled substances, made the following statement: "These regulations can save lives by helping to curb the abuse of opiates in our state. Delaware’s prescription rate for certain opiates is among the highest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and we know what many users of heroin tell us: Their drug abuse can be traced back to a time when they were prescribed opiates for an injury or some other valid medical need. With these regulations, we are supporting the efforts of those seeking to break that cycle – including doctors, pharmacists, public health workers and our law enforcement agencies."[18]

ACLU of Delaware

100 West 10th Street, Suite 706, Wilmington, DE 19801

Email:  aclu@aclu-de.org

Phone: (302) 654-5326

Web:  http://www.aclu-de.org



Medical Society of Delaware

900 Prides Crossing, Newark, DE 19713

Phone :  (302) 366-1400 I Fax: (302) 366-1354

Website:  https://www.medicalsocietyofdelaware.org/delaware/cmmsd/ 


Mark Thompson - Phone: 302 444-6958

Email: Mark.Thompson@medsocdel.org 

Katie Hamilton:  302-224-5192. 

Email:  Katie.Hamilton@medsocdel.org



Delaware Pain Society:

Selina Xing, M.D.

Advancexing Pain & Rehab. Clinic

32 Omega Dr. #J, Newark, DE 19713

Phone (302) 737-9125 

Email: s65sing@yahoo.com



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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all inclusive with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Florida

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Florida's  Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



-Florida State Legislature 

The Capitol, 402 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300



Phone: (850) 487-5229



Phone: (850) 717-5650


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Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Phone:  (850) 717-9337 or (850) 488-7146


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Office of the Attorney General Ashley Moody

Phone: 850-414-3300

Citizens Services:  850-414-3990


Branch Field Offices


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Secretary of State 

500 South Bronough Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone:  850.245.6500

Fax:  850.245.6125 

Email: SecretaryofState@DOS.MyFlorida.com


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Florida Board of Medicine 

Website:  

4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C03 

Tallahassee, FL 32399-3253

Phone:  (850) 245-4131

Fax: (850) 488-9325

Email:  https://flboardofmedicine.gov/contact/ 


Medical Board Meetings: HERE 


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Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine

4052 Bald Cypress Way, #C-06 

Tallahassee, FL 32399-3256

Phone: (850) 245-4161

Fax: (850) 921-6184

Email: https://floridasosteopathicmedicine.gov/contact/ 


Medical Board Meetings: HERE 


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Florida Board of Pharmacy

 Office: 850/245-4474

 Fax: 850/921-5389

 Email: MQA.Pharmacy@flhealth.gov


Pharmacy Board Meetings: HERE 


Bureau of Public Health Pharmacy


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Department of Health 

Website: HERE 

Phone:  850-245-4444

Email: health@flhealth.gov


  • County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Office of Insurance Regulation

The Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0305

Website: https://www.floir.com 

Phone: (850) 413-5914  -  Fax: (850) 488-3334

Email:  InsuranceCommissioner@floir.com

Phone: (850) 413-3140



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Prescribing Information 



Current limit: Three-day limit (acute pain)


Policy: Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed opioid legislation that places a three-day limit on prescribed opioids for acute pain, with some exceptions for a seven-day prescription. The law requires healthcare providers to verify a patient's medication history by checking a statewide database of controlled substance prescriptions and mandates that doctors participate in continuing education courses for prescribing opioids. It increases penalties for providers that prescribe opioids through fraudulent or deceptive methods and establishes measures to limit unlicensed pain management clinics. Gov. Scott also noted that the state's fiscal year 2019 budget included $65 million to combat the opioid crisis.


**NOTE: The ONLY approved CE providers are: (1) The Florida Medical Association, (2) Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, (3) Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and (4) Florida College of Emergency Physicians, (5) Baptist Health South Florida, (6) InforMed, (7) Florida Psychiatric Society, and (8) Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center. 

Click here for the "Physician CE Course"


Chapter 2018-13, Laws of Florida (House Bill 21) provides new requirements for prescribing controlled substances.


