Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Contact: Chris Barry
Phone: 317 237 4237
Indiana's Medical Licensing Board has adopted emergency rules for physicians prescribing opioids for chronic pain that are effective December 15, 2013. The IAFP and the Indiana Attorney General's office are offering a webinar to help health care providers adopt the Medical Licensing Board’s new rules in their everyday practice.
Please join us from 12:15pm - 1:00pm on Thursday, December 12 to hear a presentation from Palmer MacKie, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. We'll also present a message from Indiana's Attorney General, Greg Zoeller. We will offer time for Q&A with Dr. MacKie and Amy LaHood, MD, Family Medicine Clinic co-director and clinical faculty at St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency in Indianapolis. Both physicians have served on the Attorney General's Rx Task Force and have been involved in developing the new toolkit referenced below.
1. Review new Indiana laws for opioid prescribing
2. Outline practical “pearls” for office implementation of best practices and compliance monitoring
Registration is free and is available here.
To assist you with these new requirements, the Indiana Attorney General’s office has released a toolkit titled “First Do No Harm: The Indiana Healthcare Providers Guide to the Safe, Effective Management of Chronic Non-Terminal Pain.” The Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force’s Education Committee developed this toolkit. The toolkit can be found at www.bitterpill.in.gov under Clinical Resources.
CME CREDIT: AAFP Credit Application has been made to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for a total of 0.75 Prescribed credits. AMA Credit: The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians designates this educational activity for a minimum of 0.75 Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.