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Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in Arizona

Tuesday, August 1, 2017  
Posted by: Kate Gagne
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On June 5, 2017, Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in Arizona.
 
As directed in the Declaration, the Arizona Department of Health Services has amended the rules in 9 A.A.C. 10, Article 1 for licensed health care institutions through emergency rule making. 
 
The new rules require licensed health care institutions to: 

 

  • Establish, document, and implement policies and procedures for prescribing, ordering, or administering opioids;
  • Include specific processes related to opioids in a health care institution’s quality management program; and
  • Notify the Department of the death of a patient from an opioid overdose.
  • The emergency rules have been approved with an implementation date of July 28, 2017.  Click here to view rules

Webinars about the emergency rules have been scheduled. Click here for more info. 
 
Resources
www.azhealth.gov/opioid
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