New legislation (HB549) requires all dentists, regardless of DEA licensing, to take a two-hour continuing education (CE) course on the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances during licensure renewal. HB 549 was signed into law by the governor and becomes effective on July 1, 2019. The opioid crisis is a public health emergency in the US, with a severe impact in Florida. In this course, Dr. Portnof will review the current standards for prescribing controlled substances and the new Florida laws and rules related to the prescribing of controlled substances. Attendees will leave the course able to define acute and chronic pain and opioid addiction, and know when to consider non-opioid and non-pharmacological alternatives for treating pain. The license renewal deadline is Feb. 28, 2020.
FDA members, please use your ADA email address and 'Password1' to log into your account. If you are not an FDA member, please create an account to take the course.