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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 Accomodation

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, by noon two business days before the scheduled meeting. Written public comments received by the deadline will be distributed to the task force members and posted on the task force website.

    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.

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 ootg.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Meeting information and details are available below.

OHA is convening experts and community members on the Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Task Force, an approximately five-month process to identify tapering best practices. OHA has a continued interest in transparency, so the taper guidelines task force members will meet in public, as have all prior opioid guidelines task forces convened by the agency. The resulting guidelines will provide a framework for clinicians and patients looking to develop their own taper plans, as well as a starting point for dialogue between patient and provider.

 

Overview

Membership Roster

Resources

Meetings

All materials in PDF format unless noted.

 

Meeting Information Materials

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

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1A,
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

 

July 19, 2019

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1A,
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

 

 

June 14, 2019

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Portland State Office Building, Room 1A,
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

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

 

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


Meetings

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
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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 Chronic Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Dentists


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


Meetings

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

April 29, 2016

 

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