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Maine

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



 State Legislature 


Legislature Home Page

Office of Legislative Information
100 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

voice: (207) 287-1692
fax: (207) 287-1580





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Office of the Governor 

Governor Janet Mills
1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-3531



Secretary of State


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Aaron Frey
Attorney General

207-626-8800

Burton M Cross Building 

Floor 6, Augusta, ME

Consumer Complaints or Questions.


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Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
www.maine.gov/md

137 State House Station
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, Maine 04333-0143

Telephone: (207) 287-3601
Fax: (207) 287-6590


Executive Director

(207) 287-3605 

Email: dennis.e.smith@maine.gov



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Pharmacy Board 

Website
Office: 207/624-8686
Fax: 207/624-8666
Email: pharmacy.lic@maine.gov



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Health & Human Services, Department of (DHHS)

207-287-3707711

221 State Street, Augusta, ME


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Maine Bureau of Insurance 

34 State House Station 

Augusta, Maine 04333-0034

Phone: (207) 624-8475

Fax: (207) 624-8599

E-Mail: Insurance.PFR@maine.gov

Visit Website:  https://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/ 


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Prescribing Information 



Current limit: 100 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day, seven-days (acute pain), and 30 days (chronic pain)


First policy: Gov. Paul LePage (R) signed L.D. 1646 into law on April 19, 2016. The law set a seven-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain and a 30-day limit on opioid prescriptions for chronic pain. Under the new law, patients may also not exceed 100 MME per day. In some cases, patients can exceed their prescription limits and MME limits for cases such as cancer pain, hospice and palliative care, and treatment for a substance abuse disorder.[29]


Second policy: Gov. Paul LePage (R) signed LD 1031 on June 16, 2017, which clarified the exceptions to the MME limit in L.D. 1646. The law clarified to medical professionals that patients could receive more than 100 MME per day if they suffered from chronic pain, cancer pain, were under hospice and palliative care, or were in treatment for a substance abuse disorder.[30]

 


AMA Resources Maine

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


Maine Opioid Dashboard

Website: http://www.maineseow.com/#/home 

Maine's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state


Joint Rule Chapter 21: Administrative Rule on Pain Management




Pain Management: Government Resources | Maine Medical Association


Opioid Law Q & A | Maine Medical Association


LD 1871 Public Law Chapter 407  - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force To Address the Opioid Crisis in the State Regarding Respectful Language
Section A-145 (page 72) Pharmacy Law Amended


Laws & Rule Updates



Prescribing Resources



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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Controlled Substances: PMP: OSA: Maine DHHS - Maine.gov
Maine's controlled substance Prescription Monitoring Program includes drugs that have been classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Schedule II, III, and IV. The Controlled Substances Act (CSA), passed by the U.S. Congress in 1970, established five Schedules.


Table of Contents for Chapter 1603: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING - Maine Legislature

14-118 CMR Chapter 11, Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and Prescription of Opioid M - Maine.gov


Main Menu - NASCSA

Title 32, §13786-A: Security requirements; rules - Maine Legislature


Update on Maine Laws and Associated Rules on Prescribing Opioid Medication - Maine Medical Association

Jun 13, 2018 · connection with a surgical procedure. • Exception for medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder. • Exceptions for active and aftercare cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life and ...40 pages·1 MB

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Learn more


Palliative Care Exemption 

 Web results


 For search terms: "Maine palliative care law  exemption  and chronic pain "
 


VERIFY: Can people with chronic pain be exempt from Maine's opioid RX limits? | newscentermaine.com - WCSH  Mar 29, 2017 · And the palliative care exemption allows the provider to do that,” Pezullo said. Gordon Smith, an attorney and the executive vice president of the Maine Medical Association agrees that there could be cases where chronic pain could be covered by the palliative care exemption.



 'An Act To Clarify the Opioid Medication Prescribing Limits Laws' - Maine Legislature

Whereas, health care providers need clarification of palliative care and serious illness exemptions to the opioid limit of 100 morphine milligram equivalents per day; and. Whereas, surgical procedures routinely require .


128th MAINE LEGISLATURE includes prescribing opioid medication is exempt from the limits on opioid medication. 25 prescribing established ... (2) Palliative For palliative care, as defined in Title 22, section 1726, subsection. 29. 1, 


mainequalitycounts.org › 2018/01Caring for ME - Quality Counts



Prescription Monitoring Program and Opioid Prescribing: Maine DHHS Issues Final Rule - Kozak & Gayer, P.A.  Individual patients are limited to an aggregate daily level of 100 morphine milligram equivalent (“MME”), unless an exception applies, such as certain prescribing for palliative care. Prescribers may not prescribe more ...


Maine Hospice Council › Pall...PDFPalliative Care Council January 27, 2016 Present: James VanKirk, Lauren Michalakes, Kandyce Powell, James(Greg)Burns, Debra O' - Maine Hospice Council

The committee's definition of palliative care and serious illness will share at the hearing. It was questioned if for hospice providers, does the code c exclusion exempt. Would it be reasonable to ask for total code c hospice.

State Resources & Links

American Civil Liberties Union of Maine

Email: info@mclu.org

121 Middle Street

Portland, ME 04101

Phone:  (207) 774-5444 Fax: (207) 774-1103

Web:  http://www.aclumaine.org/


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Maine Medical Association

Website:  https://www.mainemed.com 

30 Association Drive, P.O. Box 190, Manchester, Maine 04351

Phone :  207-622-3374 I Fax: 207-622-3332

Email :  info@mainemed.com

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Maine Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

John  Pier, M.D.

Maine Spine & Rehabilitation

49 Spring Street

Scarborough, ME 04070-6730

Phone: (207) 885-1455

Fax: (207) 510-6012

Email: piermd@yahoo.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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MAINE DISABILITY RESOURCES AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS


Scroll down for links to government agencies and disability rights organizations in Maine. They may be able assist you with:


  • disability advocacy
  • home health services
  • home care
  • nursing aide services
  • Medicaid
  • accessing other community resources to help people with disabilities.

Many of these organizations work to address the unique needs associated with different disabilities, including but not limited to physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and mental illness. 


If you live in Maine and are a person with a disability, learning about state-specific resources to support people with disabilities can help you advocate for yourself. If you are a friend, family member, or caregiver of a person with disabilities in Maine, these resources can help you in supporting your loved one.


Source:  OlmsteadRights.org 


Protection & Advocacy Organization

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

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

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


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Maryland

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress: 

HERE  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/md


U.S. Congressional District Map 

HERE https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/md#map 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: 

HERE https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/browse?text=Opioid#sort=-current_status_date 

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State Government:


Legislative Process 

Maryland Government


State Legislative Session Calendar

http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/2019-state-legislative-session-calendar.aspx 


State Legislative District Map 

HERE https://openstates.org/md/ 


Track State Opioid Legislation 

HERE https://openstates.org/md/bills/?query=Opioid&session=&classification=&sponsor= 


Find Your State Legislators 

HERE https://openstates.org/md/legislators/ 



Maryland State Legislature 

The state has 47 districts represented by 

47 Senators and 141 Delegates.


General Assembly

Online Contact Form  -   Voice My Opinion 

State House  |  100 State Circle  |  Annapolis, MD 21401-1925
410-946-5400  |  301-970-5400  

 Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 5400


Legislators

Senate
House of Delegates
Legislative Committees

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Office of Governor Larry Hogan 

Website: https://governor.maryland.gov

100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-3901
1-800-811-8336

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Office Attorney General Brian Froesh 

Website: http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx

200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202

Main number: 410-576-6300 

Consumer Hotline: 410-528-8662

Email Contacts

Attorney General's Office: oag@oag.state.md.us

Consumer Protection: consumer@oag.state.md.us

Health Education and Advocacy: heau@oag.state.md.us


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State Medical Board

Maryland Board of Physicians 

4201 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 

410.764.4777 | Toll Free 800.492.6836

Medical  Board Meetings

Resources & Information Overview

Practitioner Resources

Consumer Resources

Laws & Regulations

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 State Board of Pharmacy 

Maryland Board of Pharmacy

4201 Patterson Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21215 

email: MDH.MDBOP@maryland.gov 

Main (410) 764-4755     Fax (410)358-6207


Pharmacy Board Meetings: 


Secretary of State 




Department of Health

Website: https://health.maryland.gov/

201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399

(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464

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Maryland  Insurance Commissioner 

Website Directory: 

https://insurance.maryland.gov/Pages/contacts-at-mia.aspx 

200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-468-2000 | 1-800-492-6116 (toll free) 

Email: lhcomplaints.mia@maryland.gov 



American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Maryland Chapter 

Executive Director:  Dana Vickers Shelley 

Email: aclu@aclu-md.org

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: (410) 889-8555

Web: http://www.aclu-md.org


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Med Chi: Maryland State Medical Society

1211 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone :  410.539.0872 

Fax: 207-622-3332

Email :  info@medchi.org

County Societies: 

https://www.medchi.org/Membership/Component-Medical-Societies


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State Pain Society 

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

Ira Kornbluth, MD

Phone: 443-693-7246

Fax: 410-741-3611 

Email:  drira@smartpain.com


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Prescribing Information:


  • Current limit: No set pill or day limit. Must prescribe lowest effective dose.
  • Policy: Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed House Bill 1432 on May 25, 2017. The legislation requires medical professionals to prescribe the lowest effective dose of an opioid.


  • At the bill's signing ceremony, Gov. Hogan made the following statement: "These critical initiatives will help us continue to lead the charge against Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in our state. Our administration remains committed to treating this crisis like the emergency that it is, and I thank the legislature for working with us to provide additional tools to save the lives of Marylanders – before it’s too late."


JOINT COMMITTEE ON
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & OPIOID USE DISORDERS


Antonio L. Hayes, Senate Chair (chosen by Senate President) (410) 841-3656, (301) 858-3656
Kirill Reznik, House Chair (chosen by House Speaker) (410) 841-3039, (301) 858-3039


Staff: Erin R. Hopwood; e-mail: erin.hopwood@mlis.state.md.us
David A. Smulski; e-mail: david.smulski@mlis.state.md.us

c/o Department of Legislative Services
Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350; 1-800-492-7122, ext. 5350 (toll free)


In June 2015, the Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders was authorized (Chapter 464, Acts of 2015).


The Committee oversees the Prescription-Drug Monitoring Program, and State and local programs to treat and reduce behavioral health and opioid use disorders. The Committee also is to review the final report of the Governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, and review and monitor the work of the Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council.

Ten members constitute the Committee: five senators appointed by the Senate President and five delegates appointed by the House Speaker (Code State Government Article, sec. 2-10A-02).


Prior to Maryland Medicaid announcing its own opioid-prescribing guidance, the CDC released their own guidance regarding the prescription of opioids for chronic pain in March of 2016. The CDC’s guidance became the theme of the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program’s annual conference:"Updates in pain management: A focus on effective pain management and new safety concerns." 

By bringing together attendees to review the CDC clinical guidelines, provide an overview of Maryland’s opioid-use concerns, and discuss challenging pain management cases, the webinar increased provider’s knowledge of safe and effective opioid prescribing methods that can be utilized on a daily basis. The conference was recorded and can be found on our website.​


Additional conference resources include the postcard and agenda​



Opioid Resources:

https://beforeitstoolate.maryland.gov/talktoyourdoctor/ 


Webinar on Opioids:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cgb4NWekDnQ 


In 2018, Governor Hogan signed into law legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic into law, including the Overdose Data Reporting Act and the Controlled Dangerous Substances – Volume Dealers Act.


Laws & Regulations


Resources & Information Overview

https://www.mbp.state.md.us/resource_information/resource.aspx 


Practitioner Resources

https://www.mbp.state.md.us/resource_information/res_pro/resource_Practitioner.aspx  


MARYLAND

Maryland Opioid Prescribing Guidance & Policy

Maryland Board of Physicians Opioid Prescribing Guidance

Overdose Prevention in Maryland

Maryland Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Guidance & Policy

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Maryland Chapter 

Executive Director:  Dana Vickers Shelley 

Email: aclu@aclu-md.org

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: (410) 889-8555

Web: http://www.aclu-md.org


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Med Chi: Maryland State Medical Society

1211 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone :  410.539.0872 

Fax: 207-622-3332

Email :  info@medchi.org

County Societies: 

https://www.medchi.org/Membership/Component-Medical-Societies


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State Pain Society 

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

Ira Kornbluth, MD

Phone: 443-693-7246

Fax: 410-741-3611 

Email:  drira@smartpain.com


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NATIONAL RESOURCES

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: At a Glance

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

The Comprehensive Addiciton and Recovery Act (CARA)

National Council of State Boards of Nursing: : Opioid Tool Kit

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline For Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

American Bar Association Prudent Prescribing: An Overview of Recent Federal and State Guidelines for Opioid Prescriptions


State Resources:


Maryland Departments 

Maryland Opioid Prescribing Guidance & Policy

Maryland Board of Physicians Opioid Prescribing Guidance

Overdose Prevention in Maryland

Maryland Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Guidance & Policy




State Legislative Resources 

Legislative


Regulatory



PATIENT RESOURCES:

Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

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

https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search?specialty=Pain

State Opioid Dashboards HERE 

http://www.astho.org/addictions/library/ 

Opioid Resources HERE

https://my.astho.org/opioids/resources 

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE HERE: 

https://indivisible.org/events

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:  

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

https://www.govtrack.us/search?q=Opioid 

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Massachusetts


Federal Government: 


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress: HERE 

U.S. Congressional District Map HERE  

Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 

All States Opioid Legislation HERE


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Members of Congressional Delegation:

Senators

Representatives



State Government: 

 

State Legislative Session Calendar 

 

State Legislative District Map HERE  

Track State Opioid Legislation HERE 

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

Find Your State Legislators HERE 

 

Massachusetts Legislature State House 

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

Phone Number: (617) 722-2000 


 


All Senators 

Senate Clerk 

  

All Representatives 

House Clerk 

 

Governor Charlie Baker Office of Constituent Services 

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

Phone:  (617) 725-4005 

Toll-free in Massachusetts (888) 870-7770 


Email the Governor's Constituent Services Office     

Governor's Office Staff  

 

Office of Attorney General Maura Healey 

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

Consumer Specialist:  (617) 727-8400 

Call us in Boston (617) 727-2200 

Email constituent Services:  ago@state.ma.us 

Request meetings with staff  Request a visit   

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

 

 Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division 

Civil Rights (617) 963-2917 

Disability Rights (617) 963-2939 

Fax: (617) 727-5762 

File a civil rights complaint    

 

Attorney General’s Consumer Advocacy & Response Division 

Consumer Hotline (617) 727-8400 

File a consumer complaint   

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


Secretary of the Commonwealth Citizen Information Service 

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

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

Fax: 617-742-4528  

E-mail: cis@sec.state.ma.us 

 

Board of Registration in Medicine  

200 Harvard Mill Square, Suite 330, Wakefield, MA  

Phone:  (781) 876-8200 

Fax: (781) 876-8383 

Consumer Hotline: (800) 377-0550 

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

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

 

Medical Board Meetings: 

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


BORIM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)   

Disciplinary and Other Board Actions  

 

Board of Pharmacy  

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

 Phone: (800) 414-0168 

 Fax: (617) 973-0980 

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


Pharmacy Board Meetings:  

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

 

NIH Opioid Summary


Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration  

Phone:  (617) 973-0949  

Email: MCSR@Massmail.State.MA.US  

 

Drug Control Program  

Phone: (617) 973-0800  

Email: dcp.dph@massmail.state.ma.us  

 

Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool  

Main Phone: (617) 753-7310 

Help Desk: (855) 562-4767 (24/7) 

Email: mapmp.dph@state.ma.us 

Fax: (617) 973-0985 

 

Department of Public Health 

250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108 

 Phone:  (617) 624-6000 

 Fax: (617) 624-5206 

 Online: Submit a contact form  

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

 

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 

 Phone: (617) 573-1600 

Online Contact Form

Visit the EOHHS web page   


Division of Insurance 

1000 Washington Street Suite 810, Boston, MA 02118 

Main (617) 521-7794 

Toll Free (877) 563-4467 

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

Find a contact: About the Division of Insurance     



 



Current Limits

  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and seven-day limit (minors)
  • Policy: Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed House Bill 4056 into law on March 14, 2016. The law limits initial opioid prescriptions to seven days for adults. The law also limits opioid prescriptions for minors to seven days. Prescriptions can exceed seven days under certain circumstances, such cancer pain, chronic pain, and for palliative care.[32]
  • At the bill's signing ceremony, Gov. Baker made the following statement: "Today, the Commonwealth stands in solidarity to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic that continues to plague our state and burden countless families and individuals. I am proud to sign this legislation marking a remarkable statewide effort to strengthen prescribing laws and increase education for students and doctors.  While there is still much work to be done, our administration is thankful for the legislature’s effort to pass this bill and looks forward to working with the Attorney General and our mayors to bend the trend and support those who have fallen victim to this horrific public health epidemic.

Prescribing Regulations and Laws: 

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

Information & Resources:  
AMA Resources Massachusetts
MMS Opioid Task Force:  LEARN MORE
Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers for Patients:  LEARN MORE Massachusetts Opioid Dashboard Massachusetts' dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state  
Requirements to use MassPAT  
Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 94C, Sec. 24A requires a practitioner to utilize the prescription monitoring program:

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

Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2018

Additional Resources for Requirements to use MassPAT:  Open  file for Federally Scheduled Drugs: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  Open PDF file, 145.36 KB, for  #17-2-670
“Narcotic Drug” Definition Clarification – 2/6/2017  (PDF 145.36 KB)
Open DOCX file, 47.09 KB, for  #17-2-670 “Narcotic Drug” Definition Clarification – 2/6/2017  (DOCX 47.09 KB)  
Open PDF file, 33.48 KB, for Opioid Bill Notice (PDF 33.48 KB)
Open DOC file, 44 KB, for Opioid Bill Notice(DOC 44 KB)  Physician Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Non Cancer Pain
Prescriber Reminder List When Prescribing Opioids
Webinar: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing: Optimizing Office Systems SCOPE of Pain
Governor’s Opioid Addiction Working Group    Current opioid statistics    Chapter 55 Overdose Report    Prescriber education core competencies     DPH public information campaigns about opioids    Get help for substance addiction  

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Law About Prescription Medication
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents Workers Compensation Opioid & Controlled Substance Protocol
The Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic
Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Therapy & Physician Communication Guidelines


ACLU of Massachusetts 

Web: http://www.aclum.org 

211 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110 

Email:  info@aclum.org 

Phone: (617) 482-3170 - 

Fax: (617) 451-0009 


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Massachusetts Pain Society  

Boris Shwartzman, MD 

Comprehensive Pain Management 

Phone: 508-541-0004 

Email: borismd@yahoo.com 


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Massachusetts Medical Society 

860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 

Phone :  (781) 893-4610, ext. 1504 

Fax: (781) 464-4823 

Email :  nero@massmed.org 


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Massachusetts Pain Initiative

7 Barbara Road, Walpole, MA  02081

Email:  info@masspaininitiative.org


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


Assessment of Pain – Brief Overview


Assessment Tools


Pain Communication Tools


Pain Assessment Documentation Tool (PADT)


Graded Chronic Pain Scale


Initial Pain Assessment Tool

PDF for facial pain (TMJP):


 The scale is also used for back pain and headache:

Brief Pain Inventory




Michigan

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 



Michigan Congressional  Delegation :


Senators

Representatives

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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  

https://openstates.org/mi/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

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


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State Legislative Session Calendar


Michigan State Legislature 

Website HERE

Contact Us:   Online Form
State Law Library  (517) 335-1480 


 Michigan House 

Contact your Representative
517-373-0135


 Michigan Senate  
Contact your Senator

517-373-2400


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Office of the Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Contact the Governor's Office
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Information: 517-373-3400


Lieutenant Governor's Office:
517-373-6800


Meeting Requests 


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Attorney General Dana Nessel

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82100---,00.html

525 W. Ottawa Street

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-335-7622

 Fax: 517-335-7644

 Email: miag@michigan.gov 

Submit a Scheduling Request


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Secretary of State 

Phone: 888-767-6424

430 W. Allegan St.
Richard H. Austin Building
Lansing, MI 48918


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Michigan Board of Medicine

Website: www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

Bureau of Health Professions 

611 West Ottawa Street, 1st Floor 

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 335-0918

Fax: (517) 241-9416


Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Website:  www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

Bureau of Health Professions 

611 West Ottawa Street, 1st Floor 

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 335-1001

Fax: (517) 373-2179


Michigan Board of Pharmacy

Website
Office: 517/241-0199
Fax: 517/373-1044
Email: BPLHelp@michigan.gov



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MAPS Prescription Monitoring Program

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Department of Health 

Phone: 517-373-3740

View MDHHS program descriptions and organizational structure.


