Public Health State of Emergency- Your Reporting Requirements.
On June 5th 2017, Governor Ducey Declared a Public Health State of Emergency in Arizona Due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has been authorized to coordinate the Public Health Emergency Response
This response targets
In response to the State of Emergency ADHS has implemented
Health Care Professionals under ARS titles 32 and 36 are Required Reporters. Required reporting within 24 hours of identifica-tion of the conditions below went into effect June 15, 2017.
The Health Conditions to be reported are
Suspected opioid overdoses
Suspected opioid deaths
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The reporting system to be used is MEDSIS
Instructions to obtain a MEDSIS account can be found at the ADHS website
The attached letter specifies the reporting requirements for healthcare providers, licensed healthcare facilities, law enforcement agen-cies, EMS agencies, medical examiners and pharmacists in detail.
Resources for clinicians are also available at the ADHS website and include
Clinical Guidelines and ReferencesPublic Health ResourcesPatient ResourcesTraining Opportunities
Please visit the ADHS website for the latest updates and Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) on the Opioid Epidemic
Arizona Department of Health Services Opioid Epidemic http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/injury-prevention/opioid-prevention/index.php
ResourcesArizona's Declaration of EmergencyArizona Executive Order for Enhanced SurveillanceArizona Clinical Guidelines and References for Opioid PrescribingArizona 2016 Opioid ReportArizona Opioid WebsiteArizona Opioid Training Website