The Winter 2018 Forum includes information on the STOP Act’s prescribing limits for acute pain, the 2017 position statement review, Dr. Timothy E. Lietz’s inaugural President’s Message where he discusses NCMB’s mission being more than patient protection, five questions with Public Board Member Shawn P. Parker, the Wellspring article from NCPHP on accepting role reversal: when the doctor becomes the patient, and much more.
The Fall 2017 Forum includes protocols for co-prescribing naloxone, Board member appointments, Dr. Eleanor E. Greene discussing the Board making public outreach a priority in her final President’s Message, five questions with Board Member Dr. Venkata Jonnalagadda, a new column in the Forum from NCPHP called Wellspring, a Q&A on licensee obligation to complete death certificates, and a timeline of the PA profession which celebrates 50 years of serving patients.
The Summer 2017 Forum includes a “quick start” guide to the STOP Act of 2017, addressing burnout from a doctor’s perspective, a Message From the President from Dr. Greene discussing caring for pain patients in the midst of mounting opioids regulation, five questions with Board Member Ralph W. Walker, JD, an article on revised opioids investigative criteria now in effect, and a call for panelists to participate in statewide series of panel discussions on responsible opioid prescribing practices.
The Spring 2017 Forum includes the 2016 Year in Review, information about the proposed Use of Photography in the Examination Room position statement, an article about Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program, a Message From the President from Dr. Greene discussing the new controlled substances CME requirement, five questions with Board Member Dr. Bryant Murphy, and a call for applicants to serve on the Board.
The winter 2017 Forum includes Dr. Greene’s first Message from the President, a review of changes made to Position Statements in 2016, an infographic detailing the results of the licensee survey, an overview of proposed changes to the Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative, and information on how to find course to satisfy the new CME requirement.