WEEK 2: STATE SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the most recent guidelines and recommendations in the student’s state of practice for pain management therapies and education; as well as to understand specific state regulations governing controlled substance prescriptions.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
Identify and describe at least one current state specific guideline for pain management therapy and education.
Explore other organizations or pain initiatives that are offered by the state (if applicable).
Describe state specific laws that apply to the authority to prescribe schedule II controlled substances.
Explore the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
This assignment will follow the late assignment policy specified in the course syllabus.
Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment.
In the event of a situation that prevents timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending.
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