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NYS Pain Course Requirement – A Mandate for All Prescribers
Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2016

New York has mandated that by July 1, 2017, every person licensed under Title Eight of the Education Law (physicians and other health professionals) and registered under the Federal Controlled Substances act and in possession of a DEA registration number, and every medical resident who is prescribing under a facility DEA registration number shall complete three hours of course work or training in eight clinical areas related to pain management, palliative care, and addiction as approved by the Department of Health. This training MUST be completed on or before July 1 an then again once within each three year period thereafter. 

Specific elements contained within the NYS Department of Health 3 hour educational course mandate:

  1. State and Federal laws on the prescribing of controlled substances
  2. Pain Management
  3. Appropriate Prescribing
  4. Managing Acute Pain
  5. Palliative Medicine
  6. Prevention/Screening/Signs of Addiction
  7. Responses to Abuse and Addiction
  8. End of Life Care

The Chapter’s three hour, online course will be launched shortly and will be available free of charge to all physicians and other allied health practitioners.  Watch for announcements shortly with a link to satisfy the State’s 3 hour course requirement.

Excerpt of Chapter 71Full Chapter 71 Laws of 2016

Frequently Asked Questions For Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Click here to review the Laws and Regulations for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) as well as an FAQ
Revised: January 2016


Standalone E-Prescribing Vendor List

If you are a physician practiceFor physician practices who don’t have an EMR system that can provide electronic prescriptions, see a list of “stand alone” e-prescribing software here, courtesy of SureScripts (You will still need to complete the NYS EPCS registration, available in .pdf form here.)

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New York State Department of Health


Last Updated 11.21.18




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