Tapering and discontinuing opioid use
Minnesota Department of Human Services is proposing revisions to the Tapering section of its 2018 Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (PDF). These updates are intended to reflect emerging medical evidence that supports a safe and patient-centered approach to tapering patients receiving chronic opioid analgesic therapy.
Members of the public have until 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2020, to provide input on the Opioid Prescribing Work Group webpage under the Recommendations and public comments section. Members of the Opioid Prescribing Work Group (OPWG) will review the public comments and vote on an official version of DHS’ clinical guidance for tapering opioids at a future meeting. Visit the Opioid Prescribing Work Group webpage to learn more about the OPWG or attend a meeting.