Blog Entries - October 2015

OhioMHAS Planning Council seeking members

Posted on: October 30, 2015 4:00 pm

The Ohio Community Support Recovery Planning Council is recruiting new members to fill mid-term vacancies. The Council serves as an advisory board to OhioMHAS on planning for mental health and addiction services, and meets federal requirements for the

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OARRS linking to electronic medical records

Posted on: October 29, 2015 9:00 am

Gov. John R. Kasich announced Ohio will invest up to $1.5 million per year to integrate the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) directly into electronic medical records and pharmacy dispensing systems across the state. The move will allow

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ADAPAO attends first meeting of Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee

Posted on: October 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Three state department medical directors -- Mark Hurst, M.D., Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Mary Applegate, M.D., Ohio Department of Medicaid; and Mary DiOrio, M.D., Ohio Department of Health -- hosted a meeting of statewide

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Tammy Collins no longer at OhioMHAS

Posted on: October 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Tammy Collins is no longer deputy director of Prevention and Wellness at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Collins' last day with the state department was Friday, October 9. OhioMHAS has not released a formal statement, but when

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ADAPAO releases statement on marijuana legalization

Posted on: October 19, 2015 1:10 pm

ADAPAO has issued a formal statement regarding marijuana legalization. The statement: Microsoft Word - ADAPAO - Position on Marijuana Legalization.docx The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO) opposes the legalization of

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U.S. Rx Take-Back Day total: More than 350 tons

Posted on: October 2, 2015 4:00 pm

Over 350 tons of prescription drugs were turned in during the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative on September 26, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Ohio was responsible for more than 13.5 tons of the overall

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