Prescribing IL.docx - Prescribing Controlled Substances in Illinois The Illinois State Medical Society(ISMS is one of the task forces in Illinois

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Prescribing Controlled Substances in Illinois The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) is one of the task forces in Illinois working to combat the misuse, abuse, and overdose of opioids. The ISMS was formed in 1840 and since then has become the top advocate for healthcare providers in Illinois. The following is a website address that provides more information about ISMS ( Illinois State Medical Society , 2020). In addition to ISMS, the Illinois Opioid Advisory Council works with the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) to also combat the opioid crisis. In 2017 the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan (SOAP) was developed by the Illinois Opioid Advisory Council. This plan includes strategies and recommendations for fighting the opioid epidemic. SOAP provided an increase of pre- scribers using the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (ILPMP), and enhanced prescriber education through increasing accessibility of resources and information ( Illinois-opioid-action- plan-sept-6-2017-final , 2017). Both of these entities do not have state-specific recommenda-

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