Contact Your Local MDHHS Office

Use our County Office Map to find your local contacts



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 

530 W. Allegan Street, 7th Floor

Lansing, MI 489331 

Phone:  517-284-8800

Email: difs-info@michigan.gov 



Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Phone: 517-241-0199

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600-358866--,00.html 

2407 N. Grand River Avenue

Lansing, Michigan, 48906


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Prescribing Information 


  • Current limit: Seven-day limit for acute pain
  • Policy: In December 2017, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R) signed a package of 10 bills related to opioids. The bills required parentel consent before prescribing opioids to a minor and established sanctions for prescribers who fail to inform minors of the risks of opioid abuse; required a doctor to have a prescriber-patient relationship with the patient and conduct follow-up care after prescribing opioids; and limited prescriptions for acute pain to seven days.[34]


MI Administrative Code - Controlled Substances

Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) Opioid Prescribing Guideline


Pharmacy Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain 


Public Health Code - Medicine Section



AMA Resources Michigan

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


Michigan Opioid Dashboard

https://www.michigan.gov/opioids/0,9238,7-377-88139---,00.html#%2Fhome 

Michigan's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state



Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) Opioid Prescribing Guideline


Prescriber Resources:

https://www.msms.org/Resources/Quality-Patient-Safety/Reversing-the-Opioid-Epidemic





MICHIGAN

Michigan Opioid Laws & FAQs

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - Opioid Treatment Resources

State of Michigan SB 274

Michigan State Medical Society - Reversing the Opioid Epidemic

ACLU of Michigan

Email:  aclu@aclumich.org

2966 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

Phone: (313) 578-6800 Fax: (313) 578-6811

Web: http://www.aclumich.org


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Michigan State Medical Society

Website:  https://www.msms.org 

Address:  120 west Saginaw Street, East Lansing, Michigan, 48823

Phone :  517 337 1351

Email :  msms@msms.org


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Michigan Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

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

Keith B. Javery, DO

Javery Pain Institute

Phone: 616-588-7246

Fax: 616-588-7086 

Email: kjavery@javerypain.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:  


Minnesota

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress: HERE  


U.S. Congressional District Map HERE


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 



Minnesota Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives

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State Government:



Find Your District/Representatives HERE 


State Legislative District Map HERE


State Legislative Session Calendar



Minnesota  State Legislature  

Website : https://www.leg.state.mn.us


CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR



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Office of the Governor

Office of Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Website: https://mn.gov/governor/contact/
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone:  651-201-3400
Toll Free:  800-657-3717
Fax:  651-797-1850


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Secretary of State
Metro Area: 651-215-1440
Greater MN: 1-877-600-VOTE (8683)

Email: secretary.state@state.mn.us


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Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
Website: https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Default.asp

445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-2131

Twin Cities Calling Area:
(651) 296-3353

Outside the Twin Cities:
(800) 657-3787

email at Attorney.General@ag.state.mn.us


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Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Website: www.bmp.state.mn.us

2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 500 

Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246

Phone: (612) 617-2130

Fax: (612) 617-2166

Email: Medical.Board@state.mn.us 


Board  Information


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Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite #530
Minneapolis, MN 55414 

Phone: (651) 201-2825
Fax: (612) 617-2262
Email: pharmacy.board@state.mn.us
Website  https://mn.gov/boards/pharmacy/


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Minnesota Department of Health 

Website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/index.html 

P.O. Box 64975

St. Paul, MN 55164-0975 

Phone: 651-201-5000


Phone Numbers of Sections/Program/Units of the Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota E-Government Accessibility/Usability Comment Form.


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


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Minnesota Insurance Commissioner 

Website:  https://mn.gov/commerce/about/contact/ 

Main Office, Golden Rule Building 

85 7th Place East 

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

651-539-1500 (local) 

651-539-1600 (complaints)

Email: consumer.protection@state.mn.us


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Prescribing Information 


  • Current limit: Four-day limit (acute dental or ophthalmic pain)
  • Policy: Gov. Mark Dayton (D) signed SF 2a into law on May 30, 2017. The legislation limits opioid presciptions for acute dental or refractive surgery pain to four-days.[35


Pain, Opioids and Addiction Lecture Series: 

https://www.mnmed.org/advocacy/Key-Issues/prescription-opioids-lecture-series 


AMA Resources Minnesota

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


Minnesota Opioid Dashboard

Minnesota's dashboard provides statewide data related to opioid use, misuse, and overdose death prevention

  • Website:  https://www.health.state.mn.us/opioiddashboard#/home 




CHAPTER 152. DRUGS; CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/152 



MINNESOTA

Minnesota Medical Association Prescription Opioid Task Force

Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Rules

Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program

Minnesota State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis


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ACLU of Minnesota

Email:  support@aclu-mn.org

2300 Myrtle Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone:  (651) 645-4097 

Fax: (651) 647-5948

Web:  http://www.aclu-mn.org


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Minnesota Medical Association

Website: https://www.mnmed.org 

1300 Godward St. NE, Suite 2500, 

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone :  (612) 378-1875 I Fax: (612) 378-3875

Email :  mma@mnmed.org


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE 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:  

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


https://www.govtrack.us/search?q=Opioid 

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Mississippi



U.S. Congressional District Map


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Find Your State Representatives:

District Locator:
State Legislative District Map



  • Search Pending Opioid Bills HERE
  • Prescribing Statutes HERE

Capitol Switchboard: (601) 359-3770




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Office of the Governor Phil Bryant
Website: https://www.governorbryant.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Phone: 601.359.3150

Fax: 601.359.3741
Email:  support@msegov.com



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Office of the Attorney General Jim  Hood
Website:  http://www.ago.state.ms.us
Walter Sillers Building, 550 High Street, Suite 1200

ackson, MS 39201
Telephone: 601-359-3680

Email: Contact Us By Email

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Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

Website: www.msbml.ms.gov

Contact: Kenneth E. Cleveland, MD, Executive Director
Address: 1867 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite 200B,  Jackson, MS 39216

  • Phone: (601) 987-3079
  • Fax: (601) 987-4159


Calendar of Medical Board Meetings: 


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Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

6360 I-55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, MS 39211

Website
Phone: (601) 899-8880
Fax: (601) 899-8851
Email: smccoy@mbp.ms.gov


Calendar of Pharmacy Board Meetings: 


CONTACTS

David Scott
601-899-8880
dscott@mbp.ms.gov


Alecia Wasson
601-899-8880
awasson@mbp.ms.gov


Steve Parker
601-899-8880
Sparker@mbp.ms.gov


For questions about PBMs, please email: sparker@mbp.ms.gov​ 

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MS Prescription Monitoring Program
Phone: 601-899-0138
Fax: 601-899-8904
Email: mspmpassist@mbp.ms.gov

Prescription Monitoring 

APPRISS Help Desk: 1-855-567-4767 


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Department of Health
Website:  https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/19.html
Central Office 

Phone: 601-576-7400  (8am-5pm)
Toll-free: 1-866-458-4948
Email:  web@HealthyMS.com


Directory of Mississippi  County Health Departments


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Mississippi Insurance Department

Website:  Insurance Department

Email:  consumer@mid.ms.gov

Phone Number:  601-359-3569

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Opioid Prescribing Rules:


Major provisions of the new opioid rules adopted by the State Board of Medical Licensure.


http://files.constantcontact.com/349ba900101/2d73c1f5-c99a-448d-b1ef-30c2d424631a.pdf

September 25, 2018: Opioid Prescribing Rules Detailed

June 29, 2017: Governor's Opioid and Heroin Task Force


Laws & Regulations


download PDF document MS Code 41-29-117 

download PDF document MS Code 73-21-103 

download PDF document MS Code 73-21-127 

download PDF document Regulations 

download PDF document MS PMP Guidelines

MISSISSIPPI

Prescribing Regulation Tools

Mississippi Medical Board Regulations

Mississippi Opioid Prescribing Rules

Summary of Proposed Regulation Changes to 2640

How Does Mississippi's Response To Excessive Opioid Prescribing Compare To Other States


COMPLIANCE


State Agencies and Organizations


AMA Spotlight on  Mississippi
American Medical Association


Best practices and recommendations for ending the opioid epidemic in Mississippi.  DOWNLOAD 


News:
Opioid task force seeks solutions to prescribing concerns - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Oct 15, 2018 


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

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


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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  Mississippi

