Introducing a NEW Drug Diversion Web Course!

05 Mar 2016 7:59 PM | Penny Fioravante (Administrator)

The WV Osteopathic Medical Association has teamed up with the West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program, and the WV State Medical Association to offer this brand new web course, The Treatment of Pain and Addiction Utilizing Education and Proper Prescribing, designed to meet the state mandated three (3) hours of Drug Diversion credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and dentists.

This course has been reviewed and accepted by:
     • West Virginia Board of Medicine
     • West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine
     • West Virginia Board of Dentistry
     • West Virginia University School of Nursing

This course was adapted from a live course of the same name, presented in September of 2015. Additional credit is offered, pending your review of several optional case studies at the end of the course.

Click here to learn more, and to take the course today!


Target Audience


Course Fee

The course is designed for all clinicians —physicians, dentists, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications.


Learning Objectives

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CME Credit

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 WVU School of Medicine and the WV Medical Professionals Health Program. The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WVU Office of CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.*

This program is an excellent update of the online program for the required 3 hours of CME for Drug Diversion Training and Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances. The WV Board of Medicine recognizes that this program satisfies the requirements as stipulated in §11CSR6 and approves this program for its allopathic physicians, podiatrists and physician assistants.

This program has been approved by the WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine and will satisfy the required 3 hours of CME for Drug Diversion Training and Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances training for DO's and Osteopathic Physician Assistants.


Fee: $45

To receive credit:
     • Successfully pass the post-test with a 70% score or higher
     • Complete the evaluation survey
     • Complete the Credit Verification form
     • Submit payment via the electronic payment site (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, electronic check)


Nursing Credit

This continuing education activity has been provided by the West Virginia University School of Nursing for 4.2 contact hours.  Of the total contact hours earned, 4.2 will be in the area of pharmacology consistent with advanced pharmacology / pharmacotherapeutic competencies of advanced practice nursing.  The West Virginia University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislative Rule § 19CSR11-4 under provider number WV1996-0120RN.*


ADA CERP (Dentistry) Credit

The WVU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The WVU School of Dentistry designates this activity for up to 3.5 continuing education credits*.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the ADA CERP at

The WV Board of Dentistry has reviewed and determined that successful completion of this course will meet the WV required CE related to Drug Diversion and Best Practices Prescribing of Controlled Substances.

*The main course is worth 3 CME credits, 3.6 Nursing contact hours, and 3 Dentistry CEUs. However, you may also complete an optional case study section for an additional .5 CME credits, .6 Nursing Contact Hours, .6 Nursing Pharmacology hours, and .5 Dentistry CEUs.

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Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone 304-793-6842 | Toll Free 800-356-7836 ext. 6842 | Fax 304-647-6211
Penny Fioravante, Executive Director

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