Perinatal Substance Exposure: Opioid & Substance Use & CARA Federal Law Implementation

Ann Anderson Berry, M.D., Ph.D.

We will discuss current recommendations for identifying opioid use and substance use disorders in the perinatal population. Review best practices for support of the family and requirements and recommendations for reporting and developing plans of safe care for mother and infant. This work will be framed with the goal of supporting the mother and infant and working to provide support to the family during the process.

Intended Audience

All health care and social support professionals who interact with pregnant women and young families are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives
  • The attendee will demonstrate understanding of the requirements for reporting opioid and substance use during pregnancy as regulated by CARA Federal Law.
  • The attendee will have access to and successfully complete demonstration anonymous reports to Nebraska per the CARA Federal Law.
  • The attendee will be able to identify at least 3 components of a comprehensive plan of safe care for infants and mothers who pregnancy was complicated by opioid or substance use.