Florida Mandatory Opioid Prescribing CME

Speaker: David Koo, MD

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Registration Fee: FAFP/AAFP Member $0; Nonmember $80

​Target Audience: AAFP/FAFP Members and Nonmember Physicians

Estimated time to complete the activity: 2 hours

Instructions for Earning Credit:

  • Watch the 2-hour webinar in full

  • Use the practice cases to test your understanding of the new Florida laws or clinical practice guidelines

  • Complete the CME Activity Evaluation at the end of the webinar

  • CME Certificates immediately emailed upon completion of webinar

  • FAFP reports CME to AAFP (if applicable) and CEBroker


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For this educational activity, the speaker, Dr. David Koo, has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interest and has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this presentation.​

Needs Assessment:

On March 19, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed bill HB 21 into law which includes a variety of measures to combat the opioid crisis. The bill states that each person registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and authorized to prescribe controlled substances shall complete a board-approved two-hour continuing education (CE) course on prescribing controlled substances. The Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) is authorized by HB 21 to provide this two-hour mandatory requirement for MDs and DOs. Although only DEA-registered prescribers of controlled substances are actually required to complete this training every two years, all physicians are welcome to complete this course. All CME credit earned will be reported to CE Broker. HB 21 required prescribers to complete this course for the first time no later than January 31, 2019 and then for each subsequent renewal thereafter.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Comply with the Florida Controlled Substances Bill (CS/CS/HB 21)

  • Identify the requirements of HB 21 including but not limited to:  opioid abuse by establishing prescribing limits, requiring continuing education on controlled substance prescribing, expanding required use of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and EFORCSE

  • Review CDC guidelines for treating acute and chronic pain

​​Please Note:  HB 21 specifically exempts Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) from the 2 hour requirement as they must currently fulfill a 3 hour educational requirement for prescribing controlled substances, as passed in 2016.   The 3 hour course must be offered by a statewide professional association of physicians in this state accredited to provide educational activities designated for the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 credit, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Please visit the Take Control of Controlled Substances website at: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/FloridaTakeControl/ and click on Nursing for CE courses and additional information.

Questions, please contact Jennifer Young, FAFP Director of Membership and Practice Enhancement at (904) 726-0944 or via email at jyoung@fafp.org.

Accreditation Statement: The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement: The Florida Academy of Family Physicians designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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