Have you heard the recent news concerning adding opiate withdrawal to the program?
The Board of Physicians is looking for more testimonies before they agree to add opiate withdrawal to the state medical program. Testimonies are needed not only from members of the public, but specifically members of the medical community. The board is particularly interested in testimony from mental health and addiction specialists. The board would like to hear how doctors and medical professionals will proceed with treatment plans specifically geared towards aiding patients with opiate-based issues. This sounds like a safe way to proceed, but we need assistance from the community to keep pressing this issue. The less action taken, means more people go without assistance.
“The opioid crisis is a serious matter that has affected far too many families in our state, and throughout the country,” Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said in a statement. “We know that there is no one solution to this challenge, but that thoughtful consideration of many options can help us combat this crisis. I want to thank the brave survivors of addiction who testified at the Board’s public hearing on this issue, and welcome the written testimony of more members of the public, and the medical community.”
The Board of Physicians will accept additional written testimony until Friday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
Email testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Board of Physicians Testimony.”
H/T: NBC Connecticut