February 15, 2018
5–7:30 p.m.

Please Note: This event has already occurred.

February 15, 2018
Best Practices for Complying with AB474

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Please note: This event is sold out. Please contact Tami Duggan at tduggan@med.unr.edu to be added to the waitlist.   

During the last legislative session, the Nevada legislature unanimously passed AB474. This bill aims to reduce the number of overdose deaths in Nevada by requiring prescribers to perform more rigorous and recurring assessments when prescribing opioids. This program will help prepare prescribers to implement changes to be compliant with AB474.

Learning Objectives

Following the program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the laws regarding AB474 with a specific focus on narcotic pain medications
  • Apply evidence-based screening tools that can be used for patients on chronic opioids
  • Review how AB474 regulations can be incorporated into your practice with minimal disruption


The Clinical Educator
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome and Overview of AB474
Andrew V. Pasternak, IV, MD, President, Washoe County Medical Society
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tools for Implementing AB474 into Practice
Derek A. Beenfeldt, MD, Renown Medical Group
Jacob L. Blake, MD, Sierra Neurosurgery Group
Steven L. Phillips, MD, Geriatric Specialty Care Nevada
Sharon L. Wright, MD, FACS, Western Surgical Group

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Discussion and Questions


This program is sold out.  To be added to the waitlist please contact Tami Duggan at tduggan@med.unr.edu or 775-784-4791.


Renown Regional Medical Center Directions from Mill St. Parking to Mack Auditorium Map (Printable PDF)

CME Accreditation and Designation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids or addiction during each licensure period.

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this activity for 2.0 hours of nursing continuing education credit.