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New York State passed a law in June 2016 that requires every person licensed under title eight of the education law to treat humans, registered under the federal controlled substances act and in possession of a registration number from the drug enforcement administration, United States Department of Justice or its successor agency, and every medical resident who is prescribing under a facility registration number from the drug enforcement administration, United States Department of Justice or its successor agency, shall, on or before 7/1/2017 and once within each three year period thereafter, complete three hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction.

 

Online coursework and webinars that fulfill these requirements have been developed by other organizations and the information is provided below.

 

1. New York Chapter American College of Physicians (NYACP)

 

NYACP, in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine, is providing this course in response to NYS Public Health Law Section 3309-A, enacted in 2016, which requires professionals licensed under Title 8 of the NYS Education Law with a valid DEA number and every medical resident prescribing under a hospital or facility DEA number to complete a 3-hour training course covering the following specific elements:

 

State and Federal laws on the prescribing of controlled substances

Pain Management

Appropriate Prescribing

Managing Acute Pain

Palliative Medicine

Prevention/Screening/Signs of Addiction

Responses to Abuse and Addiction

End of Life Care

 

There are 3 modules to this course which involve corresponding post-tests. This course is free. Click here to go to NYACP website.

 

Accreditation:

 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and New York Chapter, American College of Physicians. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Nurses: This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School for Medicine and jointly provided by New York Chapter, American College of Physicians.

 

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

CNE Contact Hours: 3

 

In order to receive credit, participants must view the content and complete the post-test and evaluation. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on the post-test will receive credit.

 

 

2. The Medical Society of the State of New York

 

The Medical Society of the State of New York announces a series of three one-hour CME webinars on pain management, palliative care and addiction.  These webinars are being offered at 50% to members of The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State with a discount code.  The three webinars cover all issues required in the New York State statute necessitating all prescribers holding a DEA license to complete three hours of coursework no later than July 1st, 2017.  Participation is only by computer, or with the Webex app. These webinars will collectively cover the aforementioned content areas required by the NY State Department of Health. 

 

The cost per webinar is $50. With The NPA discount of 50% the cost will be $25 per webinar.

 

To register and receive the NPA member discount click here.

 

Webinars will be held on:

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:30 am - 8:30 am 

Understanding the Current Legal Landscape in New York State for Prescribing Controlled Substances

Faculty: Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BS, FAAN & Trishia Allen, Esq.

Educational Objectives:

·        Understand New York State and Federal Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances

·        Discuss Guidelines for Chronic Pain

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain Conditions

Faculty: Charles Argoff, MD & Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BS, FAAN

Educational Objectives:

·        Discuss evidence based best practice recommendations for opioid therapy for chronic pain, patient risk assessments and documentation

·        Describe palliative medical care and end-of-life care

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Patients with Opioid Use Disorders: Identification, Treatment, and Management of Co-occurring Pain

Faculty: Jeffrey Selzer, MD, Charles Morgan, MD & Frank Dowling, MD

Educational Objectives:

·        Describe the Potential for Addiction, Patient Screening, Diagnosis and Subsequent Treatment or Referral.

·        Recommend Tools to Assist in the Identification of High-Risk Patients for Whom Opioids are Indicated and Prescribed.

·        Describe Strategies for Treating Pain in Patients with Substance Use Disorders.

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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