Class participants will familiarize themselves with the federal laws and regulations enforced by DEA pertaining to Schedules II though V controlled substances that are dispensed, or prescribed by a physician as part of a pain treatment plan. Also they will be familiarized with the necessary documentation that should be noted in the patient chart and step to prevent diversion of the dispensed or prescribed drugs.
Why should you attend: As a pain management clinic or physician treating pain, you are required by federal and state laws and regulations to take many steps in order to be assured that the controlled substance you dispensed or prescribed are done with a legitimate medical purpose and are being properly used by the patient.
This training will cover steps that will assist you in order to comply with these laws and regulations. The topics are focused on the patient-doctor relationship and the necessary information that is need in a patient chart that may result in a prescription for pain. The training will also provide you with a better understanding of DEA and their record keeping and security requirements.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Describe the types of actions that can be imposed by a federal prosecutor's office on a pain management clinic or a physician treating pain. This includes the type of fines that can be imposed through a criminal or civil action utilizing the federal laws and regulations pertaining to the administering, dispensing, and prescribing of controlled substances as part of a pain management treatment plan.
- Identify the steps taken by the DEA in enforcing federal laws and regulations through their Office of Diversion Control who is responsible for all investigation and regulatory actions for Schedules II through V controlled substance especially those dispensed or prescribed as part of a pain management treatment plan.
- Discuss the importance of a good patient chart that contains all documentation beginning when the patient was initially accepted as a patient to the most recent visit to the clinic or seen by the physician. This includes the patient agreement, the treatment plan, and any controlled substance administered, dispensed or prescribed for the patient.
- Review all the requirements pertaining to administering, dispensing and prescribing of controlled substance prescription by a physician as part of a pain management treatment plan. The subjects covered will also include electronic prescriptions, the DEA regulation pertaining to a 90-day supply of a Schedule II drug, and prescriptions written for opioid dependency patients.
CME Credit Statement
- Compliance Managers
- Quality Managers
- DEA Professionals
- Pain Management
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Colorado Foundation for
Medical Care (CFMC) and MentorHealth. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1
Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals Credit Statement
This educational activity has been planned and implemented following the administrative and educational design
criteria required for certification of health care professions continuing education credits. Registrants attending this
activity may submit their certificate along with a copy of the course content to their professional organizations or
state licensing agencies for recognition for 1 hour.
It is the policy of Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) and MentorHealth that the faculty discloses real or
apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity.
All members of the faculty and planning team have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or
Obtaining Certificate of Credit
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) hosts an online activity evaluation system, certificate and outcomes
measurement process. Following the activity, you must link to CFMC’s online site (link below) to complete the evaluation
form in order to receive your certificate of credit. Once the evaluation form is complete and submitted, you will be
automatically sent a copy of your certificate via email. Please note, participants must attend the entire activity to
receive all types of credit. Continuing Education evaluation and request for certificates will be accepted up to 60 days
post activity date. CFMC will keep a record of attendance on file for 6 years.