OPIOID ABUSE AND PRESCRIBING:
MANAGING THE DELICATE BALANCE

 

New Opioid prescribing regulations in effect April 1, 2017.  Are you familiar with the new rules?

Delaware Opioid Prescribing Rules 

USCA REGULATION 9.0 SAFE PRESCRIBING OF OPIOID ANALGESICS

Workflow for Opioid Regulation Section 9 (Effective April 1)

Download a “Patient’s informed consent for the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain” form.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE EDUCATION

CSR holders must complete a one-time requirement of one-hour of Delaware-specific education and two-hours of non-Delaware-specific education biennially each renewal period to renew their Controlled Substance Registration.

ONE-HOUR OF DELAWARE-SPECIFIC EDUCATION

This is a one-time requirement for practitioners to receive a controlled substance registration.

TWO-HOUR NON-DELAWARE SPECIFIC EDUCATION

In addition, Controlled Substance Registrants must also attest to the completion of two-hours of non-Delaware-specific education in the areas of controlled substance prescribing practices, treatment of chronic pain, or other topics related to the prescribing of controlled substances. This education is required for each controlled substance registration renewal period and must be completed by June 30th of odd years.

OPITIONS FOR NON-DELAWARE SPECIFIC EDUCATION

The following organizations offer education in prescribing controlled substances.

SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use

Federation of State Medical Boards Education Offerings

Medscape - Safe Prescribing for Pain

National Institute on Drug Abuse -MED

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies