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Florida Mandatory: Controlled Substance Prescribing (FL CHAPTER MEMBER)

Florida Mandatory: Controlled Substance Prescribing

Registration Fee: FL Chapter Member $0

Speaker: David Koo, MD

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None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Faculty Disclosure Information:
Dr. David Koo, speaker of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Koo is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is a family doctor currently working as a hospitalist at AdventHealth Waterman where he was awarded Medical Staff Physician of the Year in 2018 and 2021. Prior to this, he was faculty at Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency where he chaired the Pain Management Education Clinic. He was awarded Didactic Teacher or the Year in 2011, 2012, and 2013. And before that he was in private practice in rural Ohio for 11 years where patients gave him lots of fresh eggs, vegetables, venison, and some occasional bear meat. For fun, he enjoys designing and 3D printing model rockets, playing Minecraft with his son, and trying out new restaurants with his wife.

Program Information:
Dates of Original Release: May 16, 2018; October 1, 2019
Date of Most Recent Review: August 15, 2022
Date of New Release: September 15, 2022
Date Credit Expires: September 15, 2025

Target Audience: AAFP/FAFP Members and Nonmember Physicians
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 2 hours

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

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 internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Overview:
This activity meets the two-hour mandatory CME requirement on Controlled Substance Prescribing in Florida.

On 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 Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
  • Recognize the relevant prescribing laws and rules that govern prescribers of controlled substances in Florida
  • Compare and contrast scheduled drugs related to treatment of pain, both acute and chronic nonmalignant pain
  • List alternative pharmacologic options, non-pharmacologic methods and procedures, and complementary and alternative treatment options for managing pain
  • Apply concepts of SBIRT (screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment) and motivational interviewing within patient encounters
  • Utilize appropriate screening tools such as ORT®, SOAPP-R®, COMM™, UDS, E-FORCSE® and others to identify patients at risk for misuse or who are addicted to controlled substances
  • Implement appropriate monitoring and referrals for patients who are prescribed controlled substances
  • List appropriate screening and documentation requirements for prescribing controlled substances in patients experiencing pain
  • State national recommendations on the safe levels of opioids by morphine milligram dose equivalents and durations of treatment for acute and chronic nonmalignant pain

Instructions for Earning Credit:
  • Watch and listen to the 2-hour webinar in full until completed.
  • Reflect on the current and best practices discussed and how the information may change your own current practices.
  • Use the practice cases to challenge your understanding of the Florida laws or clinical practice guidelines.
  • Complete the CME Activity Evaluation at the end of the webinar.
  • Your CME certificate will be emailed and will be available for printing after you have submitted the activity evaluation. Please keep your certificates for your records and for your state re-licensure requirements. Do not send certificate copies to the FAFP or the AAFP offices.
  • CME credits earned from this activity will be reported to AAFP and CE Broker within 30 days, provided you have completed and successfully submitted the evaluation

Medium or Combination of Media Used: Online Webinar

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Computer/internet connection

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Google Chrome 30.0 or later
Safari 5.0 or later
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Flash Player Plug-In (9.0 or later)
Sound Card & Speakers

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