NYS Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Drugs

The Mandatory Pain Management, Palliative Care, and Addiction Education/Training for Prescribers

Presented by the New York State Dental Foundation*

Widespread concerns related to the current opioid abuse problem in the general population has prompted various strategies to address this crisis. In New York licensed providers with a DEA registration are required to take an approved course by July 1, 2017 and once every three years thereafter pursuant to Public Health Law §3309-a(3). This three-hour course provides the required information to enable the licensed provider to prescribe controlled substances consistent with current recommendations and standards of practice in New York State.

Participants in this course will understand and be familiar with the New York State Department of Health requirements including:
  • State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances;
  • Pain management;
  • Appropriate prescribing;
  • Managing acute pain;
  • Palliative medicine;
  • Prevention, screening and signs of addiction;
  • Responses to abuse and addiction; and
  • End of life care

*Proceeds from NYS Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Drugs will go toward oral health outreach programs, including the 2017 NYS Veterans Smile Initiative

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