The 2017 Opioid Abuse Prevention Summit is sponsored by the Nevada Office of Rural Health and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners.

Opioid-related hospitalizations spiked more than 150 percent from 2013 to 2015, according to the most recent data from the state health department. In 2015, 465 Nevada residents died from opioid use – largely owed to prescription painkillers and heroin. During the last legislative session, the Assembly passed AB 474. This bill aims to reduce the number of overdose deaths in Nevada by requiring prescribers to perform more rigorous and recurring assessments when prescribing opioids. The Opioid Summit will help prepare prescribers to implement changes to be compliant with AB474.

Materials can be found below:

2017 Nevada Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Act: Nevada’s Policy Changes to Impact
Elyse Monroy, Policy Analyst, Office of the Governor and Leon Ravin, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Statewide Psychiatric Medical Director

2017 Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Act PowerPoint

Prescribing in Nevada: Changes to Nevada’s Law Surrounding Prescribing Controlled Substance for the Treatment of Pain
Elyse Monroy; Leon Ravin, MD; Paul Edwards, JD, General Counsel, Nevada State Board of Pharmacy

NRHD Legislative Updates 2017 PowerPoint
AB 474 Prescribing Protocols White Paper
AB 474 Chart

How Nevada Medicaid is Working to Combat the Problem
Shannon Sprout, Deputy Administrator, Division of Health Care Financing and Duane Young, EdD, Chief III, Behavioral Health and Pharmacy Services, Division of Health Care Financing

DHCFP Targeted Response to Opioid Crisis and MAT PowerPoint
Medicaid Substance Use Bulletin 2017

Implementation of Pain Management
Ali Shahin, MD, Regional Clinical Director, Sierra Nevada Health Center

Managing Pain in Primary Care PowerPoint

Project ECHO Pain Management and Medical Assisted Treatment
Chris Marchand, MPH, Director, Project ECHO Nevada

Project ECHO Nevada – Pain Management and MAT