On May 10, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation limiting most first-time opioid prescriptions to seven days (Pub. Act 16-43). The Vermont General Assembly passed a similar bill earlier this month, which will require the state’s Health Commissioner to adopt rules governing opioid prescribing. (Note: The Vermont law was passed during the final week […]
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About Charles Townley
Charles Townley joined NASHP in January 2011. His work primarily focuses on chronic and vulnerable populations and state payment and delivery system reforms. Specifically, most of his work includes a focus on advanced models of primary care (including patient-centered medical homes and health homes) and behavioral health integration. Prior to joining NASHP, Charles worked on both sides of the aisle in the Massachusetts General Court. As a research analyst for the Joint Committee on Public Health, Charles worked on a wide array of policy issues, including: controlled substance policy; patient safety; health care quality; malpractice and liability reform; disease prevention; and health education. Charles graduated from Boston University in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy.