Clinical Legal and Ethical Issues When Prescribing

There are clear guidelines and laws in our prescribing in SUD and the SUD/general relationship.  Following the general relationship guideline in SUD mirrors all other ethical treatment principles.  A review how how that works with some SUD flavor to keep you out of court and safeguard you practice and license.

William Morrone, DO, FAOAAM

William Morrone, DO, FAOAAM

Medical Director at Recovery Pathways, principal investigator in a naloxone distribution for Mid-Michigan, Medical Director of 35th Circuit Shiawassee County Drug Court

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Michigan State University for 18 years and was Asst. Program Director of Family Medicine at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and liaison in the Department of Psychiatry. He has presented or published in:

Journal of Addictive Diseases (2015 and 2016), American Journal of Addiction (2013), Substance Abuse (2013), 2016-2018 (journalism co-op for setting policy), (editorial) and (news), Weekly medical columns in the Gladwin Record and Courier., NPR, Arizona Public Radio, American Public Radio and Michigan Public Radio, Adolescent Addiction from the Conrad Hilton Foundation, CORE REMS as a charter master faculty PCSS monthly training sponsored by SAMHSA/CSAT for 9 yr, MOA/MAOFP news letters; AOA publications & advocacy to recognize addiction medicine

Dr. Morrone has published a naloxone book for families.  AMERICAN NARCAN (2017)

He is triple board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners and the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Morrone was a Ruth Fox faculty for the 42nd ASAM 2011 Medical-Scientific Conference Washington DC and is an active addiction educator and social advocate in pain management.

Nationally and locally he has contributed numerous didactic pieces on opiates, cannabis dependence, primary care, NAS, state based medical marijuana, non-narcotic pain management to providers in recovery; to the state medical and national societies in this area. He is Deputy Medical Director to the Bay County Health Department and principal investigator on Bay County Heroin Task Force.

He also holds a graduate degree in toxicology and pharmacology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, graduate school of pharmacy. He also completed an MPH in Baltimore, MD.

Most notable to pop culture cable TV news viewers is that he has been on Dr. Drew-HLN, CNN News Room, Nancy Grace-CNN Headline News, Court TV, CNN, Studio “B” FOXNews Channel and MSNBC giving medical opinions on drug addiction or death and the 6 stages of decomposition.  For international overdose awareness day (IOAD) he appeared on 23 TV stations in one day.

Public service is no stranger to Dr. Morrone as he is a Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, a Diplomat of American College of Forensic Examiners and has been a volunteer firefighter. Dr. Morrone is an aggressive advocate for substance abuse treatment and overdose prevention at the FDA, HHS, SAMHSA and congress.  He also trained at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Maryland.

Spent 10 years as Medical Director at Hospice of Michigan, leaving hospice to do addiction full time. Dr. Morrone is a graduate of MSU, served his internship in internal medicine in Lansing at Ingham Regional Medical Center and his residency in family medicine at the Michigan State University statewide campus site at Bay Regional Medical Center.

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