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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force

Task Force Information

The Oregon Health Authority has convened partners from across the state to develop Oregon prescribing guidelines for opioids. The 2016 Task Force developed guidelines for chronic pain and recommendations for dentists. The 2018 Workgroup is currently working on prescribing guidelines for acute pain.

Meeting information and details are available below.

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.

Workgroup Charter

Workgroup Members


All materials in PDF format unless noted.

Meeting Information Materials

Sept. 7, 2018

8:00 - 10:00 am
Portland State Office Building, Room 1B

August 17, 2018

8:00 - 10:00 am
Portland State Office Building, Room 1A

July 30, 2018

NOTE: This Task Force completed its work in December 2016.

Task Force approves prescribing guidelines for Oregon

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.

Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (Chronic Pain)

About the Task Force

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


Meeting Information Materials
November 18, 2016
September 23, 2016
June 3, 2016

April 29, 2016


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