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PA CME Specific Requirement Resources

1.     Opiate CME

a.      Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 94C, Section 18:

                                                    i.     PA’s must obtain CME related to prescription of controlled substances and must complete CMEs in the following topics:

1.     Effective pain management

2.     Risks of abuse and addiction with opiate medication

3.     ID of patients at risk for substance use disorders

4.     Counseling patients re: side effects, addictive nature, and proper storage and disposal of prescription medications

5.     Appropriate prescription quantities for prescription medications that have increased risk of abuse

6.     Opioid antagonists, overdose prevention treatments, and means by which patients can find resources regarding, access care and use opioid antagonists and overdose prevention treatments

b.     Mandatory CME for Pharmacology


                                                  ii.     Per Mass.Gov PA license renewal process, in regards to opioid CME: “Until the Board develops standards for appropriate training that meets the new statutory requirements, the Board refers you to an educational program offered by the Boston University School of Medicine, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the New England Division of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Hospital Association.”


                                                iii.     Additional resources:


a.      Search for opioids or safe opioid prescribing

b.     Select relative opioid CME options


a.      Search for opioid/risk management CME


a.      Sign up, search for relevant CME


2.     Domestic Violence

a.      Acts of 2014, Chapter 260, An Act Relative to Domestic Violence, Section 9

                                                    i.     Requires medical professionals to take expert-developed CME course regarding care of victims of domestic violence

b.     Mandatory CME


                                                  ii.     Simply select hyperlink titled “Access Chapter 260 Training Here” at the top of the page

                                                iii.     Once directed to next page, select “Take this Course” and complete as directed