ADEA State Update

Report of Interest - February 2018

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opioidrxpadOn Jan. 30, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) submitted final recommendations for the State’s Opioid Response Plan to Gov. Jim Justice (D-WV) and the West Virginia Legislature. The report includes 12 high priority recommendations for immediate action across six areas of implementation: prevention, early intervention, treatment, overdose reversal, recovery, and supporting families with substance use disorder.  

Of the 12 recommendations, two may have direct impact on ADEA members: 1) West Virginia should expand the authority of medical professional boards and public health officials to address inappropriate prescribing of pain medications; and 2) West Virginia should limit the duration of initial opioid prescriptions.

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