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Public health and health care professionals are the face of health care delivery and health systems in Vermont. Find up-to-date advisories, resources, and licensing and regulatory information for health professionals.

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HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.

Health care professionals protect the health of Vermonters through efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, infectious disease, terrorism and mass casualty emergencies. The Health Department supports these efforts in many ways.

Health care providers in Vermont are required to report certain infectious diseases to the Health Department.

Health care providers and laboratories are required by law to notify the Health Department regarding patients with certain suspected or confirmed reportable diseases

Here is information on Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment, the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, and the opioid prescribing rule, which goes into effect 7/1/2017.

In an overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death. To save lives, the Health Department gives out a medication called naloxone (brand name Narcan®) that can reverse an overdose.

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