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Controlled Substance Prescribing FAQs
(Updated June, 2018)

 

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Q. Are all PAs defined as licensed prescribers in Michigan Law?

Q. Are all PAs required to register with MAPS?


Q. Are all PAs required to register with MAPS and receive a Controlled Substance License before prescribing medication?

 

Q. Are PAs required to register with MAPS prior to prescribing and/or dispensing a controlled substance? Even if I don’t prescribe opioids?


Q. How do I register with MAPS?


Q. Are PAs delegated and supervised by physicians the authority to prescribe controlled substances?


Q. Can PAs, APRNs and Physicians delegate and supervise the acts, tasks or functions related to prescribing controlled substances?


Q. How is Delegation defined in the Code?


Q. Can APRNs delegate acts, tasks or functions related to prescribing controlled substances?


Q. Can a PA delegate their access to the MAPS system?

 

Q. Are all prescribers required to personally review the MAPS report before prescribing a controlled substance? Every time including refills? Even if it is only a 3-day supply?


Q. Are prescribers required to educate patients on the risks opioids and when is it required?

 

Q. Where can I find the required form acknowledging the patient has received the required opioid risk education?

 

Q. Are the acknowledgement of opioid risk education form requirements different for a minor vs. an adult?

 

Q. How often does the “start talking” form need to be signed?

 

Q. Does the Opioid Start Talking form need to be completed for an inpatient administration of an opioid drug?


Q. How is a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship defined for the purpose of prescribing a controlled substance?

 

Q. Are there limits on how much pain medication can be prescribed?


Q. How is an opioid defined?

 

Q. Can PAs dispense controlled substances?

 

Q. Are there any restrictions for PAs ordering and administering controlled substances?

 

Q. Can an PA prescribe controlled substances?

 

Q. Are there any restrictions for PAs prescribing Schedule II drugs?


Q. Does this mean that a PA must now obtain their own state Controlled Substance License (CSL) and DEA license?

Q. When do I need to renew my CSL?

Q. Can I submit the renewal application for my CSL before submitting the renewal for my professional license?

Q. Do I have to renew my CSL if I am not currently living in Michigan and my professional license is active?  Can I renew my CSL later if I move back to Michigan?

Q. Is a CSL transferable to other locations?

Q. When do I need to renew my DEA license?  Is a DEA license transferable to other locations?

Q. If a PA suspects that a new patient is "shopping around" for controlled substances, can a PA find out what prescriptions that patient has filled?

Q. Can PAs prescribe Suboxone (buprenorphine)?

Q. Can PAs prescribe medical marijuana?

 

 

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