A Guide to New Opioid Prescribing Rules: An Update from the IDFPR


ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $50.00

Course description

This course from Brian Zachariah, MD, offers a guide to new opioid prescribing rules. The course will help you complete the state-mandated opioid CME requirement.

Dr. Zachariah’s background is in emergency medicine and he has been in practice for more than 20 years. Since 2011, he has served as the Chief Medical Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Previously, he was Director of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas — Galveston.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate why the IDFPR and the Medical Disciplinary Board adopted the FSMB guidelines for opioid prescribing.
  • Identify the key features of the FSMB guidelines for opioid prescribing.
  • Develop a plan for integrating these guidelines into your clinical practice.


All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.

Target Audience

ISMS members and their staff

Additional Information

Estimated time for completion: 
1 hour
Activity last reviewed: 
06/14/2017 - 4:30pm

The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

Course summary
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  • 1.00 Participation Credit
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Brian Zachariah, MD

Chief Medical Coordinator, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation Credit

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