Education and Training

Our educational activities help you stay abreast of innovations in patient care, medical policy issues, and medical education. We also maintain registrant records and provide transcripts for CME attendees.

Opioid Prescriber Training Program

The purpose of the New York State (NYS) Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Prevention Program is to advance and evaluate comprehensive state-level interventions for preventing prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose. Effective July 22, 2016, Public Health Law Article 33 §3309-a was updated to require prescribers with a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number and medical residents prescribing under a facility DEA number to complete a minimum of three (3) hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care and addiction. 

Included in the PDO Prevention Program objectives is an educational component for providers. The education outreach program will focus on updating providers on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain-United States, 2016 and the topics included in the educational mandate.