MHA Testifies on Rules for Poisoning Due to Prescription, Illicit Drugs

Posted on March 15, 2019

Paige Fults, director, Advocacy, MHA, testified at the MDHHS hearing.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) hosted a hearing March 12 to gather public comment on the permanent rules to replace the emergency rules for reporting of poisonings due to the use of prescription or illicit drugs. The MHA collected member feedback and worked with organizations including the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Osteopathic Society and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners to create a comprehensive list of healthcare comments. The MHA testified about those comments at the March 12 hearing. Members with questions regarding the rules can reference the MDHHS’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the emergency rules or contact Sarah Lyon-Callo in the MDHHS Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health. 

On a related topic, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the MDHHS have released an updated version of the Michigan Opioid Laws FAQ document to provide clarification on implementation of the laws. Members with questions about the rules promulgation process or the FAQs should contact Brittany Bogan or Paige Fults at the MHA.


  • MHA Testifies on Rules for Poisoning Due to Prescription, Illicit Drugs

Tags: opioid, prescription drugs, LARA, MDHHS

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