Hard Pill to Swallow: Painful Liability Exposures with Opioids

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


Opioid misuse is a national crisis in the US with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, regulatory and legal agencies, patients and families. The risk manager in each and every clinical setting, whether a hospital, outpatient practice, physician office, long term care, or ambulatory surgical center, is faced with emerging liability exposures and regulatory and legal requiremenIdentts related to opioid prescribing. This presentation will guide all risk managers in identifying these emerging and challenging requirements and implementing and monitoring critical risk mitigation strategies.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  •  Identify the potential liability risks the opioids epidemic presents to our patients and providers in all clinical settings and the healthcare industry
  • Address how federal/state regulatory attempts to curb this epidemic affect healthcare delivery in all clinical settings
  • Apply risk mitigation strategies to improve patient safety and regulatory/legal compliance


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Legal & Regulatory


Anne Huben-Kearney RN, BSN, MPA, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS
Moira Wertheimer Esq., RN, CPHRM, FASHRM


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published:  October 2017
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1 hour January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019