Prescribing Controlled Substances

Prescribing Controlled Substances course has been approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, Florida Board of Dentistry and Florida Board of Podiatry as continuing medical education that meets the controlled substance bill (House Bill 21) requirements for biennial license renewal. This course is not approved for Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.

Target Audience

All allopathic and osteopathic physicians, dentists and podiatrists licensed in Florida.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the scope of the opioid abuse crisis in Florida.
  • Explain new Florida laws and rules regarding prescribing controlled substances and comply with practitioner requirements under the new regulations.
  • Follow the current evidence-based standard for prescribing opioids and other controlled substances, including prescribing of emergency opioid antagonists.
  • Identify inpatients who would benefit from non-opioid alternatives and non-pharmacological therapies for pain while maintaining optimal patient care and pain management.
  • Implement best practices in the outpatient setting when prescribing controlled substances and consider alternative therapies.
  • Explain the mechanisms of action that trigger addiction in certain patients and not in others.
  • Identify patients at risk of addiction following opioid treatment for acute pain and implement prevention strategies.

Additional Information

Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF)
State Relevance: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Bernie Fernandez, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Chief Population Health Officer
Baptist Health South Florida

Yvonne T. Johnson, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, South Miami Hospital
Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Physician
South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health South Florida

Rene A. Larrieu, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
Fellowship-trained in Acute Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesiology
Medical Staff, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health South Florida

Mike Novo, Esq.
Assistant Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Baptist Health South Florida

Rachel Rohaidy, M.D.
Medical Director, Baptist Health Care & Counseling
Psychiatrist, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida

Julian F. Naranjo, M.D.

Chronic Pain Medicine Physician
South Miami, Doctors, Homestead and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health South Florida

Marie Vital Acle, MPH, MCHES
Manager, CME Programs and Online Learning
Continuing Medical Education
Baptist Health South Florida

Bernie Fernandez, M.D., Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Yvonne T. Johnson, M.D., Rene A. Larrieu, M.D., Julian F. Naranjo, M.D., Mike Novo, Esq., and Rachel Rohaidy, M.D., have no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Marie Vital Acle, MPH, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course is approved for allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists and podiatrists. This course is not approved for Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.00 Attendance
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This course is offered through Baptist Health South Florida. 

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