The state of Massachusetts passed legislation in 2018 requiring acute care hospitals to develop programs to initiate medication assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) seen in the emergency department. These guidelines, developed by the Massachusetts Hospital Association and state College of Emergency Physicians, offer clinical and operational recommendations for hospitals when implementing this state policy.
Funding Source: Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians
Guidelines for Medication for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder within the Emergency Department
Guidelines for hospitals to provide medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the emergency department