Drug Conviction Data in KASPER: What is a Prescriber to Do?
Kentucky State Senate Bill 32 (2017) mandated that drug conviction data be made available in KASPER effective July 1, 2018. Education to prescribers on how to interpret this data in the context of patient care and opioid prescribing is needed to prevent unintended consequences.
This activity is designed for prescribers of controlled substances including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, and any other interested healthcare professionals.
- Kentucky Senate Bill 32 and Drug Conviction Data in KASPER: What Have We Learned? Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss implications of SB 32 that made drug conviction data available in KASPER effective July 1, 2018
- Review results of Kentucky prescriber and dispenser survey on intent to use drug conviction data in KASPER
- Assess current data regarding the use of drug conviction data in KASPER by prescribers and dispensers
- Drug Conviction Data in KASPER: What Does it Mean? Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the types of drug-related charges in Kentucky
- Review example drug conviction data and describe its content and interpretation
- Identify limitations of drug conviction data
- Evaluate nuances of interpreting drug conviction data and legal implications
- Drug Conviction Data in KASPER: What Should I Do? Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the impact of criminal conviction data on prescribers’ attitudes and resulting patient health outcomes
- Use example vignettes to interpret drug conviction data in the context of patient care
- Identify strategies for making sound decisions when prescribing controlled substances to prevent unintended consequences
Patricia R. Freeman, RPh, PhD, FAPhA
Associate Professor and Director
Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Michelle R. Lofwall, MD, DFASAM
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair and Medical Director
First Bridge Clinic
Dana L. Quesinberry, JD, DrPH
Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Research Core Director
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
- Michelle Lofwall, MD (Speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Camurus - Speaker - Honorarium
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Consultant - Consultant Fee
The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.
Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.
This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1. 0120-H1.5-UK20b
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.
This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.50 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20014112.
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
- 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
- 1.33 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through CECentral.
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