  • All licensed physicians registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances must take a board approved 2-hour CE course on controlled substances. This includes those physicians with a limited license and temporary certificate holders.
  • Prescription and dispensing supply limits for the treatment of acute pain may not exceed a 3-day supply or up to a 7-day supply under special circumstances.
  • The Board of Medicine is required to develop guidelines for prescribing controlled substances for acute pain.
  • All practitioners must use the PDMP for prescribing or dispensing controlled substances.



Opioid Resource Center


Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking System (FROST)

Website:  HERE 

Florida's drug-related outcomes surveillance and tracking system provides data on opioids and other drug-related outcomes.



AMA Resources Florida

Website:  https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/florida/ 


Florida Statute Governing Controlled Substance Prescribing:  

HTTP://WWW.LEG.STATE.FL.US/STATUTES/INDEX.CFM?APP_MODE=DISPLAY_STATUTE&SEARCH_STRING=&URL=0400-0499/0456/SECTIONS/0456.44.HTML


Statutes:  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm 


Laws:  http://sb.flleg.gov/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm$vid=html:cur




Take Control of Controlled Substances • Controlled Substances Bill - FLHealthSource
In 2018, Florida passed the Controlled Substances Bill that establishes prescribing limits, requires continuing education on controlled substance prescribing, expands required use of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, EFORCSE, and more.


Controlled Substances Bill - FLHealthSource
The Controlled Substances Bill is Florida's response to opioid abuse

Florida's New Law on Controlled Substance Prescribing - Florida Medical Association
imposes a number of legal requirements on healthcare practitioners who prescribe controlled substances, particularly opioids.


Florida's new opioid law: What you need to know - Orlando Sentinel


CS/CS/HB 21 — Controlled Substances - Florida Senate
CS/CS/HB 21 amends various sections of law to increase the regulation, training, and reporting required when controlled substances are prescribed and dispensed.


Florida Board of Pharmacy » Take Control of Controlled Substances- Licensing, Renewals & Information
May 7, 2018 · The Florida Department of Health has a launched an informational website providing basic information pertaining to CS/CS/HB 21, the Controlled Substances Bill,




Laws and Rules | Florida Department of Health
Florida Statutes - Public Record Exemption. Section 893.03 - Standards and Schedules 



Florida Statutes

Chapter 458: Medical Practice

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions

Chapter 120: Administrative Procedure Act

Chapter 395: Hospital Licensing and Regulation

Chapter 400: Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities

Chapter 465: Pharmacy
Chapter 893: Drug Abuse Prevention And Control
Chapter 499: Drugs; Devices; Cosmetics; Household Products


Florida Administrative Codes

Title 64B16: Florida Administrative Code
Rule 64B16 ER12-1: Immediate Notification of Compounding Status and Inspections


Florida Department of Health Resources

Information on Nonopioid Alternatives for the Treatment of Pain

2017 Legislation

Background screening and Livescan Service Providers

Counterfeit-Proof RX Vendor Information

Declaratory Statements/Variances or Waivers

Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (E-FORCSE)

FLHealthSource – Provider Services, Consumer Services, Help Center


Bureau of Public Health Pharmacy, Dept. of Health Phone: 850-922-9036

Cancer Drug Donation Program Phone: 850-717-1800

Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Phone: 850-717-1800


FLORIDA

Florida State Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Florida Counterfeit Proof Prescription Pad Vendors FAQ

Florida's Opioid Crisis





ACLU of Florida

Email:  aclufl@aclufl.org

4343 W. Flagler St., Suite 400, Miami, FL 33134

Phone: (786) 363-2700 

Fax: (786) 363-1107

Web:  http://www.aclufl.org


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Florida Medical Association

Website:  https://www.flmedical.org/florida/ 

1430 Piedmont Drive East, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone :  800-762-0233 

850-224-6496 

Fax: 850-224-6627


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Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Website:  fsipp.org  

Board of Directors, Jesse Lipnick, MD

Phone: 352-493-1741 

Email: docrehab@aol.com


 

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State Legislative Resources 


Legislative


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE



FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all info with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phone: 800-667-9752



Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Phone: 301-443-2784


HHS.Gov- Health Information Privacy

HHS.Gov- HIPAA Statute and Rule Information.