Executive Director:  Jennifer Riley-Collins

Email: office@aclu-ms.org
Phone: (601) 354-3408

Web: http://www.aclu-ms.org

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Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA)
Website: https://www.msmaonline.com
Phone: 601-853-6733

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Mississippi Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

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

President:  Leland Lou, MD
Phone: 601-703-4362
Fax:  601-703-9321

Email: lelandlou@netscape.net 


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Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM)

Call: 601.605.4882 

Toll Free: 800.325.4172

Email: info@macm.net


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ENGAGE WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES BY ATTENDING LOCAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS, CAMPAIGN EVENTS, MEET & GREETS, and OTHER  EVENTS IN YOUR STATE   

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS HERE

Mississippi

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 



Mississippi Congressional  Delegation :


Senators


Representatives


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 



Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



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Capitol Switchboard: (601) 359-3770



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Office of the Governor Phil Bryant
Website: https://www.governorbryant.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Phone: 601.359.3150

Fax: 601.359.3741
Email:  support@msegov.com

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Office of the Attorney General Jim  Hood
Website:  http://www.ago.state.ms.us
Walter Sillers Building, 550 High Street, Suite 1200

ackson, MS 39201
Telephone: 601-359-3680

Email: Contact Us By Email

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Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

Website: www.msbml.ms.gov

Contact: Kenneth E. Cleveland, MD, Executive Director
Address: 1867 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite 200B,  Jackson, MS 39216

  • Phone: (601) 987-3079
  • Fax: (601) 987-4159


Calendar of Medical Board Meetings: 


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Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

6360 I-55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, MS 39211

Website
Phone: (601) 899-8880
Fax: (601) 899-8851
Email: smccoy@mbp.ms.gov


Calendar of Pharmacy Board Meetings: 


CONTACTS

David Scott
601-899-8880
dscott@mbp.ms.gov


Alecia Wasson
601-899-8880
awasson@mbp.ms.gov


Steve Parker
601-899-8880
Sparker@mbp.ms.gov


For questions about PBMs, please email: sparker@mbp.ms.gov​ 

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MS Prescription Monitoring Program
Phone: 601-899-0138
Fax: 601-899-8904
Email: mspmpassist@mbp.ms.gov

Prescription Monitoring 

APPRISS Help Desk: 1-855-567-4767 

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Department of Health
Website:  https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/19.html
Central Office 

Phone: 601-576-7400  (8am-5pm)
Toll-free: 1-866-458-4948
Email:  web@HealthyMS.com

Directory of Mississippi  County Health Departments


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Mississippi Insurance Department

Website:  Insurance Department

Email:  consumer@mid.ms.gov

Phone Number:  601-359-3569

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Prescribing Information 


Rules, Laws & Policies


Prescribing Regulation Tools



Article 3 - Uniform Controlled Substances Law :: 2016 Mississippi Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia


Laws & Regulations

download PDF documentMS Code 41-29-117 

download PDF documentMS Code 73-21-103 

download PDF documentMS Code 73-21-127 

download PDF documentRegulations 

download PDF documentMS PMP Guidelines 



AMA Resources Mississippi

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



Best practices and recommendations for ending the opioid epidemic in Mississippi

DOWNLOAD 



Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force Recommendations


Opioid Prescribing Rules:

Major provisions of the new opioid rules adopted by the State Board of Medical Licensure.

http://files.constantcontact.com/349ba900101/2d73c1f5-c99a-448d-b1ef-30c2d424631a.pdf

September 25, 2018: Opioid Prescribing Rules Detailed

June 29, 2017: Governor's Opioid and Heroin Task Force



MISSISSIPPI

Prescribing Regulation Tools

Mississippi Medical Board Regulations

Mississippi Opioid Prescribing Rules

Summary of Proposed Regulation Changes to 2640

How Does Mississippi's Response To Excessive Opioid Prescribing Compare To Other States


COMPLIANCE


State Agencies and Organizations


News:


Opioid task force seeks solutions to prescribing concerns - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Oct 15, 2018 



American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  Mississippi

Executive Director:  Jennifer Riley-Collins

Email: office@aclu-ms.org
Phone: (601) 354-3408

Web: http://www.aclu-ms.org

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Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA)
Website: https://www.msmaonline.com
Phone: 601-853-6733

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Mississippi Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

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

President:  Leland Lou, MD
Phone: 601-703-4362
Fax:  601-703-9321

Email: lelandlou@netscape.net 

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Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM)

Call: 601.605.4882 

Toll Free: 800.325.4172

Email: info@macm.net

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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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


PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE 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:  

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


https://www.govtrack.us/search?q=Opioid 

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Missouri

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress: HERE  


U.S. Congressional District Map HERE


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 



Missouri Congressional  Delegation :


Senators



Representatives



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State Government:


Track State Opioid Legislation HERE


State Legislative District Map HERE 


Find Your District/Representatives HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



Missouri  State Legislature  




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Office of the Governor

Office of Governor Michael L. Parson

Website: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us 

P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 751-3222
Fax: (573) 751-1495

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Secretary of State

600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Main Office: (573) 751-4936
Email: Info@sos.mo.gov
Branch Offices


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Office of the Attorney General Eric Schmitt
Website: Attorney General
207 W. High St.
Jefferson City, MO 65102 
Phone: 573-751-3321
Fax: 573-751-0774

email at consumer.help@ago.mo.gov


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Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO  65102
573.751.0098 Telephone
573.751.3166 Fax
Email : healingarts@pr.mo.gov
Website:  https://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp


Board Meeting Information

Click here to view Upcoming Meeting information.

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Board of Pharmacy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0625
573.751.0091 Telephone
573.526.3464 Fax
Email: MissouriBOP@pr.mo.gov
Website  https://pr.mo.gov/pharmacists

Board Meetings 


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Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD)

Website: https://health.mo.gov/safety/bndd/ 

PO Box 570 

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Telephone: 573-751-6321

Fax: 573-526-2569

Email: bndd@health.mo.gov 


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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Website:  https://health.mo.gov/about/contact.php 

912 Wildwood, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 

Phone: 573-751-6400

Fax: 573-751-6010

Email: info@health.mo.gov


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


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Department of Commerce and Insurance

Truman Building, Room 530

Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Phone:  573/751-4126

Website: dci.mo.gov

Online contact Form:  https://www.mo.gov/contact-us/  


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Prescribing Information 


  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (Medicaid recipients only)
  • Policy: Missouri's Medicaid program adopted a new policy on March 27, 2017, to reduce opioid prescriptions in the state's Medicaid program. The new initiative limits initial opioid prescriptions to seven days.[37][38]
  • On July 11, 2019, Missouri passed SB 514, requiring dentists to document and explain prescriptions of extended-release opioids or doses greater than 50 morphine milligram equivalents for the treatment of acute pain.[39]



AMA Resources Missouri

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



Disposition of Legislation:  

https://www.msma.org/big-wins.html 



Missouri Opioid Dashboard

https://health.mo.gov/data/opioids/#/home 

Missouri's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state



DHHS Opioid Prescribing Information:

https://searchapp.mo.gov/search-missouri/dhss?q=Opioid%20Prescribing 



Laws

Chapter 195 - Drug Regulation


Regulations

19CSR 30-1


Federal Regulations

Federal Controlled Substances Act and Code of Federal Regulations




Pain Management and Opioid Resources


The New England Journal of Medicine’s Knowledge+ has recently launched a free CME course on Pain Management and Opioids.   This course was developed through an educational grant awarded by the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Program Companies. Here is a link to more info:  https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/pain-opioids. The AMA has its own website: End the Opioid Epidemic (https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org) which includes numerous links to opioid resources.



Missouri Medicine:  www.msma.org/missouri-medicine-library  



Opioid Education Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (free)


Education  https://www.msma.org/opioid-education-resources.html


Resource Guide to Prescribing, Administering and Dispensing  Controlled Substances


ePN 1118

MO HealthNet Opioid Update


Council Meeting Highlights of MSMA at the committee meetings in Jefferson City.  MSMA has thanked Governor Parson for his approach in holding opioid prescribing committee hearings in lieu of the letters. MSMA will remain involved and work with OPAC.


ePN 119 Download Guide to Prescribing, Administering, and Dispensing Controlled Substances


ePN 419 a link to more info:  https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/pain-opioids. The AMA has its own website: End the Opioid Epidemic (https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org) which includes numerous links to opioidresources.


Legislative Review prescribing the opioid, a physician must consult with the patient regarding the quantity of the opioid and the patient’s option to fill the prescription in a lesser quantity, as well as inform the patient of the risks associated with the ...


ePN1218 Download Guide to Prescribing, Administering, and Dispensing Controlled Substances

  1. HomeOpioid Education Resources



MISSOURI

Missouri Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain

Controlled Substance Guidelines for EMS

Missouri Controlled Substance Guidelines for Practitioners

Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

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


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ACLU of Missouri

906 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: (314) 652-3111

Web: http://www.aclu-mo.org


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Missouri State Medical Association

Website: https://www.msma.org/contact.html 

113 Madison Street, P.O. Box 1028, Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone :  573-636-5151 - Toll-Free: 800-869-6762 

Fax: 573-636-8552

Email:  lfleenor@msma.org


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Missouri Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Kaylea Boutwell, MD
14285 North Outer Forty Road, Ste 360
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-336-2570
Fax: 314-336-2571 

Email: kboutwell@prsstl.com


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


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


PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE 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:  

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


https://www.govtrack.us/search?q=Opioid 

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Montana

Find Your Federal Representatives 



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


Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress: HERE  


U.S. Congressional District Map HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


Congressional  delegation :


Rep. Greg Gianforte (Republican - district 0)

1419 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-3211
E-Mail


Sen. Steve Daines (Republican) 

320 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604
202-224-2651
FAX: 202-224-9412
E-Mail


Sen. Jon Tester (Democrat) 

724 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604
202-224-2644
FAX: 202-224-8594
E-Mail

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State Government:


