In response to a 2015-2016 state budget provision that calls on health care agencies to require controlled substances prescribers to complete education in opioid prescribing, NCMB successfully pursued rule changes to establish a new CME requirement. The requirement applies to physicians and physician assistants who prescribe controlled substances of any kind.
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CME rule changes
CME information and resources
- Controlled Substances CME FAQs
- General CME FAQs
- CME logging form - licensees are NOT required to submit documentation unless requested
In Person Controlled Substances CME Opportunities
NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, courses provide one hour of CME
Low Cost (<$100)
- North Carolina Drug User Health Summit (up to 6.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 AM–4:30 PM. Early registration by 9/19 - $55.00/$70.00 9/20-9/26.
- Providers’ Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, The “Half and Half” Course (up to 8.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) Friday, September 28, 2018 1:30 PM–6:00 PM Cost: $20.00-$50.00.
- 10th Annual Coping with Cancer: Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic (up to 5.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) October 27, 2018 8:30 AM–2:30 PM Cost: $25.00-$100.00.
- Treating Pain Safely: Fewer Opioids and Better Results Controlled Substances Education for Prescribers (up to 3.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) October 30, 2018 5:30 PM–8:45 PM Cost: $20.00-$60.00.
Online Controlled Substances CME Opportunities (Maintained as a courtesy; Not an exhaustive list)
- Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know (NCMB-WakeAHEC developed webinar)
- SCOPE of Pain (2 hours via Boston University School of Medicine)
- SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education. (3.5 hours - American College of Physicians)
- Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives - 2018 Update (2 hours - Medscape
- Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
- Breaking the Cycle: Opioid Epidemic - Chronic Pain and Safe Opioid Prescribing Best Practices (Charlotte AHEC)
- Breaking the Cycle: Opioid Epidemic - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (Charlotte AHEC)
- Breaking the Cycle: Opioid Epidemic - Pain Management in the Cancer Patient (Charlotte AHEC)
- Breaking the Cycle: Opioid Epidemic - Responsible Pain Management in the Emergency Department (Charlotte AHEC)
- Breaking the Cycle: Opioid Epidemic - Considerations of Co-Morbid Mood and Anxiety in Chronic Pain (Charlotte AHEC)
- A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain (3 hours - Mountain AHEC/Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse)
Low Cost (<$100)
- UNC Controlled Substances CME Grand Round Series: 1. Opioids for Chronic Pain: Present, Past and Where We Go From Here (UNC Health Care)
- UNC Controlled Substances CME Grand Round Series: 2. Evaluation is Essential for Safe and Effective Pain Management Using Opioids (UNC Health Care)
- UNC Controlled Substances CME Grand Round Series: 3. The Difficult Patient (UNC Health Care)