To protect the public from the unprofessional, incompetent, or impaired practice of medicine.
The Board of Medicine issues licenses to qualified Allopathic and Osteopathic physicians and physician assistants based on nationally recognized credentialing standards. The Board regulates the minimum standards for professional conduct and continued competence and takes disciplinary action against licensees who fail to meet these standards.
On November 2, 2016, the Board of Medicine adopted opioid prescribing rules which will be effective January 1, 2017. Please take the time to review these important rules.
Use of a morphine dose equivalent calculator is recommended for prescribers of opioids.
The Board also shares a SAMPLE Checklist for the Prescribing of Opioids for the Management or Treatment of Pain.
*The Board of Medicine is conducting an evaluation relating to the most appropriate risk assessment tools. Approved assessment tools will be avaiilable by January 1, 2017.
Boston University School of Medicine - SCOPE of Pain
Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Prescribing Series (6 Modules)
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Various Activities
American Academy of Physician Assistants Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
American Pain Society REMS for ER/LA Opioid Analgesics: The Keys to Safe Use
Audio Digest Foundation Various educational activities
Boston University School of Medicine Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Boston University School of Medicine SCOPE of Pain - Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
Federation of State Medical Boards Extended-Release and Long-Acting (ER/LA) Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing
Federation of State Medical Boards Model Policy for the Use of Opioid Analgesics inthe Treatment of Chronic Pain
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Pain Action Consulting Team (PACT): A Mentoring Model CME
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse Safe Prescribing for Pain
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Substance Use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Massachusetts Medical Society Managing Risk When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers for Patients
Massachusetts Medical Society Legal Advisor: Identifying Drug Dependence
Massachusetts Medical Society Managing Pain Without Overusing Opioids
Massachusetts Medical Society Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management (Moduloes 4 and 5)
Massachusetts Medical Society The Opioid Epidemic (6 Modules)
Massachusetts Medical Society New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, NH Department of Health & Human Services Foundation for Healthy Communities, NH Medical Society and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Medication Assistance Training (MAT) Waiver-X Certification Course
Catholic Medical Center's 2nd Annual Summit on Management of the Opiate-dependent Patient and Optimal Pain Treatment, November 11, 2016 in Bedford, NH at SERESC Conference Center. Three sessions approved are:
VAMC Comprehensive Ambulatory Opioid Management
Addiction Medicine in MGH's Clinical Setting
Non-opiate & Opiate Analgesia and their Risks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Waiver X Courses
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in collaboration with Health Information Designs (HID) would like to announce they are conducting a series of trainings on RxSentry, the electronic prescription drug monitoring database used by the NH PDMP.
The trainings will be held at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2300 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. These trainings will be accessible via VTEL for Dartmouth Hitchcock providers.
If you would like to participate in either of the trainings above, please contact Joanie Foss at (603) 271-6978 or e-mail her at [email protected] by July 27th.
Providers interested in viewing the NH Prescription Drug Monitoring RxSentry Training Videos and Scripts please go to the PDMP web page.
NH PDMP RxSentry Training – Medical Focus recorded video of the training held on August 4, 2016.
The Board is looking for volunteers for the following Legislative Committees/Commissions:
Senate Bill 447 requires the Board to appoint one licensed physician to a commission to study Narcan.
Senate Bill 523 requires the Board to appoint three licensed physicians, one of whom shall specialize in pain medicine, one of whom shall specialize in addiction medicine and one of whom practices in the field of primary care medicine, to a commission to study requiring controlled drugs and controlled drug analogs to be provided in abuse-deterrent formulation. The Board has already appointed a physician who specializes in pain medicine.
Senate Bill 135 requires the Board to appoint a pediatric physician licensed under RSA 329 and another pediatric health care provider to a screening commission to assess and recommend measures for preventing childhood lead poisoning and improving screening rates among NH children ages 6 years old and younger.
Senate Bill 530 requires the Board to appoint a physician assistant to a commission to study volunteer health services.
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