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AB-2487 Physicians and surgeons: continuing education: opiate-dependent patient treatment and management.(2017-2018)



Current Version: 09/07/18 - Chaptered        


SECTION 1.

 Section 2190.6 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

2190.6.
 (a) Within six months of first receiving a federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration under Part 1301 (commencing with Section 1301.01) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations,  As an alternative to Section 2190.5,  a physician and surgeon shall may  complete a mandatory one-time  continuing education course on the  of 12 credit hours in the subjects of  treatment and management of opiate-dependent patients and this course shall include  patients, including  eight hours of training in buprenorphine treatment of opioid use disorders. However, the board may also require a physician and surgeon to complete additional hours of education when necessary to carry out the board’s duties in Section 2001.1. treatment, or other similar medicinal treatment, for opioid use disorders. 
(b) A physician and surgeon currently or previously in possession, on January 1, 2019, of a federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration under Part 1301 (commencing with Section 1301.01) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section read on January 1, 2018, shall meet the requirements of subdivision (a) within six months of next renewing his or her registration.
(c) (b)  This section shall not apply to a  A  physician and surgeon who meets the requirements, as determined by the board, of a “qualifying physician” under clause (ii) of subparagraph (G) of paragraph (2) of subsection (g) of Section 823 of Title 21 of the United States Code, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-198), as that clause read on January 1, 2018. 2018, shall be deemed to have met the requirements of subdivision (a). 
(c) A physician and surgeon who chooses to comply with this section as an alternative to Section 2190.5 shall complete the requirements of this section by his or her next license renewal date.
(d) The board shall determine whether a physician and surgeon has met the requirements of this section.