A.R.S. §§ 15-1756 and 32-3248.02 impose obligations on all students attending medical programs in state that make them eligible for DEA registration to complete a minimum three hours of opioid related clinical education hours. Additionally, A.R.S. § 32-3248.02 requires all healthcare professionals who hold a Drug Enforcement Administration certificate to complete a minimum three hours of continuing education (“CE") in an opioid-related, substance-use disorder related, or addiction related course each renewal cycle as part of the annual CE requirements for renewal. The Board began requiring its licensees to begin meeting this CE requirement in the 2018-2019 renewal cycle.
For additional information regarding the Opioid Epidemic Act, please visit the Office of the Governor, Douglas Ducey(link is external).
There are comprehensive courses available for free to all Arizona prescribers, including through The University of Arizona Office of Continuing Medical Education and Arizona State University College of Health Solutions. Please see the links below:
https://www.vlh.com/AZPrescribing/(link is external)