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The State of Michigan is proactively fighting Opioid abuse in our communities across the state. Read the latest news on what we're doing, attend our events and learn more about the legislation that's being enacted to protect against the Opioid epidemic.

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Events

March 2024 Opioids Task Force Meeting

Location

MDHHS Offices - S. Grand Building
333 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 Conference Room L - Off Main Office Lobby

Time

March 13th, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2024 Michigan Opioids Task Force Proposed Meeting Schedule

Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday

January 24

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lansing

Wednesday

March 13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lansing

Wednesday

May 15

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids/West MI (TBD)

Wednesday

July 24

TBD

Northern MI (TBD)

*Rural Health Opioids Summit July 25

Wednesday

September 11

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Detroit (TBD)

Wednesday

November 13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lansing

* Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change. An update will be provided on our website at Michigan.gov/opioids when changes occur.

 

January 2024 Opioids Task Force Meeting

Location

MDHHS Offices - S. Grand Building
333 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Conference Room L - Off Main Lobby

Time

January 24 , 2024
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

View the proposed minutes from this meeting.

November 2023 Opioid Task Force Meeting

Location

MDHHS Offices - S. Grand Building
333 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Conference Room L - Off Main Lobby

Time

November 1st, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

View the approved minutes from this meeting

September 2023 Opioid Task Force Meeting

Location

MDHHS Offices - S. Grand Building
333 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Conference Room L - Off Main Lobby

Time

September 20, 2023
11:00 a.m. - noon

View the approved minutes from this meeting

 

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Laws and Regulations

Laws have been passed recently to protect citizens, including regulations requiring prescribers to obtain and review a patient's prescription and history via MAPS (Michigan Automated Prescription System) prior to prescribing controlled substances, and the Good Samaritan Law, which prevents drug possession charges against those that seek medical assistance for an overdoes in certain circumstances.

 

View all Laws and Regulations