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  • Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids: Changes That Take Effect July 1, 2017

    June 22, 2017

    SEA 226, which takes effect July 1, limits all opioid prescriptions for children to a 7 day supply, and the first prescription prescribed by a provider for an opioid for an adult patient to a 7 day supply.  SEA 226 provides exceptions for the treatment of cancer, MAT, palliative care and professional judgment.  
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  • Recent Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Diagnosis

    June 16, 2017

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was recently notified of a fatality in a pediatric patient with a diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Due to the interest in this case, the ISDH would like to provide information on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, along with some additional recommendations.

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  • End-Of-Session Legislative Report

    May 3, 2017

    During the 2017 Legislative Session, the IAFP was active on a wide range of bills including the budget, tobacco use and taxation, advance nurse practitioner scope of practice, telemedicine, opioid addiction and direct primary care agreements. 

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  • Identification Of Candida Auris Case In Indiana

    April 21, 2017

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was recently notified by a hospital laboratory of a Candida auris case in an Indiana resident. The specimen was confirmed at the ISDH Laboratories and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for additional testing.

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  • Report Birth Defects To The Indiana Birth Defects And Problems Registry (IBDPR)

    January 26, 2017

    In a recent letter to Indiana's health care professionals, Indiana state health commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, issued a reminder that January is Birth Defects Awareness Month, and that Indiana law (IC 16-38-4) requires all health care providers to report children who are diagnosed with at least one birth defect to the Indiana Birth Defects and Problems Registry (IBDPR).

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  • AAFP Takes Advocacy Action On Women's Health

    January 26, 2017

    The AAFP has joined together with four organizations to take an advocacy action on women’s health as discussions continue in Washington about repeal and replace of the ACA. The following letter has been sent to Congress. 

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