Contact Information | Disability Rights Florida
Phone Numbers. 800-342-0823 Toll Free 850-488-9071 


Florida Disability Resources and Advocacy Organiza - Olmstead Rights
These organizations protect and advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. Florida Center for Inclusive Communities. Florida's Voice on Developmental Disabilities. The Arc of Florida. Family Care Council Florida. Family Network on Disabilities.




Florida Legislation 


to view all 2019 bills impacting health care professions, 

please go to www.flhealthsource.gov/2019-bills


HOUSE BILLS

549 Continuing Education for Dentists

23 Telehealt

501 Alternative Treament Options for Veterans

831 Electronic Prescribing

19 Prescription Drug Importation Programs

7073 Permit and Inspection Fees

487 Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals

7107 Controlled Substances

843 Health Care

451 Nonopioid Alternatives

Georgia

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



Georgia General Assembly 

Website:  http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx



House of Representatives


State Senate



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Office of the Governor Brian Kemp 

206 Washington Street, 111 State Capitol

ATLANTA, GA 30334

Website:  https://gov.georgia.gov 

Contact Us



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Office of the Attorney General Chris Carr

Website: law.ga.gov

40 Capitol Square, SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Primary: (404) 651-8600

Toll Free :  (800) 869-1123

Online complaint form
Consumer Protection Division Website


Attorney General - Meeting Requests


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Secretary of State 

Website:  https://sos.ga.gov/

214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone Number:  404-656-2881

Email: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/email.asp 


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Georgia Composite Medical Board  

Website: www.medicalboard.georgia.gov/

2 Peachtree Street, NW, 6th Floor 

Atlanta, GA 30303-3465

Primary: (404) 656-3913

Fax: (404) 656-9723

Email: medbd@dch.ga.gov



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Board of Pharmacy
2 Peachtree Street, NW
6th Floor
ATLANTA, GA 30303

Website: gbp.georgia.gov

 Office: 404-651-8000

 Fax: 678-717-6694

 Email: tbattle@dch.ga.gov


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | Georgia Department of Public Health


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Georgia Department of Human Services

Website: dhs.georgia.gov


2 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-656-5680

Email: CustomerService@dhr.state.ga.us


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Georgia Department of Public Health 

Website Directory: https://dph.georgia.gov/contact-dph 

Telephone: 404-657-2700 

Email:  DPH-ConstituentServices@dph.ga.govECoun


County Health Departments:  HERE 



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Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner 

Website: https://www.oci.ga.gov 

Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE

West Tower, Suite 704, Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone: (404) 656-2070

Fax: (404) 657-8542

Email: AdminProc@oci.ga.gov 


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Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency


254 Washington St., SW Suite G-2000Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404-656-5100


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Prescribing Information 



Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing: Georgia Edition - Education and CME - Rievent


Georgia.gov › medicalboard › ...PDFRule 360-3-.06. Pain Management. (1) Definitions. As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean: (a) “Annual patient - Georgia Composite Medical Board


Georgia Controlled Substances Act - Georgia Board of Pharmacy

REGULATION OF CONTROLLED. SUBSTANCES





U.S. Senate Submissions 10.5.19



Laws, Rules, Regulations




AMA Resources Georgia

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/georgia/



Georgia Opioid Dashboard 

Website:  https://oasis.state.ga.us/PageDirect.aspx?referer=MortalityDrugOverdoses 

Georgia's online analytical statistical information system (OASIS) is a web-based tool for public health and public policy data analysis. Users can use a suite of tools to access the Georgia Department of Health's repository of data that includes information on opioids and drug overdoses



The State of Georgia is working to end the scourge of opioid abuse.

Dose of Reality

Opioid Investigation and Litigation

Statewide Opioid Task Force 

More on Opioid Abuse



GEORGIA

Georgia Pain Management Rules

Medical Association of Georgia Six Point Platform

Georgia's Opioid Epidemic and Ways to Get Help

State Resources & Links

ACLU of Georgia

Email:  info@acluga.org

Phone: (770) 303-8111 | Fax: (770) 303-0060

Web: http://www.acluga.org


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Medical Association of Georgia

1849 the Exchange, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Phone :  678.303.9290, 800.282.0224 I Fax: 678.303.3732 

Email:  dpalmisano@mag.org 


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Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

