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In an effort to change the conversation on pain management and improve patient safety, the Oregon Health Authority has convened experts from across the state to develop clinical guidelines on opioid prescribing. Statewide guidelines are now available for chronic pain, acute pain, dentists and pregnant women.
OHA is convening experts on the Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Task Force. The resulting guidelines from this task force will supplement the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain to help patients and prescribers approach opioid tapering with best practices in mind.
Oregon Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Oregon Chronic Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Dentists
The Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Task Force seeks public testimony! Please consider attending any meeting of the Task Force to share your thoughts and input. All meetings are open to the public and public feedback is a vital component of every discussion.
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Lisa Bui, 971-673-3397, 711 TTY, or email@example.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.
Meeting information and details are available below.
Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines
All materials in PDF format unless noted.
October 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 177,800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
September 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1A,800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
August 27, 2019
July 19, 2019
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1A,800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
June 14, 2019
May 23, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Portand State Office Building, Room 1A,800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
April 12, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1A,800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
March 12, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1B,800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain
The purpose of Oregon Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Workgroup is to set a standard of care in Oregon around safe opioid prescribing for acute pain. The workgroup will develop detailed recommendations for acute opioid prescribing that will be included as an amendment to Oregon’s existing Statewide Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, and will address acute opioid prescribing in primary care, emergency departments, dentistry, and after surgical procedures.
Sept. 7, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 amPortland State Office Building, Room 1B
August 17, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 amPortland State Office Building, Room 1A
Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain, Dentists
NOTE: This Task Force completed its work in December 2016.
November 18, 2016, Oregon's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force approved adoption of Oregon-specific opioid prescribing guidelines based on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The guideline includes recommendations to improve patient safety and care for those with chronic pain, and address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic.
In 2016, the Oregon Health Authority convened a Task Force to develop statewide opioid prescribing guidelines. These guidelines will support Oregon's initiative to address the epidemic of opioid use, misuse, and overdose by optimizing care, improving patient safety, and providing a consistent framework for endorsement and implementation at the local level.
Task Force Charter and Membership
April 29, 2016
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