What Does This Mean to ME: Legal Issues and Prescribing
This program will review current legal requirements for Maine opioid prescribers and the possible effects of current law enforcement activity
Improve understanding and familiarity with documentation and other tools to manage legal risk in view of current law enforcement activity involving opioid prescribing practices.
Learn the basic requirements associated with Maine’s opioid prescribing statute and rules.
Learn the basic legal and regulatory requirements associated with Maine’s Prescription Monitoring Program.
Prescribing clinicians and their teams
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professional
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Ben Townsend is a shareholder in the health care law firm of Kozak & Gayer, P.A., in Augusta, Maine. His practice concentrates primarily on strategic and transactional planning for health care providers, as well as professional societies, trade groups, provider networks, and others. He is a member of the Health Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and of the American Health Law Association. Since 2007, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America under the category of “Health Care Law,” and he was named Augusta, Maine’s “Lawyer of the Year” for health care law for both 2016 and 2019. Mr. Townsend is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Maine School of Law. Following his graduation from law school, he clerked for Justice Samuel W. Collins, Jr., of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, and then practiced at Pierce Atwood before leaving to help start Kozak & Gayer. He is admitted to practice in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and in federal courts.
Elisabeth Fowlie MockMD
Dr. Mock received her doctorate from Vanderbilt Medical School and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. She also attended Colby College and Emory University. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She works primarily as a clinical educator and consultant with per diem hospitalist and buprenorphine clinic shifts and is Maine PMP Clinical and Policy Advisor for Maine’s Office of Behavioral Health.