6134 Poplar Bluff Circle, Suite 101, Norcross, GA 30092 

Phone: (770) 613-0932

Fax. (305) 422-3327 

Tara Morrison, CAE - tara@theassociationcompany.com 

Website:  http://www.gsipp.com 


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Hawaii

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Hawaii Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



Hawaii State Legislature


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Office of the Governor David Ige

Website: https://governor.hawaii.gov 

State Capitol

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: (808) 586-0034

Fax: (808) 586-0006

Email Governor Ige HERE



Office of the Attorney General Claire Connors

Web Site: http://ag.hawaii.gov

425 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813

PHONE: 586-1282  -  FAX: 586-1239

E-mail: hawaiiag@hawaii.gov



Hawaii Medical Board

Website: www.cca.hawaii.gov

335 Merchant Street, Room 301 

Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: (808) 586-2699

Fax: (808) 586-2689

Email:  dcca@dcca.hawaii.gov 


Medical Board Meetings:  HERE 

RELEASE: DCCA DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (Through July 2019)


Hawaii Board of Pharmacy 

Website

 Office: 808-586-2695

 Fax: 808-586-2689

 Email: pharmacy@dcca.hawaii.gov


 

Department of Health 

Website:  http://health.hawaii.gov 

Directory

Director – Bruce Anderson, PhD.

Phone: (808) 586-4410  - Fax: (808) 586-4444

Email: webmail@doh.hawaii.gov 

Consumers Affairs Resources HERE 

State Agency Directory



Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) 

Insurance Division 

Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/ 

Phone: (808) 586-2790  -  Fax: (808) 586-2806

Email:  insurance@dcca.hawaii.gov

 


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Prescribing Information 




Current limit: Seven-day initial limit

Policy: Gov. David Ige (D) signed Senate Bill 505 into law on July 3, 2017. This legislation limits initial opioid and benzodiazepines prescriptions to no longer than seven consecutive days. Prescriptions can exceed seven days under certain circumstances, such as treatment for cancer, someone in palliative care, and post-operative care.


Hawaii Opioid Dashboard

Website: https://hawaiiopioid.org 

Hawaii's opioid dashboard provides up-to-date stats to support efforts addressing the growing impact of opioids in the Hawaiian Islands


Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain


Hawaii Revised Statutes | Chapter 329 - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT | Casetext


AMA Resources Hawaii

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/hawaii/ 


Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians:  LEARN MORE 


HAWAII

Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners Pain Management Guidelines

Hawaii Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The-Hawaii-Opioid-Initiative, A Statewide Response

ACLU of Hawaii

Email: office@acluhawaii.org

(808) 522-5900  Fax: (808) 522-5909

Web:  http://www.acluhawaii.org


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Hawaii Medical Association

Website: https://www.hawaiimedicalassociation.org

1360 South Beretania Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96814

Phone :  (808) 536-7702 I Fax: (808) 528-2376

Email :  info@hmaonline.net


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Hawaii Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

President-CEO:  Jeffrey S. Wang, MD

Honolulu Pain Management Clinic, LLC

Phone: 808-528-3657

Fax: 808-524-6552 

Email: hpmc_hawaii@yahoo.com


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress by State 

(all inclusive with social media links): 

https://www.contactingcongress.org 


Congressional District Map USA:  

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map  


State Legislature Websites:  

http://www.statescape.com/resources/legislative/legislature-links/  


Track State opioid legislation:  

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescription-drug-statenet-database.aspx  


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Idaho



Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Idaho's Congressional Delegation 


Senators


Representatives

---------------------------------


State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


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Idaho State Legislature 

Website: https://legislature.idaho.gov 

Information Center Phone: 208-332-1000

Email: idleginfo@lso.idaho.gov


  • State Senate

Website: https://legislature.idaho.gov/senate/membership/ 

Phone: 208-332-1000 | Fax: 208-334-2320



  • House of Representatives

Website:  https://legislature.idaho.gov/house/membership/ 

Phone: 208-332-1000 | Fax: 208-334-2491 



Secretary of State 

Phone: (208) 334-2301 

Email: business@sos.idaho.gov


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Office of the Governor Brad Little 

