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Manchin, Capito Urge tillS Secretary to Empower Doctors to Stop Preventable Opioid Deaths Senators Joe Manchin (D-W-V) of access to the full scope of medical to providing quality patient care. and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) information for each patient can After battling addiction for seven today led a letter with 11 of their result in the inability of providers years, Jessie was sober and focusing Senate colleagues urging and organizations to deliver safe, onmaking alife for herself in Department of Health and Human high quality treatment and care Michigan. Services (HHS)SecretaryAlexAzar coordination. She was training to run in a to initiate a rule making process that The barriers presented by Part 2 marathon and had to undergo will improve coordination of care can result in the failure to integrate surgery for a running related injury. and reduce the potential for services and can ]ead to potentially Her parents, David and Kate Grubb, accidental overdoses among dangerous medical situations for went to Michigan for her surgery recovering addicts, patients." The 42 CFR Part 2and told her doctors and hospital This rule making process would regulations make it difficult for personnel that she was a recovering help give healthcare providers med;cal professionals to access their addict. However, after Jessie's access to their patients complete patients' substance use disorder surgery, the discharging doctor, who medicalhistory, including substance treatment records. Currently, saidhe didn't know she was a abuse, allowing them to provide the patients are required to give recovering addict, sent her home appropriate care. It is consistent multiple consents, creating a barrier with a prescription for 50 oxycodone with the approach proposed in the for integration and coordination of pills. Before her death, David shared Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy health care. her story with President Obama Act that Senators Manchin and Aligning these regulations with when he came to Charleston for a Capito introduced last Congress. HIPAA would help reduce opioid town hall on the opioid epidemic. The Senators said in part, "As I overdose deaths by ensuring that Her life and her story has had a learned after Jessie's tragic death, medical professionals have access to deep impact on Senator Manchin 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) sets these treatment records so thatthey and his efforts to fight the opioid requirements limiting the' use and can provide properly coordinated epidemic. disclosure ofpatients' substance use care. HIPAA has successfullyAdditional Senators who joined records from certain substance use protected the privacy of medical the letter: Senators Whitehouse (D- programs. Patients are required to records since the 1990s and these RI. Cramer (R-ND), IGobuchar (D- give multiple consents, creating additional regulations (originally MN) Cassidy (R-LA), Merkley (D- a barrier for integration .and passed in the 1970s) are nowOR), Tillis (R-NC), Rounds (R-SD), coordination of health care. A lack unnecessary and counterproductive Collins (R-ME), Feinstein (D-CA), Fischer (R-NE) Harris (D-CA). The following is a Statement from West Virginia AFL-CIO President Josh Sword and Secretary- Treasurer Andy Waiters regarding House Minority Whip Mike Caputo, UMWA International District 31 Vice President emeritus and a Vice President of the West Virginia AFL-CIO: When the West Virginia that anyone, including the Republican Party included a hate doorkeeper, was actually injured, group's poster among their and the fact that the Speaker has sanctioned displays at "WV GOP already removed him from his Day" at the Capitol last Friday -- a committee positions. All this while blatant effort to agitate and incite the House Republican leadership anger -- the only reasonable choice continues to ignore the bigoted and for the Republican House leadership racist comments coming from one of was to seek to remove the offensive their own members. That is simply content before the matter escalated, unacceptable,~ but unfortunately Unfortunately, they refused, part of a larger pattern of this As a result, Delegate Mike Republican leadership excusing, Caputo faces the threat of additional therefore by omission condoning, sanctions despite his repeated and reprehensible and hateful sincere apologies, the lack of proof statements. All this needs to stop LIFE LINE SCREENING Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and'women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/ communitycircle and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment! EARLY CHURCH SERVICES Miller Memorial United Methodist Church is pleased to announce new hours for Early Sunday Services Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. BEEKKEEPERS The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective (ABC) is a group of beekeepers, scientists, and educators committed to training West Virginians in beekeeping, breeding a mite-resistant strain of bee that is successful inour region, and developing improved natural beekeeping best practices. ABC mentors new beekeepers in the art, science and opportunities of sustainable beekeeping. For more information, visit ABC's website (http://appheadwaters.org/ beekeeping/) or Facebook page (@appalbeecollective). SUMMERS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS LITERACY/ MATH VOLUNTEER TUTORS The Summers County Adult Education Program has received many tutoring inquiries from young people in our community. Adult education programs are prohibited from serving those in public schools and/or home schooled. The Summers County Public Library is asking for members of the community to volunteer to assist these young people that are falling through the cracks. Please call the library for more information, 304-466-4490. now! Every single day, Delegate Mike Caputo stands up for working families, advocating for fair pay, good benefits, a safe workplace and workers' rights, something he has done his entire life. So, when Delegate Caputo stood up to the hate and discrimination that was on display, we weren't the least surprised. It is in fact who Mike Caputo is: A loyal and dedicated advocate for ALL working families. He took a stand against hate and discrimination, and we stand firmly behind Mike Caputo. NARCONON Narconon reminds families that ACWP abuseofheroinandopioddrugshas ACWP is a non-profit all become a national health crisP, volunteer group of individuals Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones whose goals are to rehome pets and assist families who need help paying help if they are at risk. Visit for spay and neuter ofdogs and cats. www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ We will rehome entire litters ol blog/naloxone-availability.html to puppies who will receive veterinary learn about the overdose reversing care before going to their forever drug known as naloxone and find out homes. If you would like us to visit its availability in your state, your educational event please give V.F.W MEETING us a call. 855-984-7387. V.F.W Casey Jones Post 4500 For spay/neuter assistance go to meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. www.acwp-wv.org and fill out a monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Voucher Request Form. If you see a Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans dog or cat in a neglectful situation Needed. please call the sheriff. If you see a Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- stray dog on the road please call the 3550 for more information. Animal Control Officer. Dedcated to Land and Landowners Since 1949 Foxfire Realty, Richard Grist Broker, Kristi Scott Sales Agent This house is 156 Chestnut St in upper Bellepoint. Listing price $159.000 plus closing costs. