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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.
New York State Department of Health website that has information on the mandatory requirements. Click here.
Learn more on how to access the Narcotic Education Attestation Tracker (NEAT) application in the NYS Health Commerce System (HCS): Click here
Online coursework and webinars that fulfill these requirements have been developed by other organizations and the information is provided below.
1. University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - are offering the Opioid Prescribing Training at no cost. Click here to view details and to register.
2. 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
Managing Acute Pain
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.
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.
3. The Medical Society of the State of New York
The Medical Society of the State of New York announces a series of online modules on pain management, palliative care and addiction. These online modules are being offered at 50% to members of The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State with a discount code. The three online modules 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. These online modules will collectively cover the aforementioned content areas required by the NY State Department of Health.
The cost per module is $50. With The NPA discount of 50% the cost will be $25 per online module.
To register and receive the NPA member discount click here.
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.