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

Alane O’Connor, DNP, and Rachel Solotaroff, MD, 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


  • Alane O'Connor
    Alane O'Connor

    Alane O’Connor, DNP is the director of perinatal addiction medicine at Maine Medical Center and is 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 individuals in Maine. She also co-chairs Maine’s Opioid Response Clinical Advisory Committee, which advises the Governor’s opioid response director on clinical and public policy issues. Dr. O’Connor has more than 15 years of experience in addiction medicine in a variety of settings including the design and implementation of an extended-release buprenorphine pilot at Somerset County Jail, rapid access to substance use treatment in emergency departments through Maine Medical Association’s Project RISE, as well extensive experience caring for pregnant patients with substance use disorder in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She lectures regionally and nationally and has trained more than 100 family medicine and obstetric resident physicians. She is a core faculty member of Maine’s only addiction medicine fellowship program. Finally, she has published numerous peer reviewed articles on maternal and infant outcomes of substance exposed pregnancies including the related child welfare implications as well as the care of incarcerated pregnant patients.

  • Rachel Solotaroff
    Rachel Solotaroff

    Rachel Solotaroff, MD, is the Executive Clinical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services at Penobscot Community Health Care, where she provides patient care, oversees substance use disorders care delivery in the outpatient setting, and providing medical direction for withdrawal management at New Horizons. Prior to moving to Maine, Rachel served as Chief Medical Officer and then CEO at Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon. Rachel’s interest lies in using a population health framework to address the complex intersection of homelessness and substance use disorders, often accompanied by trauma, social isolation, and mental illness. Rachel is a general internist with additional board certification in Addiction Medicine and holds a Masters in Clinical Research.


Apr 04 2023


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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