October 4, 2017
The following statement was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma’s (COT) Injury Prevention and Control Committee to educate surgeons and other health care professionals on the risk of motor vehicle crashes due to driving under the influence of opioids and evidence-based prevention activities intended to alleviate opioid-related motor vehicle injuries. The ACS Board of Regents approved the statement at its June 2017 meeting in Chicago, IL.
The ACS recognizes the following facts:
The ACS supports efforts to promote, enact, and sustain legislation and policies that encourage the following:
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