JOINT COMMITTEE INFO BRIEFING ON STATUS OF OPIOID USE STATEWIDE
WHO: Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, and House Committee on Health and Human Services
WHAT: Informational Briefing
WHERE: Conference Room 329
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 2017
Senator Rosalyn Baker (Dist. 6 – South and West Maui), Chair of the Senate Committee on
Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, along with members of the House Committee on Health and Human Services, are holding an informational briefing on Fri., December 1, 2017 in Conference Room 329 at 1:00 p.m. to appraise lawmakers of the status on opioid use across the state and how the state is addressing the growing epidemic of opioid abuse.
Dr. Virginia Pressler, Director of the State Department of Health and the state health department’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Chief, Edward Mersereau, will provide an overview of the Opioid Initiative Plan with a focus on treatment access, prescriber education and pain management practices, data-informed decision making, prevention and public education, pharmacy-based interventions, and law enforcement and first-responder support.
To view the informational briefing notice: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPH-HHS_12-01-17_INFO_.HTM
For further information or if you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Office of Sen. Baker at 586-6070 so that arrangements can be made.
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