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Prescribing Controlled Substances in Tennessee: Understanding New Standards and Laws Amidst the Opioid Epidemic

Prescribing Controlled Substances in TN: Understanding New Standards and Laws Amidst the Opioid Epidemic

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Prescribing Controlled Substances in Tennessee: Understanding New Standards and Laws Amidst the Opioid Epidemic

Live Webinar: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern

NOTE: On-Demand webinars are not eligible for CLE credit.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Attend this webinar to make sure you are up-to-date on the latest state and federal laws governing opioid prescriptions.



The opioid epidemic has been declared a national emergency. If you represent health care practitioners, pharmacists, or healthcare entities, you need to attend this webinar to make sure you are up-to-date on federal laws and regulations governing prescribing and dispensing controlled substances. In addition to discussing relevant laws and guidance, your speaker will walk you through scenarios for the application of these rules. You will learn about:

  • Tennessee and federal guidelines on prescribing controlled substances
  • Laws that affect dispensing controlled substances
  • Tennessee’s Prescription Drug Safety Act of 2016
  • Tennessee Chronic Pain Management Guidelines

About Your Presenters:

Katherine B. Steuer is Senior Associate Counsel at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc., where she advises on legal and ethical issues related to patient care and human subject research and on a diverse range of regulatory, operational, policy, and transactional issues.  These include: pharmacy and pathology regulations, medical staff affairs, graduate medical education, reimbursement, and affiliation and other agreement. Her achievements include: establishing a medical-legal partnership with Memphis Area Legal Services for assisting families with conservatorships; testifying at a Tennessee hearing on conservatorship law; co-drafting a Tennessee law on in loco parentis consent to health care; preparing written and presenting oral comments on a Board of Medical Examiners proposed telemedicine regulation; drafting comments on the proposed amendments to the federal Common Rule governing human subject protection; and giving an annual continuing medical education program on prescribing controlled substances.

Ms. Steuer was among the recipients of the St. Jude Clinical Care Improvement Award for 2014 and of the St. Jude Family-Centered Care Champion Award for 2015.  Ms. Steuer is a past chair of the Health Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association and a recent delegate to the Board of the Memphis Bar Association.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was Editor in chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, Ms. Steuer clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced in a law firm and for the United States government.  In 2016, M. Steuer earned a Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics from the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital in affiliation with the University of Missouri—Kansas City.

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