Practice Management

Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) Releases Waiver Process for Practitioners Prescribing 25 Prescriptions or Less

The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) has released the forms and an FAQ for practitioners who want to certify that they will not issue more than twenty-five prescriptions during a twelve-month period. Practitioners submitting a certification will not be required to issue prescriptions electronically. Prescriptions in both oral and written form for both controlled and non-controlled substances must be included in determining whether the practitioner will reach the limit of twenty-five prescriptions.

The practitioner can either submit a certification online through the Electronic Prescribing Waiver (EPW) application on the NYS Health Commerce System (login required) or by submitting a paper certification form to BNE at this address:

NYS Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
OPP Registration Unit Riverview Center
150 Broadway Albany, NY 12204
FAX: (518) 402-1058

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NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum

Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY  10029

Program to Include:

  • Resident Poster Competition
  • Medical Student Poster Competition
  • Dr's Dilemma Competition
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Networking with peers and colleagues


To Sign your team up for the Dr's Dilemma Competition -please use the following form:  Dr's Dilemma Team Form

Additional Abstract Submission Information

Submit an Abstract Here

Letter from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Regarding Flu Vaccines

Dear Health Care Provider:

As you plan for the upcoming 2016-2017 influenza season, be aware of the recent interim recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of FluMist® Quadrivalent..

At the June 22 meeting of the ACIP, preliminary data were shared regarding the effectiveness of FluMist® Quadrivalent during the 2015-2016 influenza season. Based on a review of these data, the ACIP issued an interim recommendation that FluMist Quadrivalent should not be used in any setting for the 2016-2017 influenza season. This decision was based on CDC vaccine effectiveness study results from the last three influenza seasons, in which FluMist Quadrivalent did not demonstrate statistically significant effectiveness in children 2-17 years of age in the US.

Results are currently available from five observational vaccine effectiveness studies involving live attenuated (LAIV) and inactivated (IIV) influenza vaccines in children 2 to 17 years of age during 2015-2016, and can be viewed here.

Influenza vaccine effectiveness varies from season to season based on differences in circulating influenza strains and strains contained in the vaccines. The observed effectiveness of FluMist Quadrivalent in 2015-16 was driven by low to moderate effectiveness against circulating A/H1N1pdm09 influenza viruses, which was also observed in 2010-11 and 2013-14. Against other influenza viruses, FluMist® effectiveness in US children has ranged from 46% to 82% against vaccine-similar A/H3N2 and B viruses in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 influenza seasons.

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"Tip of the Month"

Summer 2016 issue of MLMIC's Case Review newsletter is now available.  The overall theme of this issue is "treating friends and family".

Case #1:  Delay in Diagnosis of a Nasal Cavity Chondrosarcoma
Case #2:  Failure to Refer Patient for Cardiology Consultation Resulting in Myocardial Infarction and Death


NYACP Legal Counsel:

Laurie Cohen, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody, LLP and the Chapter's Attorney provides members with support and direction through articles and answering questions relevant to general practice. Now named “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law by U.S. News and World Report!

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