SCMA Offering FREE Mandatory CME on Controlled Substances

All South Carolina licensed physicians must complete two hours of approved CME on prescribing and monitoring controlled substances by June 30, 2017. And thanks to the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA), hospital and health system-affiliated physicians can access this approved course for FREE through SCMA’s website. SC Physicians should also be aware that the required 40 Category I CME hours, with 30 of those hours focused in the physician’s area of practice, must also be completed by June 30, 2017. 

The following course options are available on the SCMA website and have been approved for the two-hour requirement on prescribing and monitoring controlled substances:

Option 1 - Approved Procedures for SC Physicians Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances - 2nd Edition: This CME Course remains available as an approved Controlled Substance Training (CST) Course. It is specific to the “Role of Opioids in Pain Management.”

Option 2 - Approved Procedures for SC Physicians Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances - 3rd Edition: This CME course has been added to our list of approved Controlled Substance Training (CST) courses. This one is specific to “Safe Prescribing of Benzodiazepine and Stimulant Medications.” This was created in response to many requests from physicians who do not write prescriptions for pain medications, etc., but do prescribe other controlled substances. 

South Carolina licensed physicians can complete one of the above two courses at no cost by using coupon code SCMD6207 at checkout. All courses are available at: Physicians will be responsible for registration fees for any additional courses. Physicians with hospital privileges should be sure to provide a copy of their new medical license to the credentialing department as provided by the organization’s Medical Staff Bylaws or MCO/insurance network contract.



05-23-2017 04:19 (EDT)