In response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice guidance document, ADA and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment and Recovery, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Mountain Area Health Education Center, and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a webinar series to address questions about providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in jails.
During this three-part series, participants will hear from US DOJ Attorneys based in NC, and medical and facility experts as they describe the legal, medical and operational basics of providing MAT in NC facilities.
This webinar series is intended for jail administrators, facility medical administrators, county leadership officials, county attorneys, local health directors, and other professionals who are interested in learning more about providing care for individuals with opioid use disorder who are incarcerated in North Carolina. Sessions will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on:
- Aug. 17, covering Risk Aversion: Facility-Based MAT;
- Aug. 24, covering Medical Basics: Working with Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs); and
- Aug. 31, covering Operational Basics: Facility Implementation.