September 19, 2023 | PMP Series: Protecting Yourself and Your Practice: A DEA Perspective



September 19, 2023 12-1pm


This webinar, presented from the perspective of the DEA, will review your responsibilities regarding security, prevention of diversion, and recordkeeping as a DEA registrant. Tips on ways to reduce the chances of drug diversion and fraudulent prescribing will be shared to prevent costly regulatory issues from occurring in your practices. Finally, you will learn what to expect when the DEA visits your practice.

– Become more knowledgeable regarding DEA registrants’ responsibilities.
– Describe ways to increase your practice’s security and understand required record keeping, while preventing drug diversion and fraudulent prescribing.
– Identify what t­o expect when the DEA visits your practice.

Jed Nitzberg, DEA Investigator
Jed has been with DEA’s Diversion Control Division in the New England Field Division since 2011, and took his new role in Portland in May 2022.

He has worked on a wide variety of criminal and regulatory cases involving DEA registrants – including physicians, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, clinics and hospitals. For example, his team’s investigations into diversion of opiates at two Boston hospitals – one of which had 15,000 oxycodone tablets stolen by two nurses — led to the largest civil fines against a hospital in DEA history at that time, and an investigative award from the United States Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

Jed has taught classes on diversion issues at narcotics schools for state and local law enforcement officers, and has presented to healthcare associations and as part of hospitals’ grand rounds.

Jed joined DEA after nearly 25 years in journalism and corporate communications. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, and a master’s degree with honors in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity qualifies for 1 credit of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.