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Alert regarding the state mandated opioid course

Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Diane Berg
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A recent unsolicited email received by physicians across the state promises free membership and low-cost CME. This group, apparently a former for-profit CME provider, has created a not-for-profit shell association, in order to circumvent the provision in state law regarding the new 2-hour CME requirement regarding controlled substance prescribing. This group has not been approved by the Board of Medicine to provide the state mandated CME. It appears that their “association” is simply a ruse employed in order to meet the requirements the state has imposed on course providers to ensure that the course is of the highest quality. To date, the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine have approved the FMA, the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, The Florida College of Emergency Physicians and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association to provide the 2-hour controlled substance prescribing course. Before taking any course that advertises itself as meeting the state 2-hour controlled substance prescribing course requirement, physicians are advised to check with the their county/specialty society or the FMA’s Education Department to verify provider eligibility. The FMA course is available here to members for only $25.

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