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New Controlled Substances CME Requirements | Effective July 1st, 2017
Policy For The Use Of Opiates For The Treatment Of Pain
Since the 2004 publication of the North Carolina Medical Board’s Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain, a considerable body of research and experience has made it evident… [Read More]…
Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines Approved By The South Carolina Boards Of Medical Examiners, Dentistry And Nursing | November 2014
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (Medical Board) published Pain Management Guidelines (Guidelines) to assist physicians in safely prescribing controlled substances in July of 2009. Increasing opioid misuse and abuse, recent research and clinical studies now require the revision of those Guidelines to provide adequate information to ensure safe and appropriate treatment of pain. Additionally, the Medical Board recognizes that physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and advance practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority should all adhere to uniform prescriptive guidelines. Accordingly, the South Carolina Board of Dentistry (Dental Board) and South Carolina Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) have joined the Medical Board in approving these Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines (Revised Guidelines). [Read More]…
To advance the art and science of pain medicine by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice through education and research; by aiding and encouraging the education of medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other health care providers in pain management and by obtaining and publishing scientific information in pain medicine and management.