KJK Partner Kate Hickner Coordinates First-of-its-Kind Nationwide Opioid Survey

February 6, 2020

opioid surveyKJK is pleased to congratulate Healthcare Chair Kate Hickner, coordinator, primary editor and contributing author of “State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey.”

The first-of-its-kind survey provides state summaries of statutory and regulatory authority, case law and other governmental guidance related to the opioid epidemic. This valuable resource was published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and is now available in their bookstore. Please reach out to Kate (216.736.7279 or keh@kjk.com) if you would like a copy.

Below is a press release from AHLA with further details.



—Published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Opioid Prescribing – An AHLA 50 State Survey with Summaries and Links is an indispensable resource for anyone concerned with state opioid prescribing requirements.

This state law survey provides descriptions of and detailed references to state authority with respect to:

  • Prescription drug monitoring requirements;
  • Opioid-related licensure, disciplinary, and other requirements for physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs);
  • Related state Medicaid requirements;
  • Related state workers’ compensation requirements; and
  • Additional state-level initiatives and resources designed to combat the opioid crisis.

“This resource provides an excellent summary of the opioid-prescribing laws across the country on a stateby-state basis. We’re unaware of any other publication covering the same material in a similar manner,” comments Kathryn E. Hickner, Chair, AHLA Physician Organizations Practice Group, and Partner, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP. “We’ve been so delighted by the positive feedback we have received from attorneys and other health law professionals who have used this book in their daily practices to better serve their clients.”

Opioid Prescribing – An AHLA 50 State Survey with Summaries and Links is available to order through AHLA’s bookstore for both members of AHLA and the broader health law professionals community.

For a high-resolution image of the book cover, editor/author headshots, or interview inquiries, please contact AHLA.



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