Prescription Drug Updates and Medical Provider Safeguards: A DEA Perspective

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Non-ISMS members: $50.00
ISMS members: Free

Course Description

While recent provisional data showed a small decrease in the number of fatal drug overdoses in the US and in Illinois from 2017 to 2018, the opioid epidemic still rages on. Physicians are doing their part to safely work with patients, many with difficult cases of chronic and intractable pain, to decrease opioid prescriptions. But law enforcement also has an important role to play in reducing the risk of drug abuse. Do you know how the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is working with physicians to end the opioid crisis? How can you avoid law enforcement interaction when prescribing opioids?

Dennis Wichern, former DEA Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division, will answer these questions and more in this on-demand course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe DEA’s specific authorities and role in relation to controlled substances and the practice of medicine.
  • Articulate characteristics and red flags that are often seen in providers that result in license infractions or criminal charges.
  • Discuss practical strategies and tips to reduce opioid risk at your medical organization while complying with federal law.
  • List and describe the two required components of a valid prescription under both federal and Illinois law.

Disclosures

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

CME information

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

Additional Information

Estimated time for completion: 
1 hour
Activity last reviewed: 
08/15/2019 - 2:30pm
Disclaimer: 

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
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 Participation Credit
Course opens: 
08/06/2019
Course expires: 
08/05/2022
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
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Dennis Wichern

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 Participation Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/06/2019
Course expires: 
08/05/2022

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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