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Opioid overdose reporting requirements extended

Opioid poisoning-related reporting will continue beyond the Enhanced Surveillance Advisory time frame established by the Governor’s August 10 Executive Order.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has amended the rules in 9 A.A.C. 4 to include Article 6 – Opioid Poisoning-Related Reporting. These emergency reporting rules have been approved and are effective immediately. The surveillance system for opioid overdoses requires physicians to report the following, within five (5) business days:

Suspected opioid deaths; suspected opioid overdoses; naloxone doses administered in response to a suspected opioid overdose; naloxone doses dispensed and neonatal abstinence syndrome cases.

The ADHS website provides resources and information about the extended reporting requirements and efforts to counter the national opioid abuse epidemic.

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