The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Arizona Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Every dentist who possesses a DEA registration is required to also possess a CSPMP registration issued by the Arizona Board of Pharmacy.
The mandate to utilize the PMP goes into effect October 16, 2017. Dentists in Arizona are required to access Arizona's CSPMP before prescribing a controlled substance to any patient. Click here to review the usage mandate.
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Click here for more information: Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
Click here to register or login: Pharmacy Board's CSPMP program
INFORMATION REGARDING THE MANDATORY OPIOID CONTINUING EDUCATION
A.R.S. § 32-3248.02 requires all healthcare professionals who hold Drug Enforcement Administration certifications to complete a minimum three hours of continuing medical education (“CME”) in an opioid-related, substance-use disorder related, or addiction related course each renewal cycle as part of the annual continuing education requirement for licensure.
For additional information regarding the Opioid Epidemic Act, please visit the Office of the Governor, Douglas Ducey.
A comprehensive course is available for free to all Arizona prescribers through The University of Arizona Office of Continuing Medical Education. The course offers six (6) continuing medical education hours in an opioid-related area but only five (5) of the six (6) are relevant.
For more information please visit https://www.vlh.com/AZPrescribing/