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Opioid Reduction Act: What You Need To Know

Opioid Reduction Act: What You Need To Know

Date: August 28, 2019 (7:00 PM) - August 28, 2019 (8:00 PM)

Opioid Reduction Act: What You Need To Know

Brian A. Gallagher, RPh, JD
Chairman of Governors Advisory Council on Substance Use Disorder
Chief of Government Affairs and Health Care Policy & Assistant Professor
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and
Marshall University School of Pharmacy

This knowledge-based activity is designed for dentists, nurse practitioners, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, and veterinarians in all practice settings at no charge and will focus on the opioid reduction act.

At the conclusion of the activity, the participants will be able to:

  • State the days’ supply limitations for prescribing Schedule II opioids in WV
  • Identify the documentation requirements when prescribing Schedule II opioids in WV
  • Discuss a prescriber’s responsibilities to recommend alternatives other than Schedule II opioids to treat pain

Continuing Education:
The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (WVUSoP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity (ACPE UAN 0072-0000-19-067-L03-P) is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hours or 0.1 CEU’s of continuing pharmacy education credit. WVUSoP will report your participation in the program to NABP CPE Monitor within 4-6 weeks for all participants who successfully complete each session. Successful completion includes attending the entire session, signing the attendance sheet and completing an online evaluation form. A statement of attendance can be printed on-line at

*Continuing Education credit is pending for dentists, nurse practitioners, optometrists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, and veterinarians.

There is no fee for these activities. The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel the activity due to low registration. If canceled, registrants will be contacted via phone or email. Please contact Michael P. Kurilla, MEd, CE Program Specialist, at or 304-293-5103 with any questions.

Please register online at Walk-ins are welcome.

If you have an account in our learning management system please log-in under Current Account Holders. If not, you will need to create a new account. Please follow the prompts in the New Account Sign-up on the right side of the screen.

Pharmacists: Please make sure that you have your NABP E-profile number and all pharmacy licenses numbers available prior to creating your account.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Please use your current license number and enter 000000 as your NABP e-Profile ID. Both are required for registration and evaluation purposes.

Supported By: 
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) through funding provided by Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities using the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant.