ATTENTION: All Oregon-licensed physicians and PAs who have a DEA number are required to register for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) by July 1, 2018. Register at https://oregon.pmpaware.net by selecting "Create an Account." For more information, please review OAR 333-023-0825 or contact the PDMP at 866-205-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oregon Pain Guidance website provides pain management guidance and tools for healthcare professionals as well as patients and families.
The Federation of State Medical Boards' Opioids and Pain Management webpage offers numerous resources on state, federal, and FSMB opioid policies.
Note: The National Transportation Safety Board reminds health care providers to discuss with patients the effects that their medical conditions and medications may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction – Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are now included among the healthcare professionals who may provide MAT for opioid addiction. More information is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. All MAT providers must complete training and be granted a waiver by the DEA. The required 24-hour continuing education training is free and available through the Providers' Clinical Support System.
SAMHSA began certifying PAs and NPs on February 21, 2017. As of August 28, 2018, there were 687 certified PAs nationwide and 2,471 certified NPs. SAMHSA says, "More buprenorphine prescribers are needed to combat the opioid crisis and treat substance use disorders, particularly in rural areas."