Kansas Physician Leader Forum - November 3, 2023

The Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association are continuing their popular cosponsored meeting series focusing on physician leadership issues with an in-person, one day meeting at the Jimmie A Gleason, MD Educational Center, 623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS on Friday, November 3.

The Physician Leader Forum is a no-cost event bringing together Kansas physician leaders to foster discussion regarding critical issues impacting health and health care in Kansas and our nation. This year’s meeting will focus on the impacts of national trends reshaping the healthcare environment; the challenges of leveraging technology to reduce burden and improve value; current efforts to evolve peer review from practitioner policing to safety and system process improvement; and updates on current advocacy priorities.

Who should attend: current or potential physician leaders in your clinic, hospital or other healthcare organizations. 

Physicians’ DEA Registration Requires Training on Substance Use Disorder

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted a one-time requirement which went into effect on June 27, 2023, for any Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registered practitioner to complete eight hours of training “on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.” Many U.S. states already require physicians to complete CME hours on safer prescribing of opioids. Kansas currently requires one hour of continuing medical education each year in at least one of the following content areas (1) acute or chronic pain management; (2) the appropriate prescribing of opioids; or (3) the use of prescription drug monitoring programs. 

This DEA requirement asks physicians to have additional education on the treatment and management of patients with opioid and other substance use disorder.

DEA registration is renewable every three years. If you have not met this specific eight-hour training requirement yet, the deadline to do so is the date of your next scheduled DEA registration submission. Physicians will not have to submit training-related documentation but should be able to reference it in the event of an audit.

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