Opioid Prescription Law Fact Sheet
Online Learning Modules:
Earn your CME credit needed for Public Law- 488/BOLIM requirement
- Maine Quality Counts: Caring for ME- offers 6 webinar modules at 1.5 CME credits each
- Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)- offers 11 modules at 1 AMA credit for each
- Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE* of Pain)-offers 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 2 MOC Part II credits (*You need to be registered to Scope and there may be a cost)
- American Society of Addiction Medicine -23 modules opportunities with varying credits available:
- National Institute on Drug Abuse-8 hour online buprenorphine waiver training has 10 modules. Earn up to 9 AMA PRA Category 1 credits at a cost:
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion offers “Pathways to Safer Opioid Use”- This is a 1-hour long course, offering 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit:
Co-occurring Collaborative Serving Maine:
The clinical guidelines and policies on this page assist clinicians in standardizing the evaluation, diagnosis, and care of patients, with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. The guidelines translate national recommendations and the best available evidence into local context.
Adherence to these guidelines should limit unwanted or unintended variation in practice, but guidelines are not meant to be prescriptive. The clinician retains the responsibility to select the appropriate guideline for a particular patient and to use the guideline to the extent that it serves the individual patient.
Any given approach must be carefully considered with each individual patient to ensure that an effective Shared Decision Making process is in place, which reflects the patient's personal wishes, medical history, and family history.