NYSDF Mandatory Opioid Prescribing Course Now Available Online


February 2, 2017


Recent changes to NYS Public Health Law now mandate that dentists in New York State with a current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number must complete a course in opioid prescribing/pain management on or before July 1, 2017 AND every three years after that.

This mandate applies only to dentists with a current DEA registration number.

To assist members with current DEA registration numbers satisfy this new mandate, the New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF) has developed an online course which has been approved by the New York State Department of Health's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. The course, which offers 3 hours of continuing education credit, can be counted toward the 60 hours of continuing education dentists are required to take for relicensure.

For more information about this course and/or to take it online, visit NYSDF's website.