12/19/2017

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic

Governor Issues Executive Orders Creating “Opioid Emergency Response Team” & Five-Day Limit on Initial Opioid Prescriptions for Acute and Post Surgical Usage

Proclamation of a Statewide Public Health Emergency and Establishment of the Opioid Emergency Response Team:

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Directs SC DHHS to develop and publish a 2 part policy applicable to healthcare providers DHHS reimburses to develop a 5-day prescription limitation on initial opioid prescriptions for acute and post-operative pain management and develop a policy regarding opioid dosing thresholds and best practices:

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