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Opioid Prescribing Course Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Course Guidelines(as regulated in North Carolina)
Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs.

Dentists
As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration must complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management. Courses may be taken in-person or online.
 

Nurse Practitioners
Included as a part of the annual, total 50 contact hours of CE is the requirement for one contact hour of CE required only for those NPs who prescribe controlled substances. This CE shall address controlled substance prescribing practices, signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Physicians and Podiatrists
Beginning on July 1, 2017, every physician who prescribes controlled substances, except those holding a residency training license, shall complete at least three hours of CME, and a physician assistant must complete at least two hours that is designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. The controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled substance prescribing practices, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

View our current list of Opioid-related educational activities and online courses.

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