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6/18/2019
Webinar: Opioid Use Disorders and Criminal Justice Involvement

Practicing Physicians

Here are some resources that may help with any questions regarding practicing psychiatry.


Building a Career in Psychiatry

The APA's website has included a new members-only resource with the purpose of helping medical students, residents, fellows, and early career physicians to successfully prepare for the transition points. To learn more, visit http://www.psychiatry.org/residents if you are a resident or fellow and visit http://www.psychiatry.org/medical-students if you are a medical student.


Continuing Medical Education

  • A Psychiatrist's Guide to MOC is a resource offered by American Psychiatric Association to aid its members in meeting the criteria needed to keep certification. You can also visit their website HERE.
  •  APA offers a free monthly course on their website. We will have it listed in each month's issue of the Econnect or you can find it HERE.

HIPAA Information

Complete HIPAA information is available online from the HIPAA website for the Department of Health and Human Services as well as their regional helpline number: 866-627-7748

 

Click Here to Review APA HIPAA Resources and Manuals


Florida's Controlled Substances Bill

Florida, with the rest of the nation, continues to comprehend the full impact of the opioid epidemic. As a result of the alarming number of deaths due to the abuse of prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly produced fentanyl, Florida became the 25th state since 2016 to enact opioid reform legislation, House Bill 21. This legislation will have a significant impact on the practice of medicine in regards to controlled substance prescribing. A copy of the bill can be found at the Florida Senate website HERE and the Florida Health Source website HERE.

Along with several changes to acute pain prescribing practices, HB 21 requires each practitioner registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete a board-approved 2-hour continuing education course on prescribing controlled substances by January 31, 2019

 

Other Links
The Florida Department of Health has launched a new website for the controlled substance legislation with a good frequently asked questions (FAQ) section.

Florida Health Source Website "TAKE CONTROL"

Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program E-Forcse

FMA Opioid Resource Center Website.


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