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Information for Prescribers
Acute Pain Recommendations
The Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Commission, Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) and University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center partnered to offer acute pain recommendations for emergency and surgical departments as well as dentists. The recommendations are linked below:
PA 246 of 2017 requires prescribers to provide Opioid Education using the state’s or similar Start Talking Form when prescribing an Opioid drug. It does not have to be used when prescribing any other controlled substance that does not contain an Opioid. This form must be completed and saved to the patient’s medical record only when prescribing an Opioid drug.
MDHHS-5730, Opioid Start Talking - Arabic
MDHHS-5730, Opioid Start Talking - Spanish
If your question(s) pertain to the new opioid legislation, we encourage you to review the recently-released FAQs. Please email any additional questions that you have regarding the FAQs to BPL-MAPS@michigan.gov and the LARA and DHHS policy teams will review and determine whether the FAQs need to be updated. Please call our customer support team if you have questions about how to register for or use MAPS.