The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, is hosting the "Ohio Pre-Criminal Intervention Program" webinar on March 28, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn about how cross-system collaboration and data sharing are addressing opioid misuse in the state of Ohio by supporting the implementation of a pre-criminal intervention program (PCIP).
As part of Ohio’s strategy to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy plans to use data from the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) to identify those who may be engaged in patterns of behavior indicative of substance misuse or abuse and who may be in violation of Ohio’s doctor-shopping law. Specially trained Board of Pharmacy agents, along with local treatment professionals and law enforcement, will engage the identified individuals to connect them to appropriate drug treatment resources or other support services. In addition, the Supreme Court of Ohio plans to assist health care providers in better clinical decisionmaking for patients participating in drug court programs.
The overall goal of the project is to utilize OARRS to support cross-system collaboration and data sharing between prescribers, law enforcement, and treatment professionals to reduce opioid misuse by implementing a PCIP.
The webinar will be presented by Chad Garner, Director of OARR, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. With more than 11 years of prescription drug monitoring program-related experience, Director Garner is a national leader in the prescription drug monitoring program field.