Utah Clinical Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids

Steering Committee

The steering committee is made up of experts from various fields. The steering committee convenes monthly. They guide and direct the Program's activities and provide insight on how to best address the issues we face in our endeavor to reduce death and harm from prescription opioids.

Steering Committee Members

Noel Taxin , Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Kim Bateman, MD, HealthInsight
Martin Caravati, MD, MPH, Utah Poison Control Center
Alan Colledge, MD, Utah Labor Commission
Perry Fine, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain Research Center
Teresa Garrett, RN, Division of Epidemiology & Laboratory Services, Utah Department of Health
Thomas Jones, MD, Utah Department of Health, Medicaid
Craig PoVey, Division of Substance Abuse, Utah Department of Human Services
Robert Rolfs, MD, MPH, Bureau of Epidemiology, Utah Department of Health
Doug Springmeyer, Attorney General’s Office
Terri Rose, HealthInsight

Year 1

September 2007 October 2007


January 2008

February 2008

March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008

Year 2

September 2008 October 2008


January 2009

February 2009

March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009


Presentations & Resources:


February 2009

Journal of Pain Vol 10 Issue 2 (Feb 2009): Opioid Treatment Guidelines

March 2009
Adolescents and the Abuse of Opioid Narcotics by Glen Hanson


January 2008
ACOEM's Opioid Guidelines
by Kurt Hegmann

Proposed Guideline Selection Principles for Utah

ACOEM's Guideline Panel

ACOEM's Methodology

February 2008
Washington's Guidelines Presentation by Hal Stockbridge

Link to Washington's Agency Medical Directors Group (guidelines, dosing calculator, and CME course in upper right corner)

Halting Death by Prescription in Utah: An Educational Intiative by Lynn Webster

March 2008
Project Timeline

Guidelines Timeline

Budget FY08-09

April 2008
Provider Education Proposal by HealthInsight

Christy Porucznik's Research Update


November 2007
Drug Collection Program in Salt Lake County
by Florence Reynolds

Environmental Impact of Pharmaceuticals by Leah Ann Lamb