Opioid Training Rule Goes Into Effect September 1, 2019

08/19/2019 7:40 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

If you were unable to attend these sessions onsite at the Great Lakes Veterinary Conference MVMA will host another continuing education seminar on November 12 that will fulfill this requirement. 

R 338.3135 requires a licensed practitioner applying for a new controlled substance license to obtain training by September 1, 2019.

Practitioners seeking a renewal for their controlled substance license must get the training beginning with the first renewal cycle after promulgation of the rule. There is an amendment to the rule that changes that date for new licenses to March 1, 2020 expected to pass by October. However, as of now if your renewal date is after September 1, 2019 this requirement also pertains to you.

R 338.3135 Opioids and other controlled substances awareness training standards for prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances; requirements.

The training must cover:

  • Use of opioids and other controlled substances
  • Integration of treatments
  • Alternative of treatments for pain management
  • Counseling patients on the effects and risks associated with using opioids and other controlled substances
  • The stigma of addiction
  • Utilizing the Michigan Automated Prescription system
  • State and federal laws regarding prescribing and dispensing controlled substances
  • Security features and proper disposal requirements for prescriptions.

Read the rules in full here.

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