Updated March 27 at 7:04pm
Keyword: Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
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Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to develop standards for emergency departments – in hospitals or as free-standing units – to treat patients who present with opioid-use disorder and/or overdose, the R.I. Department of Health reported at the March 8 meeting of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. more
The impact of losing 1,000 lives in Rhode Island over four years to drug overdoses is astonishing, said Dr. Josiah “Jody” D. Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University and director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital. more
Rebecca Boss, acting director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, has worked for more than 20 years in the field of addictions treatment. more
The state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will receive nearly $1.7 million in federal funding each year for the next five years, a total of more than $8 million, to promote ways to treat mental and substance use disorders. more
Rebecca Plonsky, a licensed independent clinical social worker, is vice president of integrated behavioral health at CharterCARE Health Partners, which includes Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Plonsky helped navigate an agreement to create CharterCARE’s new Long-Term Behavioral Health Unit, which has 20 beds for Medicaid-eligible patients who need long-term psychiatric care. She talked recently with Providence Business News about the new LTBHU and its role in the community. more