Seminar #200: Prescriptive Practice: Prescribing Practices, Policies, Guidelines and Responsibilities
A Seminar for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners who Prescribe
It has been our experience that a number of health care professionals who are licensed to prescribe controlled substances are unaware of the potential exposure and liability they could possibly face and the restrictions that could be placed on their professional license for failing to prescribe controlled substances in accordance with federal and state prescribing laws, regulations and policies.
These health care professionals include Physicians (MDs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) who prescribe controlled substances as part of their daily job responsibilities. We have conducted numerous investigations involving physicians and non-physician prescribers who have failed to prescribe controlled substances in accordance with federal and state prescribing laws, regulations and general prescription guidelines.
Failing to comply with federal and state controlled substance laws and regulations can affect a practitioner’s ability to prescribe controlled substances.
This program will exam the legal issues and responsibilities associated with the prescribing of controlled substances by physicians and non-physician practitioners. Licensure requirements and professional practice issues will be examined as well as federal and state laws relating to controlled substance prescribing, record keeping, security and accountability.
You will learn about the common mistakes that prescribers make when writing prescriptions for patients, nonpatients, coworkers, friends or family members as well as the health care institution’s exposure relating to such practices.
Common controlled substance record keeping, security and prescriptive practice problems will be examined as well as different methods available to tighten controls, assure regulatory compliance and promote safe practice with regard to controlled substances and the prescribing of controlled substances.
Robert J. Fairneny, President
Call us at (781) 255-7331 or e-mail us to learn about this seminar and other seminars and inservice training programs that we can provide to your institution or group.