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Oregon College of Emergency Physicians
The Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (OCEP) is a state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a medical society that has represented physicians specializing in emergency medicine since 1971. OCEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research, and public education.

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OCEP Advocacy - Oregon Legislation

News of the Week

The State Economist released the May Revenue forecast on Thursday, revealing revenues are up by $463M since the last quarterly forecast. The guarantees an additional $105M for schools, due to a prior agreement by legislators to dedicate 40 percent of any new revenues for education. Economists are also certain the kicker will kick, estimating personal income tax credits of $473M. The release of the May Revenue forecast is a critical piece to wrapping up the 2015-2017 budgets.

 Keep up with Oregon State Legislation of interest, visit the 2015 Legislation page

 
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines PDF Print E-mail

As announced recently in the NY Times and other news agencies, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt released an initial report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Prescription Painkiller Abuse, which includes new voluntary emergency room guidelines for the prescription of opioid painkillers to prevent abuse. Washington-ACEP and Oregon-ACEP (OCEP) were just ahead of the government in implementing ED opioid prescribing guidelines having done so in the Fall of 2012. Below are links to download both the guidelines and a poster for posting in departments.

  • OCEP's ED Opioid Prescribing Guidelines(pdf)
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