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Opioid Use Disorder

I-STOP: Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing

The duty to consult the NYSDOH's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) becomes effective August 27, 2013. To access the PMP, physicians need a Health Commerce System (HCS) account. For details on obtaining an HCS account see the page on the NYSDOH website. Additional details about HCS Account setup and I-STOP.

NYS Prescription Drug Law, I-STOP Legislation
I-STOP: Summary of the Bill, developed by MSSNY
NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, presentation on recent changes
NYSDOH Proposed Regulations
NYS Office of the Attorney General, I-STOP Report
Frequently Asked Questions
Obtaining a Health Commerce Account
Check the NYSDOH website for more information on I-STOP implementation.

NYS Legislation and Regulations

Limit Initial Opioid Prescribing to a 7 Day Supply for Acute Pain, effective July 22, 2016
Learn more at Laws and Regulations

Mandatory Prescriber Education
Prescribers licensed in New York to treat humans and who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances, as well as medical residents who prescribe controlled substances under a facility DEA registration number, must complete at least three (3) hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction by July 1, 2017 and every 3 years thereafter.
NYSDOH Guidance, FAQs and Attestation Process

Safe Disposal of Controlled Substances
Learn more at NYSDOH
NYSDOH Guideline for ‘Waste’ Disposal System Use

Preventing Opioid Use Disorder

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Guideline & Website
WNY Collaborative ECHO for Chronic Pain, Opioid Prescription, Substance Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment
Opioid Use Disorder
Assess Benefits and Harm:
- Opioid Risk Tool & Reference
Pain Management Agreement & Informed Consent
FLRx Policy on Opioid Use Management
Behavioral Health Medical Policy on Opioid Addiction Treatment
Urine Drug Testing, immunoassay, presumptive testing, confirmatory testing

Opioid Use Disorder & Teens
2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health - Summary of National Findings
Pathway to Prevention
The Medicine Abuse Project
Mothers Seeking Serenity (blog)

Opioid Use Disorder & Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)
Cautious Evidence-based Opioid Prescribing
Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline
Trainings from the National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Additional Trainings & Information on Suboxone:
- American Society of Addiction Medicine Online Training (CME)
- BupPractice: Buprenorphine Training & Practice Tools (CME)
- Buprenorphine Training from SAMHSA
- MATx free mobile app to support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Additional Resources for Professionals
References on Addiction (see pages 3 & 4 of this document)
OASAS Guide for programs, beds, services in NYS, services and educational information
Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Pew Health Group Report on Rx Drug Monitoring Programs: An Assessment of the Evidence for Best Practices