The mission of the Best Practices Workgroup is to fulfill the requirement of section 21 of Chapter 244 of the Acts of 2012, An Act Relative to Prescription Drug Diversion, Abuse and Addiction to investigate and study best practices, including those in education, prevention, screening, tracking, monitoring and treatment, to promote safe and responsible opioid prescribing and dispensing practices for acute and chronic pain. The goals of this study are to reduce diversion, abuse and addiction of opioid prescription medications as well as protect access for patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. The Workgroup will develop a report of recommendations and findings that will be submitted to the legislature.
Best Practices Workgroup Final Report
Posted 4:45PM on February 14, 2014
Joint Policy Working Group
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:00a – 11:00a
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
PHC Conference Room, 2nd Floor
I. Review December 18, 2013 Meeting Minutes
II. Guest Speakers: Patient and Family Impact of Prescription Drug Abuse
A. Guest Speaker - Rebecca Reilly
B. Guest Speaker - Jack Reilly
III. Policy Working Group Discussion
a. Six legislative focus areas (Education, Prevention, Screening, Tracking, Monitoring and Treatment)
b. Future considerations
IV. Delegates Discussion
a. Protecting the patient
b. Protecting the provider
V. 2014 meetings
Meeting of Wednesday, December 18, 2013
- BSAS Presentation - December 18, 2013
- Mass. Pain Initiative slides (with post-presentation correction to slide 7 annotation)
- Dec. 18, 2013 Meeting Minutes (Pending Approval)
- DCP Slide Presentation
Approved November 8, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Meeting of Friday, November 8, 2013
Approved October 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Meeting of Wednesday, October 9, 2013
- PowerPoint Presentation - October 9, 2013 file size 3MB file size 2MB
- Brandeis Presentation by Peter Kreiner
Approved September 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Meeting of Monday, September 9, 2013
Approved July 26, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Meeting of Friday, July 26, 2013
Approved April 25, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Meeting of Thursday, April 25, 2013
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