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Florida Mandatory Opioid Prescribing CME - NONMEMBER

Date of original release: 5/16/18; Date presentation updated: 10/1/19; Date credit expires: 10/1/22.

This program satisfies the State of Florida re-licensure requirement.

Needs AssessmentOn March 19, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed bill HB 21 into law which includes a variety of measures to combat the opioid crisis. The bill states that each person registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and authorized to prescribe controlled substances shall complete a board-approved two-hour continuing education (CE) course on prescribing controlled substances. The Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) is authorized by HB 21 to provide this two-hour mandatory requirement for MDs and DOs. Although only DEA-registered prescribers of controlled substances are actually required to complete this training every two years, all physicians are welcome to complete this course. All CME credit earned will be reported to CE Broker. HB 21 required prescribers to complete this course for the first time no later than January 31, 2019 and then for each subsequent renewal thereafter.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Comply with the Florida Controlled Substances Bill (CS/CS/HB 21)
  • Identify the requirements of HB 21 including but not limited to: opioid abuse by establishing prescribing limits, requiring continuing education on controlled substance prescribing, expanding required use of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and EFORCSE
  • Review CDC guidelines for treating acute and chronic pain
Upon completion of this webinar, please complete your webinar evaluation to receive credit. All credits will be reported to AAFP (if applicable) and CE Broker within 30 days.

Disclaimer: Certificates received without proper payment or proof of membership will result in credit not being issued or uploaded to CE Broker.

Accreditation Statement: The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Florida Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 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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