Signed on 2011-06-14 00:00:00.0 - First Regular Session - 125th Maine Legislature
Resolve, To Reduce Opioid Overprescription, Overuse and Abuse
Sec. 1. Work group on prescribing opioid drugs for chronic, noncancer-related pain. Resolved: That the Substance Abuse Services Commission, as established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 13-C and referred to in this resolve as "the commission," shall convene a work group of commission members and public and private stakeholders, referred to in this resolve as "the work group," to review and make recommendations for improvements in how physicians and other prescribers treat patients in chronic, noncancer-related pain without causing addiction or diversion.
1. Tasks. The work group's tasks include, but are not limited to:
2. Chair; membership. The commission shall appoint a chair of the work group from among the work group members. The membership of the work group must include representatives appointed or invited to participate by the commission from all of the following state agencies, advocacy organizations and the public:
3. Funding. The commission shall fund the work of the work group from within existing resources.
4. Report. The commission shall report the findings and any recommendations of the work group to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services not later than December 1, 2011.
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