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New York State Hospital Stroke Designation

April 25, 2018 - The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will use a rulemaking process to update its stroke designation program in 2019. The current DOH stroke program has a single tier for designating hospitals, is voluntary, and operates with DOH oversight, but without any regulatory guidance to administer the program. Read more ...

ACEP Press Release: Only 5.5% of Emergency Visits are Nonurgent and Wait Times Continue to Improve, CDC Says

April 23, 2018 - New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 136.9 million people visited the emergency department in 2015 and only 5.5 percent of these visits were considered "nonurgent," according to the latest CDC National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care (NHAMC) survey. Read more ...

Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments: CDC Vital Signs Report

April 6, 2018 - Read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs Report on Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments. Read more ...

Hospitals Permitted to Offer Detoxification Services Without OASAS Operating Certificate

March 22, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including advancing partnerships in New York's Prescription Monitoring Program across the country, training investigators with the New York State Department of Health's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement to carry and administer naloxone, and allowing hospitals to provide detoxification services without a separate certification from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Read more ...

Resources for DEA Registered Practitioners for Patients Who May Be Dependent and/or Addicted To Opioids

March 19, 2018 - According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 63,632 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016; 174 deaths per day; one death every 8.28 minutes; 42,249 (66.4%) of those deaths were due to opioids. More deaths than those as a result of firearms, homicide, suicide, and motor vehicle crashes. Read more ...

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