Track State Opioid Legislation HERE


State Legislative District Map HERE 


Find Your District/Representatives HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar


Montana  State Legislature  

Website: https://leg.mt.gov

Montana Legislative Services Division
State Capitol
Helena, MT 59620-1706
(406) 444-3064




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Governor Bullock

Office of the Governor

Steve Bullock 

Website:  http://governor.mt.gov/Contact

Office of the Governor

PO Box 200801, Helena MT 59620-0801

By phone:  406-444-3111
Toll Free: 855-318-1330
FAX: 406-444-5529

Email the Governor
Email the Citizens' Advocate


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Office of the Attorney General Tim Fox
Website: https://dojmt.gov/about/
215 N Sanders St., Helena, MT 59601
Email:  ContactDOJ@MT.Gov
Phone: 406-444-4500
Facsimile:  406-442-2174
E-mail:  contactocp@mt.gov


file your complaint online with the 

Office of Consumer Protection.Click Here »
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Montana Board of Medical Examiners

website:  http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/med


P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Department of Public Health and Human Services

Website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/

Capitol Complex Map

111 North Sanders, Room 301

Helena MT 59620
(406) 444-5622
Fax: (406) 444-1970

Email:  sheilahogan@mt.gov


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Montana Commissioner of Insurance
840 Helena Ave. Helena, Montana 59601
Phone: (800) 332-6148 or (406) 444-2040

Website: https://csimt.gov/contact/

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Prescribing Information 



Planning Strategy: The MIPP brought together state agency programs and external partners to develop a comprehensive and statewide prescription drug overdose and abuse prevention plan.


  • The DPPI plan was developed through the Montana Opioid Strategic Planning Task Force, which was formed in November of 2016.
    • This diverse group includes over 90 stakeholders from over 50 different agencies including law enforcement, public health professionals, medical personnel, and non-profit workers.
  • The DPPI plan focuses on six key areas: Partnerships, Prevention and Education, Treatment, Monitoring, Community Resources, and Law Enforcement.

Data Strategy: The MIPP aims to enhance surveillance of prescription drug and heroin abuse and overdose in Montana.



RESOURCES:


AMA Resources Montana

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



MONTANA

Montana Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain

Reducing Prescription Misuse, Abuse and Diversion in Montana

Montana Prescribing and Dispensing Profile



Montana Code Annotated 2019

TITLE 50. HEALTH AND SAFETY

CHAPTER 31. MONTANA FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT

Part 3. Drugs and Devices


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

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


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ACLU of Montana

Email:  aclu@aclumontana.org
P.O. Box 1317
Helena, MT 59624
Phone:  (406) 443-8590

Web:  http://www.aclumontana.org



Montana Medical Association

Website: http://www.mmaoffice.org 

2021 11th Avenue, Helena, Montana 59601

Phone :  406-443-4000 - Toll-Free: 1-877-443-4000 

Fax: 406-443-4042

Email :  mma@mmaoffice.org



Montana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians 

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

President:  Scott Jahnke, DO

Phone:  (406) 755-4488 

Email: highwater@montanasky.net



State Legislative Resources 

Legislative

Regulatory


PATIENT RESOURCES:  


Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE


State Opioid Dashboards HERE 


Opioid Resources HERE


FIND UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR STATE 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:  

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


https://www.govtrack.us/search?q=Opioid 

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Nebraska

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  

https://openstates.org/ne/legislators/ 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 

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



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 

Nebraska


Legislature Home Page

Email: uio@leg.ne.gov

Call (402)471-2788 

Fax - (402)471-2126



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Office of Governor Pete Ricketts - Nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Phone: 402-471-2244
Fax: 402-471-6031
Contact the Governor's Office


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Nebraska Attorney General (AGO)


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Medical Board 

www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

  • Phone: (402) 471-2118
  • Fax: (402) 742-8355

Licensing Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes


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Pharmacy Board 

Website
Office: 402/471-2118
Fax: 402/471-8614
Email: jesse.cushman@nebraska.gov


Agendas & Minutes

Archived Minutes


PDMP website:  

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Drug-Overdose-Prevention-PDMP-Reporting.aspx  

Felicia Quintana-Zinn, Injury Epidemiologist

Phone (402) 471-0379

Email:  felicia.quintana-zinn@nebraska.gov

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Davidson Wissing

Drug Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Phone (402) 471-0835

Email davidson.wissing@nebraska.gov 



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Board of Health

PO Box 95026

Lincoln NE 68509-5026

Phone (402) 471-6515 

Fax (402) 471-0383

Email DHHS.BoardOfHealth@nebraska.gov



Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

  • 301 Centennial Mall South
    P.O. Box 95026
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
  • 402-471-3121


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Department of Insurance (DOI)

  • 1135 M Street, Suite 300
    PO Box 82089
    Lincoln, NE 68501-2089
  • 402-471-2201
  • Fax: (402) 471-4610
  • Email: Peg.Jasa@nebraska.gov 
  • Visit Website: https://doi.nebraska.gov  



Nebraska Secretary of State (SOS)

  • 1201 N Street, Suite 120
    P.O. Box 94608
    Lincoln, NE 68508
  • 402.471.4079 Phone
  • 402.471.3666 Fax

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Prescribing Information 



  • Current limit: 150 tablets per 30-days (Medicaid recipients only), seven-day limit (patients under the age of 19)
  • First policy: Nebraska's Medicaid program adopted a new policy on October 1, 2016, to reduce opioid prescriptions in the state's Medicaid program. The state will limit Medicaid recipients to 150 doses of short-acting opioids in 30 days.[40]
  • After the opioid prescription changes were announced, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) made the following statement: "The consequences of opioid abuse can be devastating, as national statistics demonstrate. I applaud DHHS for taking decisive action on this pervasive problem to ensure that our citizens stay healthy. DHHS’s collaborative efforts will benefit many Nebraskans, and I hope that anyone suffering from dependency to these drugs will seek out help from an opioid addiction treatment program."[40]
  • Second policy: On April 4, 2018, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed LB 931, which limited opioid prescriptions to seven days for patients under the age of 19, directed healthcare providers to discuss the risks of addiction with patients receiving opioids, and required photo identification for patients receiving dispensed opioids. The Nebraska State Legislature unanimously passed the legislation.


AMA Resources Nebraska

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


PAIN MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE 

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Drug-Overdose-Prevention-Pain-Management.aspx 



Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Document

Nebraska Opioid Prescribing Resource

Nebraska Drug Overdose Prevention Homepage



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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Nebraska - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities


28-401 - Nebraska Legislature

28-405 - Nebraska Legislature

28-416 - Nebraska Legislature

Statutes Relating to Pharmacy Practice Act - Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services



State Resources & Links

ACLU of Nebraska

Email: gethelp@aclunebraska.org

134 South 13th Street, #1010

Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 476-8091

Web: http://www.aclunebraska.org


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Nebraska Medical Association

Website:  https://www.nebmed.org 

233 South 13th Street, Suite 1200, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2091

Phone :  402.474.4472 I Fax: 406-443-4042

Email :  nebmed@nebmed.org

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Nebraska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Thomas Brooks, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Email: thomas.brooks@unmc.edu

Phone: 402-696-4200



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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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Nevada



Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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Nevada'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



Nevada State Legislature 


Legislature Website

Legislative Building
401 S. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4747

800-978-2878


Find Your Legislator



 


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Office of the Governor 

Governor
Lt. Governor
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683

Email The Governor


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Attorney General

100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Telephone: 775-684-1100
Fax: 775-684-1108

Email: AgInfo@ag.nv.gov


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Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

www.medboard.nv.gov

9600 Gateway Drive 

Reno, NV 89521-8953

• Phone: (775) 688-2559

• Fax: (775) 688-2321

Email:  nsbme@medboard.nv.gov



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Board of Osteopathic Medicine

www.bom.nv.gov

2275 Corporate Circle, Suite 210 

Henderson, NV 89074

• Phone: (702) 732-2147

• Fax: (702) 732-2079


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Board of Pharmacy

Website:  http://bop.nv.gov/board/Board_Home/ 

985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Ste 206, Reno, NV 89521

Office: (775) 850-1440

Toll Free: (800) 364-2081

Fax: (775) 850-1444

Email: pharmacy@pharmacy.nv.gov  



PMP LINK:   http://bop.nv.gov/links/PMP/


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Department of Health 

4126 Technology Way, Suite 100
Carson City, Nevada 89706-2009
Phone: (775) 684-4000
Fax: (775) 684-4010

Email: nvdhhs@dhhs.nv.gov


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Division of Insurance 

1818 East College Parkway, Suite 103 

Carson City, Nevada 89706

Phone: (775) 687-0700

Fax: (775) 687-0787

Email Address:  insinfo@doi.nv.gov

Visit Website:  http://doi.nv.gov 



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Prescribing Information 



Current limit: 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day and 14-day initial limit (acute pain)

Policy: Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed Assembly Bill 474 into law on June 16, 2017. The law set a 14-day initial limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain. Under the new law, patients may also not exceed 90 MME per day. If a patient requires more than 30 days, the doctor must consider 16 factors, such as if the treatment is working and if the patient is doctor shopping. If a patient requires more than 90 days of pills, patients must undergo blood and radiology tests to determine the cause of the pain.



AMA Resources Nevada 

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


Office of the Nevada Attorney General Substance Abuse Working Group:

WEBSITE:  HTTP://AG.NV.GOV/HOT_TOPICS/ISSUE/SAWG/ 


Nevada Opioid Dashboard

Website: https://opioid.snhd.org/#/home 

Nevada's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state



Important Links

http://dpbh.nv.gov/Resources/opioids/Prescription_Drug_Abuse_Prevention/


General Resources


For Prescribers


Chronic Pain




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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Nevada Administrative Code Online








Chapter 453 - Controlled Substances :: 2011 Nevada Revised Statutes :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia
2011 Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 453 - Controlled Substances. 