State Capitol

PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720

Phone: (208) 334-2100

Fax: (208) 854-3036

Website:  https://gov.idaho.gov/our-governor/ 

E-mail governor@gov.idaho.gov


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Office of Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden

Website: https://www.ag.idaho.gov/contact/ 

700 W. Jefferson Street, Boise, ID 83720-0010

Phone 208-334-2400

Fax 208-854-8071

Online Contact Form: https://www.ag.idaho.gov/contact/  

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Idaho Board of Medicine

Website: www.bom.idaho.gov

345 Bobwhite Court, Suite 150 

Boise, ID 83706

Phone: (208) 327-7000

Fax: (208) 327-7005

Email:  info@bom.idaho.gov 


Medical Board Meetings:  

https://isecure.bom.idaho.gov/BOMCalendar/Default.aspx 


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Board of Pharmacy 

 Website: https://bop.idaho.gov 

 Office: 208-334-2356

 Fax: 208-334-3536

 Email: info@bop.idaho.gov


Nicki Chopski, Executive Director 

Email: nicki.chopski@bop.idaho.gov


  • Pharmacy Board Meetings:  

https://bop.idaho.gov/board-meetings-minutes/ 


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Department of Health 

Directory:  HERE 

Public Health: Elke Shaw-Tulloch, 

Administrator, 208-334-6996

Health Issues: DPHInquiries@dhw.idaho.gov 


County Health Departments:  HERE 

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Idaho Department of Insurance 

Website:  https://doi.idaho.gov 

Phone: (208) 334-4250

Fax: (208) 334-4398 

Email: https://doi.idaho.gov/about/DOIemail.aspx?did=136 


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Prescribing Information 



Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - Board of Medicine - bom.idaho.gov


Gov. Little signs executive order to combat opioid and substance misuse in Idaho - KIFI

NABP › uploads › 2019/03PDF
News Idaho State Board of Pharmacy - NABP


Opioid Needs Assessment - Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Idaho.gov



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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES LAWS 

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HOUSE BILL NO.11 (2019) - Uniform controlled substances act - Idaho Legislature


Section 37-2732C – Idaho State Legislature

Section 37-2707 – Idaho State Legislature




Idaho Opioid Dashboard

Website: http://gethealthy.dhw.idaho.gov/index.php/home/get_dashboard/14 

Idaho's opioid dashboard provides stats to support efforts addressing the growing impact of opioids in the state


AMA Resources Idaho

Website:  https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/idaho/ 


https://bop.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/.../2019_Law_Book.pdf 




IDAHO

Idaho Board of Medicine Use of Opioid Analgesics in Treatment of Chronic Pain

Idaho Board of Medicine Opioid & Controlled Substance Prescribing Resources

Idaho's Response to the Opioid Crisis: Impact on Physicians and Other Prescribers



 Blue Cross of Idaho

Online physician services including newsletter and provider manual.

Idaho Medicaid

Information for physicians and consumers, including fee schedule.

Idaho Physicians Network

A statewide medical delivery network consisting of physicians, ancillary providers, and facilities to better serve the needs of Primary Health Network members and members of its leased network.

Noridian Medicare Administration (OR and WA)

Online resource for Medicare beneficiaries and physicians/ healthcare professionals in Oregon, Washington and other states administered by Noridian.

Regence BlueShield of Idaho

Search for fee schedule and claims policy information.

State Resources & Links

ACLU of Idaho

Email: admin@acluidaho.org

Phone:  (208) 344-9750 - Fax: (208) 344-7201

Web:  http://www.acluidaho.org

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Idaho Medical Association

Website: https://www.idmed.org/idaho/ 

P.O. Box 2668, 305 West Jefferson, Boise, ID 83701

Phone :  (208) 344-7888 I Fax: (208) 344-7903

Email :   rebecca@idmed.org



Office of Healthcare Policy Initiatives  

OHPI@dhw.idaho.gov

208-334-0600

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Pain Society of Idaho 

Holly Zoe, MD,  President 

Phone: (208) 523-7246


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: 


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE



MORE RESOURCES:  


US Members of Congress HERE 

(all inclusive with social media links)


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


State Legislature Websites:  HERE 


Track State opioid legislation:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation:  


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Illinois

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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 Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

