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Legal Resources – Patient and Family Resources

Information for patients on how Michigan’s opioid-related laws and policies may affect them.

Michigan Opioid-Related Laws & Regulations

Please refer to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) website on MAPS for the most up-to-date information on Michigan safety opioid prescribing laws.

Understand how new opioid legislature effects your medical care

  • Access the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) to obtain a patient facing resource on how Michigan opioid legislative affects your medical care.

Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

  • MAPS is a tool used by prescribers and dispensers to assess patient risk and to track controlled substances — Your provider checks MAPS because they care.

Informed Consent

Opioid Start Talking Form (MUST BE INCLUDED IN A PATIENT’S MEDICAL RECORD)

Nonopioid Directives

LARA: Nonopioid Directives

Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

Drug Overdose Immunity and Good Samaritan Laws

  • Learn about access to naloxone and immunity, nation Good Samaritan Laws, diversion, treatment, and criminal penalties.

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

  • Access a detailed overview of characteristics of state naloxone access laws and state overdose Good Samaritan laws in the U.S.

For more information on opioid-related laws & policies, tailored toward providers: