New State Requirements for Those Writing Prescriptions for Schedule Drugs
There is a NEW State mandate requiring 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness C.E. for those doctors holding a controlled dangerous substance license permitting them to prescribe schedule drugs. The 3-hour course must be completed sometime between Aug. 1, 2017, and the first time you renew your license after Jan. 1, 2018, and must include drug diversion training, best practice prescribing of controlled substances, appropriate treatment for addiction, and any other matters regarding the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances that are deemed appropriate by the board. According to current law, you will never have to take the course again.
C.E. Requirements Change
DENTISTS: The LA State Board of Dentistry has changed C.E. requirements for dentists as of Jan. 1, 2018. If your license renewed in December 2017, you will only be required to have 30 hours of C.E. every 2 years, however, all 30 hours must be clinical. Further, 20 of the 30 hours must be obtained in person (not online C.E.). If your license renews in December 2018, you can choose whether or not to submit the traditional 40 hours that includes practice management or you can select the newer requirement and log in 30 hours of all clinical C.E.
HYGIENISTS: As of Jan. 1, 2018, hygienists need 20 hours, all of it clinical. However, 12 of it must be personally attended.
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