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Enhancing Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder for Patients in Hospital Settings

Alane O’Connor, DNP, will review the recent guidance document on enhancing access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for patients in hospital settings developed by the Maine Opioid Response Clinical Advisory Committee. This will include discussion of the recommendations for a basic level of care for patients with OUD in both Emergency Department (ED) and inpatient hospital settings, as well as recommendations for hospitals with the ability to provide a more advanced level of care. Policy recommendations to support MOUD in the hospital setting will also be addressed.


Describe expectations for hospitals to provide a basic level of care for patients with OUD in the ED and inpatient hospital setting

Describe expectations for hospitals able to provide an advanced level of care for patients with OUD 

Identify resources to assist implementation of care for patients with OUD in ED and inpatient and hospital settings

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Hours

1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors

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May 02 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


  • Alane O'Connor
    Alane O'Connor

    Dr. Alane O’Connor, DNP, spent more than 15 years leading MaineGeneral Medical Center’s efforts to expand access to substance use treatment including rapid access buprenorphine in the ED, developing an inpatient consult service and training primary care providers. During that time, Dr. O’Connor was addiction medicine faculty at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, educating more than 100 resident physicians, and led several grant-funded projects in substance use disorder prevention, treatment and harm reduction. She has a particular interest in caring for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on maternal and infant outcomes. In May of 2020, Dr. O’Connor became the medical advisor of the Maine Maternal Opioid Misuse (MaineMOM) Initiative, a 5-year, $5 million federal grant to expand access to substance use treatment for pregnant and postpartum women in Maine. She serves as the first director of perinatal addiction medicine at Maine Medical Center and trains both resident physicians and addiction medicine fellows. Dr. O’Connor also works to expand access to treatment in the correctional system and is leading a grant funded effort to implement extended-release buprenorphine at the Somerset County Jail in Skowhegan. Finally, Dr. O’Connor co-chairs Maine’s Opioid Response Clinical Advisory Committee, which advises the Governor’s opioid response director on clinical and public policy issues.