Conversations in Ethics: The Opioid Crisis
Florida is in the midst of an opioid crisis. To stem the skyrocketing opioid abuse rates, then Gov. Rick Scott signed Health Bill 21 into law on March 19, 2018, severely restricting the quantities and duration of opiate pain medications providers may prescribe and dispense. Effective as of July 1, 2018, the new law forced health systems and outpatient pharmacies to scramble to understand the law and to comply with the new regulations. Under the new law, controlling the opioid abuse epidemic seemed to be at odds with maintaining appropriate pain control in patients with true indications for opiate therapy. The ethical debate focuses on whether patients who truly require opiates for pain control will experience additional difficulty in obtaining prescriptions in an atmosphere that already stigmatizes the use of opiates.
Please join us in this discussion and hear testimonies from individuals who have faced challenges with opioid addiction and mental health issues.
Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students, and other interested healthcare professionals.
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|Live Event - Baptist Hospital - 5MCVI|
|Videoconference to - South Miami Hospital - Classroom F|
|Videoconference to - Mariners Hospital - Executive Conference Room|
- Describe the scope and aim of Health Bill 21 for controlled substances.
- Outline process changes Baptist Health South Florida has implemented to maintain appropriate pain management and education for all of South Florida.
- Describe the ethical and legal challenges faced by those who have experienced addiction and mental health issues.
- Address ethical challenges in providing appropriate pain management after Health Bill 21.
|Live: Baptist Hospital - 5 MCVI|
|Videoconference: South Miami Hospital - Classroom F|
|Videoconference: Homestead Hospital - Mango & Pineapple Rooms|
|Videoconference: Mariners Hospital - Executive Conference Room|
Thomas J. Wolfel, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Forensic Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
Community Health South Florida
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity 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 activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-126978, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Psychology (2 hours), and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 2 credits for Nurses, Occupational Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 2.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 2.00 General certificate of attendance
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