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(link is external).
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/(link is external)
For information on free online training please visit https://www.az-osteo.org/mpage/AzRxEd