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KDA News Updates & Notices

FDA Expands Opioids Efforts to Include Guidance on Managing Acute Pain

The Food and Drug Administration announced Sept. 28 that immediate release opioids medications will now be subject to a "more stringent set of requirements" as part of the agency's efforts to address the nation's opioids crisis.

ADA President Gary L. Roberts and Executive Director Kathleen T. O'Loughlin noted, "there is rarely, if ever, a need to manage chronic pain after dental surgery, much less to prescribe an extended release or long-acting opioid."

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said that FDA has issued letters notifying 74 manufacturers of immediate release opioid analgesics that their drugs will "now be subject to a more stringent set of requirements under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy," which will include mandates that training be made available to health care providers who prescribe immediate release opioids, including training on safe prescribing practices and consideration of non-opioid alternatives.

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​ADA Urges Congress to Support Action for Dental Health Act

In a letter dated for September 18, ADA President Gary L. Roberts urged members of Congress to support the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017. The letter highlights the importance a single component of the bill: community water fluoridation.

On the morning of July 27, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the ADA-supported Action for Dental Health Act (H.R. 2422) by a unanimous vote.

The bill would authorize funds for the Department of Health and Human Services to support activities that enhance oral health promotion and disease prevention programs.

The next stop is full consideration on the House of Representatives floor. We will post and send an alert before the final House vote so members can call Congress and urge a "yes" vote.

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​KDHE: Introduction to Cyber Preparedness

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released the 17th Edition of the CMS Ready Reader. This issue is focused on cyber preparedness. 

If you are not familiar with the upcoming Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation, starting November 17, 2017, then this may help you get familiar with the CMS emergency requirements which include a written cyber preparedness plan.

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Download Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released a revised I-9 form used for employment eligibility verification, which went into effect on September 18.

Employers must still follow existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed I-9 form.

The revised form is available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at

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