64B8-9.0131: Standards of Practice for Physicians Practicing in Pain Management Clinics
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule amendments are intended to set forth the criteria with regard to the training requirements for physicians who practice in pain management clinics.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments set forth the training requirements for physicians who practice in pain management clinics.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: A Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost (SERC) was prepared by the Center of Economic Forecasting and Analysis at Florida State University. Essentially, the SERC finds that the proposed rule will not have an adverse impact on small business, nor will the proposed rule likely increase regulatory costs, including transactional costs, in excess of $1 million in the aggregate within 5 years after implementation of the rule.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 458.3265 (4)(d) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 458.3265 (4)(d) FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Larry McPherson, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
64B8-9.0131 Standards of Practice for Physicians Practicing in Pain Management Clinics.
THIS RULE IS APPLICABLE TO PHYSICIANS PRACTICING IN PRIVATELY OWNED PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 458.3265, F.S., WHO PRIMARILY ENGAGE IN THE TREATMENT OF PAIN BY PRESCRIBING OR DISPENSING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MEDICATIONS.
(1) No change.
(2) Standards of Practice in Pain Management Clinics.
(a) through (m) No change.
(n) Training Requirements. 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, Florida Statutes, must meet one of the following qualifications:
1. Board certification by a specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and holds a sub-specialty certification in pain medicine;
2. Board certification in pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM);
3. Successful completion of 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 the ACGME;
4.a. Successful completion of a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, family practice, internal medicine, orthopedics or psychiatry approved by the ACGME;
b. sub-specialty certification in hospice and palliative medicine or geriatric medicine recognized by ABMS.
5. Current staff privileges at a Florida-licensed hospital to practice pain medicine or perform pain medicine procedures;
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. The goals of treating both short term and ongoing pain treatment;
b. Controlled substance prescribing rules, including controlled substances agreements;
c. Drug screening or testing, including usefulness and limitations;
d. The use of controlled substances in treating short-term and ongoing pain syndromes, including usefulness and limitations;
e. Evidenced-based non-controlled pharmacological pain treatments;
f. Evidenced-based non-pharmacological pain treatments;
g. A complete pain medicine history and a physical examination;
h. Appropriate progress note keeping;
i. Comorbidities with pain disorders, including psychiatric and addictive disorders;
j. Drug abuse and diversion, and prevention of same;
k. Risk management; and
l. Medical ethics.
In addition to the CME set forth in paragraph 6. above, physicians must be able to document hospital privileges at a Florida-licensed hospital; practice under the direct supervision of a physician who is qualified in subsection 1. through 4. above; or have the practice reviewed by a Florida-licensed risk manager and document compliance with all recommendations of the risk management review.
7. Upon completion of the 40 hours of CME set forth above, physicians qualifying under 6. above, must also document the completion of 15 hours of live lecture format, Category I CME in pain management for every year the physician is practicing pain management.
Rulemaking Authority: 458.3265 (4)(d) FS. Law Implemented: 458.3265 (4)(d) FS. History–New (upon ratification by the Legislature), Amended________.