The UMMC Opioid Task Force, established in 2018, took a global look at institution-wide efforts on issues related to opioid prescribing and pain management. Its goal was to give providers the tools to take an even-handed approach to opioid prescribing, but at the same time deliver individualized care for every patient.
In 2023, the Opioid Task Force transitioned to the Opioid Stewardship Committee.
The work of the committee is ongoing. Much of its work goes hand-in-hand with recommendations on opioid prescribing and monitoring issued by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure.
The committee's mission includes: