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Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Issued to Track Opioid Morbidity and Mortality - Reporting Reqs

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  
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On June 5, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a Public Health State of Emergency  due to the opioid epidemic. The declaration directs Arizona Department of Health Services to lead the statewide emergency response.

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. §36-782, an Enhanced Surveillance Advisory  has been issued to track opioid morbidity and mortality.  

 

Required reporting within 24 hours of the items below will go into effect June 15, 2017.

 

Required Reporters

Health condition to be reported

Reporting System

Healthcare professionals licensed under A.R.S. Title 36

  • Suspected opioid overdoses
  • Suspected opioid deaths
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

MEDSIS

Training: www.azhealth.gov/opioidtraining

New Account: MedsisHelpDesk@siren.az.gov

Administrators of a healthcare institution or correctional facility

  • Suspected opioid overdoses
  • Suspected opioid deaths
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

MEDSIS

Training:
www.azhealth.gov/opioidtraining

New Account: MedsisHelpDesk@siren.az.gov

Emergency Medical Services/Ambulance agencies (first response agencies, ground and air ambulance agencies)

  • Suspected opioid overdoses
  • Suspected opioid deaths
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

AZ-PIERS

Training:

www.azhealth.gov/opioidtraining

New Account: Anne.Vossbrink@azdhs.gov

Law enforcement officers

  • Suspected opioid overdoses
  • Suspected opioid deaths
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

AZ-PIERS

Training:

www.azhealth.gov/opioidtraining

New Account: Anne.Vossbrink@azdhs.gov

Medical examiners

Suspected opioid deaths

MEDSIS

Training: www.azhealth.gov/opioidtraining

New Account: MedsisHelpDesk@siren.az.gov

Pharmacists

  • Naloxone doses dispensed

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Training:
https://azpa.learningexpressce.com/index.cfm?fa=view&eventID=8362

New Account:

https://pharmacypmp.az.gov/

Thank you for your cooperation.  Please forward this message and resources onto other partners and listservs.  It will take a multi-level, multi-agency, collective effort to bring the Arizona epidemic under control.

 

Resources

Arizona's Declaration of Emergency

Arizona Executive Order for Enhanced Surveillance

Arizona Clinical Guidelines and References for Opioid Prescribing

Arizona 2016 Opioid Report

Arizona Opioid Website

Arizona Opioid Training Website

 

Thank you,
Arizona Health Alert Network


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