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, single car garage, hardwood floors and gas Fireplace with a beautiful view of Greenbrier and New Rivers. Includes all major appliances including washer and dryer. Call Kristi at 304 890 4807 or email me at kristi@foxfirenation.com. 75 acres at Powley's Creek just minutes from the Greenbrier River, includes fields and wooded areas. Great for building a camp or home and for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Agreat place to get away from it all but still close to town and local hospital. Listing price $149,900. Call Kristi at 304-890-4807 or email me at kristi@foxfirenation.com. Tues. March 19, 2019 Hinton News - 7 Body scanners catching lives in W.Va. drugs, savings ails A suspect was being booked at the them to the jail. There was more whose Cabinet department includes South Central Regional Jail on a than a dozen such instances in Corrections and Rehabilitation. parole violation one morning last February, with several types of During the first six months of week. He had been jailed there drugs, syringes and even cell phones 2017, before the body scanners were previously - but this time faced a found. full-body scanner as part of the The full-body scanners provide an installed, 32 inmates ended up in the hospital because of substance abuse intake process, additional, crucial tool to intercept issues including overdoses. Narcan The scan got a hit: syringes and a drugs, weapons and other doses, hospitallife support and other packet of a white powdery substance contraband. Reducing contraband medical expenses from those hidden in his body. A subsequent increases safety for officers and inmates cost taxpayers $1.5 million. strip search yielded even more other staff. It improvesoutcomesfor In facilities where scanners are contraband: a black makeup bag inmates receiving substance use operating, no inmate has since containing additional syringes, a disorder treatment and recovery required life support services. crack pipe, and more white powder services. It also saves lives. Prescription drug litigation in a baggie. Smuggled drugs have resulted in settlement proceeds allowed Inmates entering nine of Westinmate overdose deaths and lengthy DMAPS to purchase the jail Virginia's regional jails must now hospitalizations. At the Western scanners as well as one for inmate pass through a Soter RS Body Regional Jail, for example, at least work crews at the Pruntytown Scanner. Similar to the devices eight female inmates suffered Correctional Center. The found at airports and courthouses, overdoses in 2017 that required d@partment is pursuing additional the full-body scanners ~mployX-ray emergency doses of Narcan and funding to bring full-body scanners technology to reveal objects hidden hospital stays for several of those to the remaining correctional both on and within the human body. affected, facilities. The scanners' The scanners recorded 36 positive "We're failing the public if people manufacturer provided the initial hits last month. They are also come into our facilities and have training for correctional officers. prompting would-be smugglers to access to drugs and when they leave The Department of Health and ditch contraband in the booking here they're still addicted to those Human Resources helped develop areas and even outside the law drugs," said Military Affairs and the policy to ensure the safe enforcement vehicles that brought Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy, operation of the devices. ir nla uman ounc ee ran ical ions The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for its upcoming April I mini-grant deadline. Humanities Council mini-grants West Virginia Humanities Council parts of West Virginia. It is the state support projects that request $1,500 grants program contact grants affiliateoftheNationaIEndowment or less, including small projects, administrator Erin Riebe at (304) for the Humanities, supported by single events, lectures, small 346-8500 or via email at theNEH, the State ofWest Virginia, museum exhibits, brochures, riebe@wvhumanities.org. Grantand by contributions from the consultation needs, and planning for guidelines and applications are private sector. The purposes of the more complex projects. The available on the Humanities Council West Virginia Humanities Council Humanities Council offers mini- website, www.wvhumanities.org, are educational, and its mission is grants four times per year to support The West Virginia Humanities to support a vigorous program in the educational programming in the Council is a nonprofit corporation humanities statewide in West humanities, governed by a board of directors Virginia. For more information about the whose members are drawn from all Event Postings Via Expl NOTICE NOTICE Summers County Tourism Make A Difference Do you have a diagnosis of breast lDonate Volunteer Foster ^dopt" cancer or hn,~someon~ who do~s~ Website ~Ianet L. Ri'chm~na',~l~'~WV~:LSW, Do you ne~l~a m ammbgram 'and If your business or organization has any upcoming events you would Regional Director Cl~i.ldren's Home cannot afford one? Do you live in like help promoting please go to Society of WV. Summers County? If the answer is www.ExploreSummers County. corn/ Phone 304-647-3430. Fax- 304- yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help. submitevent and complete the form 647-3589. We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to so we can add your event to our HEALTH DEPARTMENT those who have a diagnosis of breast calendar and help further promote SCHEDULE cancer. it through social media. You can find Immunizations are given every It doesn't matter if you have us on Facebook under "Explore Monday and Wednesday at the insurance or not because we cover Summers County.~ We also have a Summers County Health items most insurance does not. For bulletin board in our window if you Department. Please call if any more information call 304-228-9189 have event fliers for display, questions 304-466-3388. or 304-575-7026. O A Hand Up, Nora Hand Out Community Foru Panel Discussion n Thursday. March 28- 6-8:30 pm Memorial Building- Hinton, W Learn how Medicaid, the ACA, TANF, nutrition assistance, job training, and adult education can lead to success and improved quality of life! Presented by the ~.'" Summers and m ade possible through a grant Our Children Our Future /