“Require access to Rx for opioid-use disorder in prisons, jails”

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates hosted a Special Meeting this month to expand on, and amend, AMA policies concerning justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders. Several policies were altered to make access to quality, evidence-based care more effective and inclusive to all individuals in jails and prisons, as well as those in re-entry programs. Follow the list of the AMA’s policy modifications, reflecting the importance of team-based treatment, counseling, education, and funding for those experiencing substance use disorders within United States’ justice systems.

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