Patient Care & Best Practices
Many organizations have declared pregnant women as a special population and have implemented special practice protocols to allow immediate access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD). However what happens when these women are arrested? We will describe a collaborative program designed with Denver Health Center and the Denver City Jail developed to provide methadone treatment for pregnant inmates with OUD. We will use case vignettes to review indications for medications for OUD during pregnancy, current practice within the criminal justice system, and discuss successes and barriers encountered during development of this care model.