Resources for Opioid Prescribers

Illinois State Requirements 
Illinois physicians are required to take three hours of Continuing Medical Education specifically on safe opioid prescribing practicesThe IAFP has online courses to meet this requirement!

Medical licensure requirements in Illinois are developed by the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR). To view the full list of medical licensure requirements as determined by the state agency, please visit the IDFPR physician website or

DEA: MAT Act Training Requirement - As Congressionally-mandated, medical practitioners have a new role to help patients fighting to sustain recovery and prevent opioid overdoses. All medical registrants submitting a new or renewing a current registration must attest to completing an eight-hour training to treat patients overcoming opioid and other substance use disorders. Learn more.

Learn more DEA: MATE Act Training Requirements (Video)

Provider Education / IAFP Opioid Safety CME (Free for IAFP members)

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians already has several 1-hour online courses on opioid safety 

AAFP Education toolkit. AAFP is part of an Opioid Response Network

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
State law requires that all prescribers with controlled substance licenses must register for the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program . The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is an electronic tool that collects information on controlled substance prescriptions, reported on a daily basis by retail pharmacies dispensing in Illinois. If you are not already registered, please visit and register. If you have any problems registering, call the PMP for assistance at 217-524-1311 or email [email protected].  
IL-PMP registration and implementation information.

Have you checked out PMPNow?  Learn more online or from this PMPNow Brochure

Prescription Monitoring Program: How-To Videos

Pilot Program enables a prescription for medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids.  Learn more

Increasing access to Naloxone is one of multiple harm reduction strategies IDHS is utilizing to support people experiencing the disease of addiction and addressing record numbers of fatalities. For more information on the program, and to enroll and receive Narcan, go to: IDHS/SUPR Drug Overdose Prevention Program (

IAFP Supports SB 1828 – Safe Needles and other Substance Abuse Harm Reduction
Jan. 2020, Gov. Executive Order establishes Governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee

Fact & Figures
CDC National Center for Health Statistics


Resources for your practice

RALI- Illinois Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative - elevating solutions to the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with RALI-IL and how you can join them, too

Illinois Department of Public Health 
IDPH video on how to give the Naloxone nasal spray
IDPH Illinois Opioid Action Plan

Illinois Opioid Hotline - Free and confidential help, 24/7
Order cards for your practice
 Click here to access downloadable images for your practice website

National Safety Council has free "Warn me" labels for insurance cards and "mail-back" envelopes for unused pain medication.  You can order limited quantities for your practice at no cost.

Fentanyl flyer from Live4Lali and Chicago Recovery Alliance

Postcards, Flyers, and Posters available online for download.

Opioid Response Network:
The opioid and stimulant crisis has strained the entire healthcare system and demands an array of solutions. ORN has brought together hundreds of addiction specialists and over 45 national professional healthcare organizations to support healthcare providers. All for free. Contact ORN to see how they can help enhance your efforts. Visit to view upcoming trainings. 

Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Great Lakes ATTC) Resources:
Walking in Wellness Podcast
ATTC Educational Packages For Opioid Use Disorders
Substance Use Disorder Learning Series (from National Hispanic and Latino ATTC)
Trainings and events

Providers Clinical Support System:
Education & Training
Clinical tools

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Last Updated on Monday, February 19, 2024 11:18 AM