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Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program: Benefits of a Designee

Rucha Patel, PharmD—Author, Sujal Patel, PharmD—Author, Nicole Gastala, MD—Reviewer

Rucha Patel, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois College of Pharmacy

Sujal Patel, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois College of Pharmacy

Nicole Gastala, MD—Reviewer
Clinical Physician and Researcher
Department of Family Medicine
UI Health/Miles Square
Chicago, Illinois

Disclosure (s):Drs. Rucha Patel, Sujal Patel, and Nicole Gastala have no relevant financial conflicts of interest to disclose in relation to this activity.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this knowledge-based activity, participating individuals should be able to:

  • Describe the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program and registration process.
  • Explain how a prescriber can assign a designee.
  • Identify the capabilities and responsibilities of a prescriber and designee within the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program.
  • Discuss the importance and benefits of assigning designee(s).
Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners Fee: Free
Release Date: May 8, 2023 Expiration Date: May 8, 2024
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hour CE: 1.0 contact hours CME (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)

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How to Earn Credit:
Participants must complete the activity as described below in the Continuing Medical Education Statement by reading the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; participating in the entire knowledge-based activity consisting of a presentation, completion of the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; may be taken up to 3 times), activity evaluation, and estimating the duration of time spent on the activity. A certificate of completion will be issued after all requirements as described are completed.

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