AB474 Toolkit – Nevada State Medical Association
AB474 Toolkit – Your resource for prescribing controlled substances under new Nevada law. New prescribing requirements have been established from the 2017 legislative session (AB 474 and SB 59)


AB474 Toolkit – Your resource for prescribing controlled substances under new Nevada law.

New prescribing requirements have been established from the 2017 legislative session (AB 474 and SB 59). Review the below reference guides for details.


Background of the new law:


The Basics:

The bill has five (5) major requirements our Nevada Physicians (including residents) and Physician Assistants need to know:STARTING JANUARY 1, 2018

  1. Two units of CME per licensing cycle required for all licensed prescribers: misuse, abuse of controlled substances, prescribing of opioids or addiction- may satisfy ethics and general requirements.
  2. Mandated Registry and Use of PMP: Every initial Prescription and every 90 days during course of treatment.  All licensed prescribers must self-query every 6 months.
  3. New Prescriptions Requirements: All RXs for Controlled Substances must include: Patient’s DOB, ICD-10 code, minimum number of days to consume the prescribed medication, prescriber’s DEA license must be clearly identified.
  4. New Prescribing Guidelines for Controlled Substances.   
  5. COMING IN 2018 – Overdose Reporting NOT required on January 1, 2018 but coming soon. NSMA will continue to track this progress.State Capitol Building
    101 N. Carson Street
    Carson City, NV 89701
    Phone: (775) 684-5670
    Fax: (775) 684-5683

State Resources & Links

ACLU of Nevada

601 South Rancho Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89106

Phone: (702) 366-1226 

Fax: (702) 366-1331

Email:  aclunv@aclunv.org

Web:  http://www.aclunv.org


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Nevada State Medical Association

Website:  http://www.nsmadocs.org 

3660 Baker Lane #101, Reno, Nevada 89509

Phone :  775-825-6788 I Fax: 775-825-3202

Email :  nsma@nsmadocs.org


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Nevada Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Daniel E. Fabito, MD

284C E Lake Mead Parkway #327

Henderson, NV 89015 

Phone: (702) 564-7073 

Email: jfabito@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 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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New Hampshire

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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New Hampshire Congressional Delegation 


Senators


Representatives



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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar


 State Legislature 


New HampshireLegislature Home Page



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Office of the Governor 

Home

Governor Chris Sununu:
State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2121
(603) 271-7680 (fax)

Constituent Services:

(800) 852-3456



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NH Department of Justice
Gordon J. MacDonald, Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301



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 Board of Medicine

Website: www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/

 Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152

  • Phone: (603) 271-1203 
  • Fax: (603) 271-6702

Contact the Board


-David Grosso, director
(603) 271-6766 (phone)
david.grosso@oplc.nh.gov (email)


About the Board

Board Actions


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Board of Pharmacy
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 401
Concord, NH 03301-2412 

Email: pharmacy.licensing@oplc.nh.gov
(603) 271-2350 (Phone)
(603) 271-2856 (Fax)


Board Meetings

Complaints


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Commissioner

129 Pleasant Street 

Concord, NH  03301-3852

Telephone (603) 271-9200

Fax (603) 271-4912

E-Mail:  OCOM@dhhs.nh.gov


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


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New Hampshire Insurance Department 

Website: https://www.nh.gov/insurance/index.htm
21 Fruit Street, Suite 14
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Phone: (603) 271-2261

Fax: (603) 271-1406

E-Mail Address:requests@ins.nh.gov

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Prescribing Information 


  • Current limit: Seven-day limit
  • Policy: Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed House Bill 1423 into law on June 7, 2016. The law requires the state Board of Medicine, the state Board of Dental Examiners, the state Board of Nursing, the state Board of Registration in Optometry, the state Board of Podiatry, the state Naturopathic Board of Examiners, and the state Board of Veterinary Medicine to adopt rules for prescribing controlled drugs. The rules went into effect on January 1, 2017.[44]


  • The rules forbid medical professionals from prescribing opioid prescriptions more than seven-days in an emergency room, urgent care setting, or walk-in clinic. The rules also require that pain patients be prescribed the lowest effective dose of pain medications.[45]



Opioid prescribing rules


New Hampshire

New Hampshire Medical Society

LEARN MORE 


Board of Medicine Med 502 Final Opioid Prescribing Rules

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Medical Society

LEARN MORE 



New Hampshire Opioid Prescribing Resource for Chronic Non-Terminal Pain (Opioid Prescribing Guidance with Embedded Links)
Developed by the New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS) Task Force on Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse


CME Regarding Opioid Prescribing

Continuing medical education (CME) courses to satisfy the opioid prescribing competency requirement 


New Hampshire Opioid Prescribing Resources


After being approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR), the New Hampshire Board of Medicine (BoM) adopted on November 2, 2016, final rules for opioid prescribing for the management or treatment of non-cancer and non-terminal pain, as well as requirements to use the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) based on the adoption of HB 1423 in late June.

In effect January 1, 2017, the new BoM rules apply to initial Schedule II, III and IV opioid prescriptions that are self-administered by an individual patient for the management or treatment of pain. Excluded from the new rule is the supervised administration of opioids in a health care setting.



Opioid Prescribing Resources & Support:

NH Clinical Practice Resources for Consultation & Referral
Opioid Prescribing Clinical Tools
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Naloxone Information and Resources
Government Regulations and Resources
Online Education and Supports
Patient Support Resources
National Pain Organizations


Guidelines and Policies

Laws and Rules

Opioid Prescribing


Prescribing opioids for pain

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/opioid-prescribing.htm


Use of a Opioid Dose Equivalent Calculator is recommended for prescribers of opioids.


The Board also shares a sample Checklist for the Prescribing of Opioids for the Management or Treatment of Pain 

Opioid Prescribing Clinical Tools



Resources


AMA Resources New Hampshire

https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/new-hampshire/ 


Resources from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine:  

HTTPS://WWW.OPLC.NH.GOV/MEDICINE/OPIOID-PRESCRIBING.HTM 


NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Opioid Prescribing

New Hampshire Medical Society Opioid Prescribing Resources

New Hampshire Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management

ACLU of New Hampshire

18 Low Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 225-3080

Web: http://www.aclu-nh.org


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New Hampshire Medical Society

Website:  http://www.nhms.org/about/contact-us 

7 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301-4018

Phone :  (603) 224-1909

Toll Free (800) 564-1909 

Fax: 603.226.2432

Email:  NHMedicalSociety@nhms.org

Specialty Societies: http://www.nhms.org/specialty-societies


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New Hampshire Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

George Lantz, DO, MBA
Interventional Spine Medicine
Barrington, NH 03870
Phone: 603-644-0100
Fax: 603-644-0101 

Email:  glantz@nhpain.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:  


New Jersey

Federal Government 


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress HERE  


Congressional District Map USA


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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NJ Congressional Delegation 


Senators


Representatives


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State Government:


Find Your District/Representatives  HERE  


Track State Opioid Bills HERE


State Legislative Session Calendar


NJ LEGISLATURE 


Office of Legislative Services
Room 50 - State House Annex
P.O. Box 068
Trenton, NJ 08625-0068

Phone: 609-847-3905
Toll Free 800-792-8630


Click here for a map of NJ legislative districts.

Click here to see a list of all municipalities

 

Find your Legislator
Legislative Leadership
Districts by Number
District Map


Legislative Roster



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Office of the Governor 


PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone:  609-292-600

Contact Us

Scheduling Requests


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Attorney General Gurbir  Grewal 


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New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

124 Halsey Street
P.O. Box 45027
Newark, NJ 07101
email: AskConsumerAffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
website: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

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New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners

William Roeder Executive Director 

Board of Medical Examiners

P.O. Box 183 

Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Email: bme@dca.lps.state.nj.us

Phone: (609) 826-7100


email: njhcp@dca.lps.state.nj.us
website: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme


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Board of Pharmacy 


Anthony Rubinaccio
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45013
Newark, New Jersey 07101


Email: Ask Consumer Affairs

Call: (973) 504-6450



New Jersey Drug Control Unit


New Jersey - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities


Prescription Monitoring Program:
Phone: 973-504-6450
Email: Rubinaccioa@dca.lps.state.nj.us


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Department of Health
P. O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625


Department of Health | Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services 


County Health Departments HERE 


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Department of Human Services 

P.O. Box 700 

Trenton, NJ 08625


Human Services


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NJ Department of Banking and Insurance
20 West State Street
PO Box 325
Trenton, NJ 08625-0325

Phone: 609-292-7272
FAX: 609-633-0527


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Prescribing Information 



Pages - Alerts - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

These rules concern limitations on prescribing, administering, or dispensing of controlled dangerous substances, with specific limitations for opioid drugs


Statutes


Regulations


New Jersey: Summary of Important Pharmacy-Related Rules, Regulations, Statutes, and Practices That Apply to Practice of Pharmacy | Pharmacy Law—Examination and Board ...

Pharmacy Law—Examination and Board Review New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; ...... Violation of any of the provisions of the “New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substance Act,” P.L.1970, c. 226



PRESCRIBING LAW FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN

ALERT- NEW PRESCRIBING LAWS

https://njafp.org


N.J.A.C. 13:45H-7.8

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-45H-Controlled-Dangerous-Substances.pdf


Department of Health | Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services 


New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs



 READ Rules and regulations of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (Division), the boards and comm


Limitations on Prescribing, Administering, or Dispensing of Controlled Dangerous Substances, and - State of New Jersey




Resources :


New Jersey Opioid Dashboard

https://www.state.nj.us/health/populationhealth/opioid/#/home

New Jersey's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state


AMA Resources New Jersey

https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/locations/new-jersey/ 



NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Prescribing for Pain Opioid Law

Controlled Dangerous Substances and Special Consideration for Managing Acute and Chronic Pain

New Jersey Opioid Abuse Prevention



  • Current limit: Five-day initial limit (acute pain)
  • Policy: Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed Senate Bill 3 into law on February 15, 2017. The law reduced initial opioid prescriptions from 30 days to five days for acute pain. The law also requires healthcare providers to offer 180 days of substance abuse disorder treatment without preauthorization.[46] This law does not apply to people undergoing cancer treatment, receiving hospice care, in a long-term care facility, or to any medications prescribed for treatment of substance abuse.

