The Michigan Controlled Substance Awareness Training For Prescribers and Dispensers

The Michigan Controlled Substance Awareness Training for Prescribers and Dispensers


According to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Rules, all healthcare professionals holding a controlled substance license are required to complete a one-time opioid and other controlled substances awareness training that cover the standards listed under R 338.3135.


Target Audience

This activity was designed specifically for prescribers licensed or looking to obtain a controlled substance license in the state of Michigan. Upon completion of the post-test, you will receive a certificate of completion via email for your records.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, non-pharmacists will be able to:

1. Explain the appropriate use of opioids and other controlled substances in the medical management of patients and counsel patients accordingly.
2. Discuss integration of common and alternative treatments for pain management.
3. Describe the stigma of addiction and the impact it has on patient care.
4. Explain how to utilize the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) when prescribing or dispensing controlled substances.
5. Discuss requirements under state and federal law related to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.
6. Describe security features and proper disposal requirements for controlled substance prescriptions.



Robin Curtis, Pharm.D.; clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Eric Roath, Pharm.D., MBA, clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash, Lansing, Mich.; Rachel Kollmeyer, Pharm.D., clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash, Holly, Mich.; Amy Ellis, R.Ph., manager of pharmacy services, SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Farah Jalloul, Pharm.D., MBA, director of professional development, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich.


Directions to View Activity and Receive Certification
Click on "Add to Cart" in the right sidebar to purchase the home study course. Upon successful purchase you will receive an email with a PDF version of the article. Read the complete article and then complete the posttest and evaluation by clicking on the blue "Begin Activity" button in the right sidebar.

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Disclosure Statement

The authors do not have any conflicts of interest or financial relationships with a commercial interest related to the activity. Note that this publication is not intended to provide legal advice. For legal advice, the Michigan Pharmacists Association recommends contacting an attorney with experience in pharmacy and healthcare law.


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Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234.

Activity Fees

Member Price: 99.00

Standard Price: 99.00