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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force

Task Force Information

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.

Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines

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.

Public Testimony and Meeting Accommodation

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.

Want to give public comment?

  1. Public comment can be submitted in writing, and will be accepted until noon on October 22 for the final meeting on October 25. Written public comments received by the deadline will be distributed to the task force members.

    Submit your comments to the task force

  2. Public comment can be submitted in person by attending the meeting at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, Oregon.

Comments submitted will be provided in accordance with policy to Commission/subcommittee/advisory panel/task force members and are subject to disclosure under Oregon Public Records law. If disclosed because of a public records request, the complete comment will be released, but your name, contacting information and any health information would be redacted.

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Lisa Bui, 971-673-3397, 711 TTY, or at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Meeting information and details are available below.


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