ACLU of NJ

Email: info@aclu-nj.org
P.O. Box 32159
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 642-2084

Web:  http://www.aclu-nj.org


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New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Executive Director:

Scott Woska, MD
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 942-2020
Email: sswoska@yahoo.com


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Medical Society of New Jersey

Website:  https://msnj.org/

2 Princess Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

Phone :  609-896-1766 I Fax: 609-896-1347

Email :  info@msnj.org

Events:  https://msnj.org/events/event_list.asp

County Societies: HTTPS://MSNJ.ORG/PAGE/COUNTYSOCIETIES 


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New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians
224 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609/394-1711  
Fax: 609/394-7712


NJAFP POLICY & ADVOCACY


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State Legislative Resources 

Legislative


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 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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New Mexico

Federal Government 


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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New Mexico's Congressional Delegation 


US Senators


US Representatives



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State Government:


Find Your State Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 


State Legislative Session Calendar



New Mexico Legislature

Bill Finder


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Office of the Governor
Office of the Lt. Governor

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200


Contact the Governor



Secretary of State


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Attorney General

408 Galisteo Street
Villagra Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501​

Toll Free 1-844-255-9210
Phone: (505) 490-4060
Fax: (505) 490-4883

Submit a Complaint
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New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Osteopathy.aspx

P.O. Box 25101 

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: (505) 476-4629

Fax: (505) 476-4665

Email:  Osteoboard@state.nm.us 


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New Mexico Medical Board

www.nmmb.state.nm.us

2055 South Pacheco Street, Building 400 

Santa Fe, NM 87505-0503

Phone: (505) 476-7220

Fax: (505) 476-7237

Email: nmbme@state.nm.us


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NM Board of Pharmacy 


5500 San Antonio Dr NE Suite C

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

(505) 222-9830

(505) 222-9845 Fax

(800) 565-9102 Toll Free

E-mail:  pharmacy.board@state.nm.us



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New Mexico Department of Health

Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505


County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) 

Website: https://www.osi.state.nm.us 

P.O. Box 1689 

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-1689

Phone: (505) 827-4601

Fax: (505) 827-7434



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Prescribing Information 



New Naloxone Prescribing Requirements

Senate Bill 221 - Naloxone Prescribing Requirements



Guidelines for the Use of Benzodiazepines in the State of New Mexico

Final DRAFT 2/19/2018: Guidelines for the Use of Benzodiazepines



AMA Resources New Mexico

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


New Mexico Opioid Dashboard

Website:  https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/view/DrugOverdoseDth.Cnty.html.#/home 

New Mexico's indicator-based information system provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state



The New Mexico Prescription Monitoring Program


https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/ibeb/pos/



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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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New Mexico - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities



NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Treatment of Pain

Review of CDC Guidelines

Prescription Drug Misuse and Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council

State Resources & Links

ACLU of New Mexico

P.O. Box 566

Albuquerque, NM 87103

Phone:  (505) 266-5915

Web:  http://www.aclu-nm.org

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New Mexico Medical Society

Website:  https://www.nmms.org 

316 Osuna Road, NE Suite 501, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone :  505.828.0237. - 800.748.1596 (toll free) I Fax: 505.828.0336

Email :  info@nmms.org


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New Mexico Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Pamela O. Black, MD Medical Director

Quadra Health Institute, LLC

3830 Singer Boulevard NE, Suite 3000

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: (505) 343-1711

Fax: (505) 343-1862 

Email: poblack@att.net



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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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New York

Federal Government:


Find Your Members of U.S. Congress:   HERE 


Congressional District Map USA:  HERE 


Track Federal Opioid Legislation: HERE 


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New York's  Congressional  Delegation :


US Senators


US Representatives

Departed members


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State Government:


Find Your State Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



New York  State Legislature 


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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo - New York State

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

phone:  1-518-474-8390

Contact


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ATTORNEY GENERAL

Letitia James

Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341

 Email:NYAG.Pressoffice@ag.ny.gov

Helpline:  1-800-771-7755

Contact Us

Regional Offices

Click here to file a consumer complaint


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New York State Board for Medicine (Licensure)

www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/

89 Washington Avenue 

2nd Floor, West Wing 

Albany, NY 12234

Phone:  (518) 474-3817 - Ext. 560

Fax: (518) 486-4846

 Contact Us


NY State Board Meeting Agendas - 2019

Medical Physics Meeting Agenda, September 19, 2019

Laws & Regulations 


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New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (Discipline)

www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/conduct/

Riverview Center 

150 Broadway, Suite 355 

Albany, NY 12204

Phone: (518) 402-0855

Fax: (518) 402-0866

Email:  opmc@health.ny.gov

Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) 


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New York State Board of Pharmacy

Website
Office: 518/474-3817 ext. 130
Fax: 518/473-6995
Email: pharmbd@mail.nysed.gov

NY State Board Meeting Agendas - 2019


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Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
150 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
Telephone: (866) 811-7957
Fax: (518) 402-0709
E-mail: narcotic@health.ny.gov


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NYS Department of Health (DOH)

Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY 12237

Email:  dohweb@health.ny.gov

Phone: 866-881-2809

Contact




County Health Departments:  HERE 


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Department of Insurance 

New York State Department of Financial Services
One State Street
New York, New York 10004-1151

Phone: (212) 709-3500

Fax: (212) 709-3520

Visit Website


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Secretary of State's Office 


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Prescribing Information 



Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (acute pain)


Policy: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed Senate Bill 8139 into law on June 22, 2016. The law reduced INITIAL opioid prescriptions from 30 days to SEVEN days for ACUTE pain. This law does not apply to people suffering from chronic pain, cancer pain, and patients in hospice and palliative care.



Opioids: Regulations and Legislation



Laws, Rules & Regulations



New York Law Limiting Initial Opioid Prescribing Went Into Effect Friday, July 22


In an effort to curb prescription opioid abuse, New York passed legislation that limits prescriptions of Schedule II, III, or IV opioids to seven days upon initial consultation or treatment of acute pain. 


This new law will go into effect on Friday, July 22, 2016. Here are additional details:


  • Acute pain is defined in NYS Public Health law as pain, whether resulting from disease, accidental or intentional trauma, or other cause, that the practitioner reasonably expects to last only a short period of time.
     
  • This rule SHALL NOT include CHRONIC pain, pain being treated as part of CANCER  care, hospice or other end-of-life- care or pain being treated as part of palliative care practices. 
     
  • Upon subsequent consultations for the same pain, the practitioner may issue, in accordance with existing rules and regulations, any appropriate renewal, refill, or new prescription for an opioid.
     
  • Application of co-pays for the initial prescription of an opioid are also limited by the measure.  A prescriber can apply the co-pay one of two ways:
     
    1. A proportionate amount between the co-payment for a thirty day supply and the amount of drugs the patient was prescribed; or
       
    2. The equivalent to the copay for the full thirty-day supply provided that no additional co-pays may be charged for any additional prescriptions for the remainder of the thirty-day supply

  • Pharmacists are NOT required to verify with the prescriber whether an opioid prescription written for greater than a 7-day supply is in accordance with the statutory requirements. Pharmacists may continue to dispense opioids as prescribed, consistent with current laws, regulations, and Medicaid policies.


Additional information on opioids and this law may be obtained by contacting the NYS Department of Health’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement at 1-866-811-7957 or by clicking here.



3.17.16: Patient Education: ACP Develops Safe Opioid Use Resources


In response to public health concerns over the adverse impact of opioid misuse, two new patient education resources have been developed by ACP. 


The “Patient FACT” sheet on Safe Opioid Use answers the following questions


  1. What Are Opioids?
  2. Will Opioids Help My Pain?
  3. What Are the Side Effects of Opioids?
  4. What Are the Risks of Opioids?
  5. Using Your Opioid Medicine Safely and
  6. Questions for My Doctor. 


The “Patient FACT” sheet on Chronic Pain provides responses to:

  1. What is Chronic Pain?
  2. What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Pain?
  3. How is Chronic Pain Diagnosed?
  4. How is Chronic Pain Treated?
  5. How Can I Manage My Chronic Pain and
  6. Questions For My Doctor.



AMA Resources New York 

WEBSITE: HTTPS://WWW.END-OPIOID-EPIDEMIC.ORG/LOCATIONS/NEW-YORK/ 


New York Opioid Dashboard

Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/opioid/#/home 



Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction Courses:  

https://cme.mssny.org 


CME information | Managing Pain and Opioid Use: An Educational Program on Compliance with NYS Prescribing Laws | Supplemental training | SCOPE of Pain (Safer/Competent ...
CME information for 'Managing Pain and Opioid Use: An Educational Program on Compliance with New York State Prescribing Laws.' Presented by Scope of Pain — helping doctors safely and effectively manage ...

ImageNYC.gov › providers › resources
Public Health Action Kit - Opioid - NYC.gov


Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in NYS




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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Part 80: Rules and Regulations on Controlled Substances in NYS - New York State Department of Health

New York Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances



New York State Laws Governing Opioids and Controlled Substances

Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement - New York State Department of Health
BNE monitors and regulates controlled substances through its issuance of licenses to manufacturers, ... 


Advisory Notices - Office of the Professions - New York State Education Department
Jul 2, 2018 · The new law requires electronic prescribing for all types of medications (controlled substances and non-controlled substances) and for syringes and other medical devices dispensed at a pharmacy in New York.


