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Tennessee Specific Prescribing Laws and Guidelines

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Our Tennessee-specific module is designed to provide Tennessee healthcare professionals with comprehensive knowledge on state laws, rules, guidelines, and policies that directly impact the prescribing of controlled substances. When added to the CCO DEA Course, Tennessee healthcare professionals can fulfill both the DEA certificate and Tennessee licensure requirements.

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

ABPath MOC: maximum of 1.00 Lifelong Learning point

Physicians: Maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Nurses: 1.00 Nursing contact hour, including 1.00 hour of pharmacotherapy credit 

US Physicians: maximum of 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point

ABP MOC: maximum of 1.00 MOC point

ABS MOC: maximum of 1.00 Continuous Certification credit

ABOHNS MOC: maximum of 1.00 Part II Self-Assessment Credit

Dental Professionals: 1.00 ADA CERP credit

Released: May 31, 2023

Expiration: May 30, 2026

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Yarnell Beatty

Yarnell Beatty, JD

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Tennessee Medical Association

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC

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Target Audience

All Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners including physicians, podiatrists, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants/physician associates who are authorized to dispense controlled substances by the state in which they practice.

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this program is to increase the knowledge, competence, and performance of healthcare providers in safe and effective controlled substance prescribing, pain management, and recognition and treatment of substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • The attendee will be introduced to the Tennessee-specific treatment guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and carisoprodol.

  • Learners will be introduced to pertinent laws and regulations regarding prescribing practices with an emphasis on prescribing controlled drugs.

Disclosure

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Primary Author

Yarnell Beatty, JD

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Tennessee Medical Association

Yarnell Beatty, JD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from May 31, 2023, through May 30, 2026:

 1. Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page.

2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.

3. View and study the content in its entirety.

4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Physician Continuing Medical Education

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Physician Assistant/Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education

Clinical Care Options has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until  May 30, 2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Dental Professionals Continuing Education

Clinical Care Options, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Clinical Care Options, LLC designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through CCO’s Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JAPARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

American Board of Pediatrics MOC

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABP MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABP through CCO’s Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JAPARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABP records.

American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

To receive CME and/or Continuous Certification (CC) credit, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABS CC credits, your information will be shared with the ABS through CCO’s Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JAPARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your CC credits to appear on your ABS records.

American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Continuous Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

To receive CME and/or part II self-assessment credit, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For part II self-assessment credit, your information will be shared with the ABOHNS through CCO’s Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JAPARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your part II self-assessment credit to appear on your ABOHNS records.

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American Board of Pathology Continuous Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Lifelong Learning point in the American Board of Pathology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath Continuing Certification (formerly Maintenance of Certification or MOC) credit.

To receive CME credit and/or Lifelong Learning points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABPath Lifelong Learning points, your information will be shared with the ABPath through CCO’s Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JAPARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your Lifelong Learning points to appear on your ABPath records.

By sharing your Diplomate Board ID # and DOB, you are giving Clinical Care Options, LLC permission to use this information/data to report your participation to these Boards via the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS).

ABMS Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, DEA Course: Controlled Substance Prescribing: Comprehensive Education To Improve Quality of Care” has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity

Anesthesiology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Ophthalmology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Radiology
Thoracic Surgery
Urology

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).

AAFP 

The AAFP has reviewed DEA Course: Controlled Substance Prescribing: Comprehensive Education To Improve Quality of Care - Enduring, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 05/31/2023 to 05/30/2026. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.