A holistic approach to addressing the national and state trends toward increased psychostimulant prescribing, use and misuse that combines clinical perspectives with public safety and criminal justice considerations.

Credentialing Entities:

  1. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits:
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Pennsylvania Department of Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Pennsylvania Department of Health designates this educational activity for up to 10 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  2. RN Continuing Education or Act 48 Continuing Education for School Personnel:
    This educational activity is designated for up to 10 hours of RN Continuing Education and Act 48 Continuing Education for school personnel. Pursuant to Act 48 of 1999, Section 1205.2 (Program of Continuing Professional Education) (d), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Preparedness is an Approved Provider of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is an approved provider of continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania under Act 58 of 2006 and 49 PA Code, Chapter 21 § 21.134 (Continuing Education Sources) of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Nursing.
  3. NASW-PA credits:
    NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. Up to 11.75 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  4. Behavioral health professionals (PCB) credits:
    The Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, and the plenary and afternoon sessions are PCB approved for up to 11.75 hours of Education Credit.
  5. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continuing education credits:This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for up to 10 hours (1.5 Clinical Patient Care hours and 6.5 Other hours) of continuing education credit for all Pennsylvania certified EMS providers successfully completing the program.