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DE BON new rule requires continuing education on substance abuse


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NEW RULE REQUIRES CONTINUING EDUCATION ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE: The Delaware Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations now require Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses to complete continuing education (CE) on substance abuse. Starting with your next renewal, at least three of your required contact hours must be in the area of substance abuse. (Section

  • The CE provider must be an approved provider” as defined in Section 9.1.1.

  • You must earn the contact hours by an approved method” listed in Section 9.3.

  • The specific topic may be one of your choosing. Examples of suggested topics include:
    • Chemical dependency and the workplace
    • Colleague chemical dependency
    • Warning signs of substance use disorder
    • Drug diversion