California Dentists-Opioid Prescribers: Mandated Responsibilities & Requirements | 2 CEs
California Opioid Prescriber
Mandated Responsibilities Requirements
Credit Hours/CEs 2
MaryLou Austin, RDH, MS, MBA, Health Science Editor
Howard A. Boone, MD, Surgical Pain Management Advisor
Published March 2022 | Reviewed January 2024 | Expires December 2026
NEW! As of January 1, 2023, the Dental Board of California (DBC) and CA Law mandated that all Schedule II Opioid prescribers, including dentists, take a dental board approved course to fulfill the mandate. This brand-new text-based PDF file self-instruction course is based on explicit content guidelines issued by the DBC and the Calif Code of Regulations This 2023-2024 DBC approved course covers best practices in pain management, resources for Substance Abuse Disorder, and the regulations, responsibilities, and requirements for Calif prescribers including the CURES system.Learning Objectives
- Know the best practices for pain management in dentistry. (required learning objective by DBC)
- Know the regulatory requirements for prescribers & dispensers.
- Apply dental office procedures for managing vulnerable or substance abuse disorder patients. (required learning objective by DBC)
- List how to register for, and utilize, CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization and Review and Evaluation System)
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