New York State Laws Governing Opioids and Controlled Substances for Prescribers - Medical Society of the State of New York
Due to recent laws in New York State regarding the prescribing of opioids, all prescribers of pain management ... Understanding the Current Legal Landscape in New York State for Prescribing Controlled Substances ...


New York Limits Opioid Prescriptions - National Law Review
Apr 25, 2018 · As part of the 2018-2019 New York State Budget, the Governor and the Legislature have agreed ... agents to the list of Schedule I controlled substances under New York's Public Health Law.


Recent Changes to New York's Controlled Substance Act - DEA Diversion Control Division
This law: ▫ Overhauled New York's Prescription Monitoring Program;. ▫ Required practitioners consult the PMP before prescribing;. ▫ Required dispensing data be reported in real time;. ▫ Required electronic prescribing;.31 pages·1 MB



NY State Senate Bill S5150B
... article thirty-one of the mental hygiene law, or when a practitioner is prescribing a controlled substance to a patient under the care of hospice, the prescriber shall prescribe an opioid. ... 2019-2020 Legislative Session.


NY State Senate Bill S2056
Jan 22, 2019 · BILL NUMBER: S2056 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to authorization to prescribe controlled substances


dispensing schedule II substances and certain other controlled substances. - View Document - New York Codes, Rules and Regulations - Westlaw
(a) A licensed, registered pharmacist, or a pharmacy intern acting in conformity with the provisions of section 6806 of the Education Law 



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DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS



Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA.gov



Disability Rights New York


Disability Rights Advocates - Advancing equal rights for people with all types of disabilities nationwide.
DRA is a national and international organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.


Disability Rights - New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
NYLPI's Disability Justice Program works to promote and protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, advocating for better programs and policies


Advocacy Groups - MOPD - NYC.gov
A civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities — all disabilities. ...


CIDNY
CIDNY provides a variety of services for people with disabilities in New York City. ... getting organized to understanding your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 


About Us – Center for Disability Rights




State Resources & Links

New York Civil Liberties Union

125 Broad Street

New York, NY 10041

Phone:  (212) 607-3300 

Fax: (212) 607-3318

Web:  http://www.nyclu.org


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Medical Society of the State of New York

Website:  https://cme.mssny.org/home 

Westbury HQ: 865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Phone :  (516) 488-6100 I Fax: (516) 488-1267

Email :  mssny@mssny.org



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New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Sudhir Diwan, MD
Park Avenue Spine and Pain
115 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 646-434-0551
sudhir.diwan63@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 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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 Narcotic Enforcement

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North Carolina

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

Departed members

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State Government:


Find Your State Representatives  HERE 


Track State Opioid Bills HERE 



State Legislative Session Calendar



 State Legislature 


North Carolina 

Legislature Home Page

North Carolina General Assembly

16 West Jones Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 733-4111 (Main)

(919) 715-7586 (Fax)

Contact Info



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NC Governor Roy Cooper

20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

(919) 814-2000

Email the Governor

Scheduling Request


Secretary of State


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Attorney General Josh Stein 

NC DOJ
Main Campus

114 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

  • p: (919) 716-6400
  • f: (919) 716-6750

Contact The Attorney General

File a Complaint

Phone: (919) 716-6000


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North Carolina Medical Board

Website:  https://www.ncmedboard.org 

1203 Front Street, Raleigh, NC, 27609-7533

Phone :  (919) 326.1100 or (919) 326.1109 

Fax: (919) 326.0036

Online Contact Form:  

https://www.ncmedboard.org/contact



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North Carolina Board of Pharmacy

Website
Office: 919/246-1050
Fax: 919/246-1056
6015 Farrington Rd Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Contact Us 

Email: jcampbell@ncbop.org


Access Board meeting agendas and minutes here.


Drug Control Unit, Division of Mental Health,

 Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (NC DHHS)

Contact: 

Kristen Weisberg, 919-715-2067 

 John Womble, 919-715-2033


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Division of Public Health
1931 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1931

Virginia Niehaus
Director, Office of Regulatory and Legal Affairs
(919) 707-5006
Email Virginia Niehaus


County Health Departments:  HERE 



NC Department of Health and Human Services

2001 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-2000

Customer Service Center: 1-800-662-7030

Administrative Office: 919-855-4800


Public Health

NC DHSR Complaint Intake Unit
Complaint Hotline: 1-800-624-3004

NCDHHS Constituent Services


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North Carolina Department of Insurance
1201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1201

Phone: (919) 807-6000

Fax: (919) 715-8889


Visit Website



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Prescribing Information 



Current limit: Five-day initial limit (acute pain) and seven-day (post-operative)

Policy: Gov. Roy Cooper (D) signed House Bill 243 into law on June 29, 2017. The law limits initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to five days. The law also limits opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for patients after surgery.[51] The law allows for exemptions for cancer patients, chronic pain, hospice and palliative care, or medications prescribed for the treatment of substance use disorders.[52]

At the bill's signing ceremony, Gov. Cooper made the following statement: "Opioid addiction and overdose have ravaged the physical and mental health of thousands of North Carolinians, hurting our people and our economy, and we’re taking action to fight it. With this legislation and the new State Opioid Action Plan, we’re taking important first steps to stem the opioid epidemic."


AMA Resources North Carolina 

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



North Carolina Safe Opioid Prescribing:  https://www.ncmedsoc.org/nc-medical-board-refines-safe-opioid-prescribing-initiative-criteria/ 

 

 

North Carolina Opioid Dashboard


Website:  https://injuryfreenc.shinyapps.io/OpioidActionPlan/#/home 

North Carolina's dashboard provides data and information on how opioids have been affecting the state



Pharmacy Rules, Statutes, and Board Policies

Pharmacy Law/Rules 




Prescribing CME Requirement



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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LAWS 

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Article 5 - North Carolina Controlled Substances Act. :: 2014 North Carolina General Statutes :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia


SUBCHAPTER 26F – CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES SECTION .0100 - SCHEDULES OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES 10A NCAC 26F .0101 DEFINITIONS As us


Controlled Substances/Controlled Substance Reporting Act - North Carolina Board of Pharmacy


NC Controlled Substances Regulatory - NCDHHS


Controlled Substances Act - North Carolina General Assembly



NCMB on Opioid Prescribing

Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative - North Carolina Medical Board

Criteria for how they determine who will be investigated under their Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (SOPI). Read the proposed rule changes here


The initiative is designed as a method of protective oversight with the NCMB investigating licensees who prescribe large numbers of high dose opioids and who have had two or more patients die of opioid overdose within a 12-month period. Meeting the criteria for investigation is not evidence of wrongdoing, simply the threshold by which the NCMB may begin an investigation. Since the initiative launched nearly a year ago, 22 percent of the cases investigated resulted in public adverse action, 33 percent resulted in a private action and 44 percent of the cases were closed with no formal action.


Also the Board voted to adopt the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which was developed in 2016. The NCMB firmly states its primary goal is to prevent inappropriate prescribing, not to disrupt the treatment of patients with a legitimate need for pain management.


Please review the NCMB’s position statement


Learn more about the Board’s SOPI.


You may also be interested in data collected by the NC Department of Health and Human Services including usage by county of the Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS) and opioid prescriptions by county. Access that data.


Legislators, too, are looking at ways to address the opioid abuse epidemic in our state. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) anticipates bills will be introduced this session seeking to regulate how you prescribe opioids. 


NCMB recognizes that chronic pain is a legitimate medical issue and wants patients to receive safe and appropriate care. Encouraging appropriate prescribing is the Board’s primary objective with regard to opioids.


Find resources and information about NCMB programs to positively impact the opioid crisis below.



From a past Board President


CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and related resources


Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (opioid investigative program)


Outreach


Additional resource pages



North Carolina Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act

North Carolina Medical Board Professional Resources Responsible Opioid Prescribing

North Carolina Policy for the use of Opioids For the Treatment of Pain

The STOP Act Summary


Disability Rights North Carolina - Raleigh, North Carolina | Facebook
Disability Rights North Carolina,  www.disabilityrightsnc.org

Disability Rights North Carolina | Health and Disability - Disability and Employment | Welcome to LawHelpNC.org | A guide to free and low cost legal aid, assistance and services in North ...
Disability Rights North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in Raleigh and Asheville. Its team of attorneys, advocates, paralegals and support staff provide advocacy and legal services at no charge ...


Disability Rights North Carolina - National Pro Bono Opportunities Guide - Pro Bono Net
Disability Rights North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Raleigh. Its team of attorneys, advocates, paralegals and support staff provide advocacy and legal services at no charge for people with ...


Disability Rights & Resources
Guarding the civil rights of people with disabilities and advocating with those who need their voice to be heard ... service area comprised of Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union Counties in North Carolina.


Disability Rights North Carolina - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
The Disability Rights North Carolina is part of a nationwide system of civil rights protection and advocacy agencies that are committed to serving citizens with disabilities. Established in 1977, the DRNC provides advocacy ...


Alliance Of Disability Advocates
Alliance of Disability Advocates strives to enable people with any disabilities to fully participate in their communities without boundaries in the Raleigh-Durham and surrounding area.

State Resources & Links

ACLU of North Carolina

Email: contact@acluofnc.org

P.O. Box 28004

Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: 919-834-3466

Web:  http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org


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North Carolina Medical Society

Website:  http://www.ncmedsoc.org 

222 North Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone :  919.833.3836. - 800.722.1350 (NC only) 

Fax: 919.833.2023

Email :  mssny@mssny.org


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North Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Mark Hines, MD

Southlake Spine & Sports Center

8712 Lindholm Drive, Suite 302

Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone:    (704) 894-9800

Fax:        (704) 894-9840. 

Email:  markhines@adelphia.net


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State Legislative Info

Legislature Links


Regulatory


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


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: