Prescriber Concerns with LARA and MAPS regulations

The MOA is active in several groups combatting the opioid epidemic and working to maintain patient access to pain management. The Safe Opioid Task Force has issued an update on the actions, education opportunities and events the MOA is involved with, including:

  • BeRx SAFE coalition 
  • MHS Opioid Stewardship Collaborative
  • DEA Drug Take Back Day (Oct. 27)
  • Buprenorphine Waiver Training
  • Pain & Symptom Management Sessions for LARA requirement

Link: Safe Opioid Task Force Update 

LARA - MAPS Updates and call for comments, questions and concerns
Based on feedback from stakeholder groups, LARA has revised their FAQ on Michigan Opioid Laws as of July 3, 2018. The specific changes, as well as updates on other rule changes and MAPS registrations, can be accessed on the MAPS "Laws and Regulations" webpage.

The MOA has created a page dedicated to providing links to resources regarding the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)and the regulations for prescribers. This page also includes a link to a comment form designed to allow MOA members an avenue for submitting questions, concerns and examples of issues regarding the new regulations regarding MAPS.

If you have concerns or examples of why the new rules will present obstacles to your practice and providing quality patient care please submit your comments by clicking on the MOA MAPS Comment form below. 

MAPS Information and Resource page 





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Opioid Prescribers' Legislative Alert

On December 27, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor signed into law several new requirements aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. The MOA is part of a coalition that is working with the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide input from healthcare professionals in regards to the laws, regulations and systems used by prescribers. 

For MOA members, a page has been created with an overview, a link to a summary (PDF) and a link to a survey designed to get feedback from the MOA membership.

Opioid Alert page (MOA login page)
Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) - User Support Manual