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. The requirement will be in effect as of July 1, 2017.
This page provides information about the requirement and resources to assist licensees in complying with it.
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CME rule changes
New! Board adopts CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
CME information and resources
Free and Low Cost Controlled Substances CME Opportunities (Maintained as a courtesy; Not an exhaustive list)
- NEW - CDC opioid webinar series (free CME credit available)
- A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
- Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing (FSMB/FSMB Foundation)
- SCOPE of Pain (Safe and Appropriate Opioid Prescibing Education (Boston University)
- American Medical Association Opioid Taskforce modules, webinars and resources
- 2016 SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education. (American College of Physicians)