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 Online Controlled Substances CME Opportunities (Maintained as a courtesy; Not an exhaustive list)
- NEW! Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know (NCMB-WakeAHEC developed webinar)
- SCOPE of Pain (Safe and Appropriate Opioid Prescibing Education (Boston University)
- Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
- 2016 SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education. (American College of Physicians)
Free In Person Controlled Substances CME Opportunities
- 5 p.m. May 24 - SANFORD - Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know (2 hours CME credit)