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SF 914

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 02:21pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring continuing education for prescribers and dispensers
of controlled substances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 147A.24,
subdivision 1; 214.12, by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147A.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amount of education required.

Applicants for license renewal must
either meet standards for continuing education through current certification by the National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or its successor agency as approved
by the board, or provide evidence of successful completion of at least 50 contact hours of
continuing education within the two years immediately preceding license renewal.new text begin If the
applicant meets continuing education standards through current certification by the National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or its successor agency as approved
by the board, and the applicant has the authority to prescribe or dispense controlled
substances, the applicant must also provide evidence of compliance with section 214.12,
subdivision 6.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 214.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Opioid prescribing and pain management. new text end

new text begin (a) Licensees of the Board of
Medical Practice, Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Board of Podiatric Medicine, and
Board of Pharmacy who have the authority to prescribe or dispense controlled substances,
including physician assistants, shall receive two hours of continuing education during each
continuing education cycle that addresses prescription opioids or opioid use disorder. Topics
that satisfy this requirement include proper pain management, the risks associated with
prescription opioids, current evidence-based practices of prescribing and dispensing
prescription opioids, and identifying and treating opioid use disorder and opioid dependence.
A board may adopt rules to implement these requirements. Any rules adopted to implement
the requirements shall be adopted using the exempt procedures in section 14.386, except
that section 14.386, paragraph (b), does not apply. The rules shall become effective upon
publication in the State Register and continue in effect until repealed or superseded by other
law or rule.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision does not limit a health-related licensing board from requiring further
or more specific continuing education on the topics identified in paragraph (a). Any rules
adopted to impose more than the required minimums identified in paragraph (a) shall be
promulgated in accordance with chapter 14.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective for continuing education cycles that commence on or after
August 1, 2019.
new text end