As you might already be aware, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) now requires physicians to take two hours of CME on pain management and prescriptions of opioids and other controlled substances every 24 months.
TMB adopted the requirement in July to clarify what prescribers must do to comply with several pain-management laws the Texas legislature passed in 2019.
The Texas Medical Association has now published a course that meets those CME requirements.
The two-hour course, Meeting TMB Education Requirements for Opioid Prescribing, will help physicians:
- Understand how to safely prescribe opioids and other controlled substances;
- Identify high-risk behavior in patients;
- Effectively communicate with patients about an opioid or other controlled-substance prescriptions;
- Comply with regulatory requirements; and
- Discuss best practices for alternative treatment options.
The CME is presented by four Texas physicians whose specialties include pain management, family medicine, and psychiatry. It is accredited for 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 2.25 Ethics.
Like most of TMA’s CME, Meeting TMB Education Requirements for Opioid Prescribing is free for TMA members and practice staff thanks to a generous sponsorship by the Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust.
Last Updated On
December 08, 2020