64B8-9.0131: Training Requirements for Physicians Practicing in Pain Management Clinics
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the development of a rule amendment to clarify one of the training requirement options with regard to physicians who practice in pain management clinics.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Clarification of one of the training requirement options for physicians who practice in pain management clinics.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 458.3265(4)(d) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 458.3265(4)(d) FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Joy A. Tootle, Executive Director, Board of Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
64B8-9.0131 Training Requirements for Physicians Practicing in Pain Management Clinics.
Effective July 1, 2012, physicians who have not met the qualifications set forth in subsections (1) through (6), below, shall have successfully completed a pain medicine fellowship that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or a pain medicine residency that is accredited by ACGME. Prior to July 1, 2012, physicians prescribing or dispensing controlled substance medications in pain-management clinics registered pursuant to Section 458.3265, F.S., must meet one of the following qualifications:
(1) through (5) No change.
(6) Three (3) years of documented full-time practice, which is defined as an average of 20 hours per week each year, in pain-management and
within six months of the effective date of this rule, attendance and successful completion of 40 hours of in-person, live-participatory AMA Category I CME courses in pain management that address all the following subject areas:
(a) through (l) No change.
(7) No change.
Rulemaking Authority 458.3265(4)(d) FS. Law Implemented 458.3265(4)(d) FS. History–New 5-17-11, Amended________.