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Wiregrass Nurse Practitioner Association

Updated Info for NP's who attended QACSC Opoid/REMS training sessions in 2013

Posted about 4 years ago by Hollie Crutchfield

NPAA has been working diligently with the BME to obtain an extension for the DEA application process for those who attended the first sessions in 2013.

Attendees of Opioid/REMS training sessions must apply for QACSC and DEA within 12 months of attending the initial 12 hour training session or face repeating the 12 hour training. However, since Nurse Practitioners were not eligible to apply for QACSC until October 1, those who attended the sessions held in 2013 have been granted a one-time extension to this requirement, and are eligible to apply for QACSC until December 31, 2014.

If you attended one of the early sessions and are considering applying for QACSC, please take advantage of this opportunity. After December 31, 2014, you will have to attend an addition 12 hour Opioid/REMS training session in order to apply for QACSC.

Also, there are NPs who obtained the QACSC but have not yet completed the process by applying for their DEA number. Please remember that failure to apply for DEA number by the end of 2014 will result in an expiration of the QACSC. This would mean you would have to start the process over again by returning to the initial 12-hour Opioid/ REMS training.

Please remember to add the collaborating practice number to your QACSC application. This number can be found on the collaborative practice certificate. The CP# can also be found by searching the License database on the Board of Medical Examiners website. A copy of the certificate and a screen capture image of the BME webpage are on the NPAA wensite for your review.  

If you are not a member of the NPAA, I highly encourage you to join!

Call me or text me if you have any questions or concerns.