The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2023

The Doctors Company Can Help You Complete DEA Training Requirement

Effective June 27, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has a new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all DEA-registered practitioners, including dentists, on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. The Doctors Company offers several on-demand accredited education courses to help you meet this requirement. See all our DEA courses and resources.

The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.

The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

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