---------------------------------


State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 



Illinois General Assembly 

Legislature Home Page

Website: https://legislature.illinois.gov 

Legislative Information System

(217) 782-3944



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Office of the Governor JB Pritzker

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/Pages/default.aspx 

100 W. Randolph, 16-100

Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-814-2121

Constituent Affairs:   217-782-0244



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Secretary of State 

Website: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/contact_us/home.html 

Jesse White

213 State Capitol

Springfield, IL 62756

217-785-3000 (outside Illinois)

800-252-8980 (toll free in Illinois)


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Office of the Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Online Contact Form:  HERE 

Chicago Main Office 

100 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601 

Phone: (312) 814-3000 

Office Directory HERE

http://www.ag.state.il.us/about/oagdirectory.html 

 

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Illinois Board of Pharmacy 

 Website: https://www.idfpr.com/profs/pharm.asp 

100 West Randolph, 9th Floor | Chicago, IL 60601

320 West Washington, 3rd Floor | Springfield, IL 62786

All Inquiries: 1-888-473-4858

Professional Licensing: 1-800-560-6420

Fax: 217-782-7645

Contact Form HERE

Contact Us


Pharmacy Board/Meetings: 

Board Information


 Meeting Notices & Minutes
Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force Information
Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force Meeting Notices & Minutes


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Illinois Medical Board 

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation - Medical Licensing Board 

Website:  www.idfpr.com

320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor 

Springfield, IL 62786

Phone: (217) 524-7534

Fax: (217) 524-2169

 Email Questions about this Profession

Website: https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp05.asp 


Medical Board Meetings:

 Medical Disciplinary Board Information
Medical Licensing Board Information
Medical Disciplinary Meeting Notices & Minutes
Medical Licensing Meeting Notices & Minutes

 Important Notice Regarding Schedule II Changes for Controlled Substances Licenses

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Department of Health 

IDPH Springfield Headquarters Office

525-535 West Jefferson Street

Springfield, IL  62761 

Website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/ 

Phone: 217-782-4977  


County Health Departments:  HERE 



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Illinois Department of Insurance 

Website: http://insurance.illinois.gov 

320 W. Washington St., 4th Floor 

Springfield, Illinois 62767-0001

Phone: (217) 782-4515

Fax: (217) 782-5020 

Email: doi.communications@illinois.gov



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Prescribing Information 


Medical Act
Medical Rules


Pharmacy Act
Pharmacy Rules

Controlled Substance Act
Controlled Substance Rules



Prevention and Prescription Monitoring | IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health - Illinois.gov
Under Public Act 100-0564 (2017), all Illinois prescribers (with certain exceptions) must document an attempt to check the ILPMP when providing an initial prescription for Schedule II narcotics (including opioids).

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines - Illinois Hospital Association


Opioid Resources - Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
Sep 24, 2019 · New Pilot Program enables a prescription for medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids.

Opioids - Illinois State Medical Society
The Illinois State Medical Society is committed to promoting safe and appropriate opioid prescribing for treating chronic pain. Below are resources that have been compiled to assist prescribers, patients and policymakers. 



AMA Resources Illinois

Website: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/illinois/ 


Illinois Opioid Dashboard

Website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/opioids/idphdata 

Illinois' opioid dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting Illinois


Resources from the Illinois State Medical Society:  

https://www.isms.org/opioids/ 


Medical Act: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801285sections.html 


PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

(225 ILCS 60/) Medical Practice Act of 1987:  http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1309&ChapAct=225ILCS60/&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PROFESSIONS+AND+OCCUPATIONS&ActName=Medical+Practice+Act+of+1987


ILLINOIS

Illinois Controlled Substance Act

Illinois State Medical Society Opioid Resources

Illinois Opioid Action Plan


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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Controlled Substances - State of Illinois | Department of Financial & Professional Regulation


ILLINOIS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT | Illinois Pharmacy Law: An MPJE® Study Guide, 2e | AccessPharmacy | McGraw-Hill Medical
Controlled substances are regulated by both federal and IL laws. If there's an overlap of the federal and IL laws , the IL law has to be more stringent to be valid.


720 ILCS 570/ Illinois Controlled Substances Act. - Illinois General Assembly