March 15, 2023
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves
  • The Office of National Drug Control Policy released the Model Substance Use Disorder Treatment In Emergency Settings Act for the purpose of establishing and aligning mechanisms for maximizing emergency medical settings as intervention points for people who experience a substance use-related emergency. The model act addresses barriers to implementing protocols in emergency medical settings that would ensure evidence-based treatment of patients with substance use-related emergencies. It also addresses barriers to expedited connection to the appropriate level of care following discharge and incorporates best practices and promising innovations from interdisciplinary research analyzing protocols for emergency medical care delivery for the people most at risk of dying after emergency room discharge. (Article here)