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  • Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

BSAS is pleased to announce the release of another tool to assist residents of the Commonwealth in their efforts to achieve and maintain recovery from opioid use disorders. The Voluntary Non-Opioid Directive (DOC) as created as a result of Chapter 52 of the Acts of 2016, an act relative to substance use, treatment, education, and prevention (the STEP Act), which was signed by Governor Baker in March of 2016.

This new form is now available for all residents of the Commonwealth to review and complete with their medical providers if they wish to decline in advance the administration and/or prescription of opioids for pain

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services 

BSAS oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by gambling and substance addiction.