Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the NCOIL’s recent announcement that lawmakers there have agreed to develop best practices that would offer a multifaceted strategy for states debating possible reforms. The decision to move forward with guidelines as opposed to model legislation followed discussion at a special NCOIL session in Washington, DC.
NCOIL noted that since states are at various stages in addressing opioid abuse, the appropriate role for them would be to lay out guidelines for states to consider as they develop their own specific reforms. The proposed best practices are likely to address drug monitoring program reforms, funding, prescribing practices, and data sharing.
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