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This webinar is approved to meet the newly required training for licensing in CO!

CVMA members: This course is FREE to you! If a fee is showing, please log in to your profile first

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New rules are based on SB19-228 (Substance Use Disorders Prevention), which was passed during the 2019 Colorado legislative session, requires new susbstance use prevention training for licensing.

    • Read more about the background of this bill and the new rules.
    • The new rules went into effect on November 30, 2019 and requires any veterinarian who is seeking a license renewal, reactivation, or reinstatement to complete at least one hour of CE per licensing cycle related to:
      • Best practices for opioid prescribing, according to the most recent version of the Division’s Guidelines for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids;
      • Recognition of substance use disorders;
      • Referral of patients with substance use disorders for treatment; and,
      • Use of the Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
  • To the extent the statutorily required training pertains to the practice of human medicine, this training does not authorize veterinary medicine practitioners to engage in the practice of human medicine, nor does it require the veterinary medicine practitioner to refer human beings to treatment for suspected substance abuse disorders.
  •  The new requirements exempt any veterinarian who meets the following criteria:
    • Maintains a national board certification that requires equivalent substance use prevention training; or
    • Attests to the Board that the health care provider does not prescribe opioids.
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