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Plans of Safe Care (POSC): Developing POSC with a Patient-Centered Approach


Published Date: 09/07/2021

Expiration Date: 06/24/2024

CE Credit: CME:1CNE: 1CPE: 1



Effective June 27, 2023 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a one-time requirement of 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders for practitioners who are applying for or renewing their DEA license. This 1-hour ACCME-accredited course meets the DEA/SAMHSA requirement.


Kelly Ramsey,MD, MPH, MA, FACP, DFASAM

Kelly S. Ramsey, MD, MPH, MA, FACP, DFASAM, is an internal medicine physician who has treated substance use disorders since 2004. She is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine, and holds an MPH (Master of Public Health) in epidemiology and an MA (Master of Arts) in bioethics. Dr. Ramsey’s most recent professional role was Chief of Medical Services at the New York State Office for Addiction Services and Supports. She has provided expert advice to the New York State (NYS) Department of Health AIDS Institute for over a decade, serving on numerous committees. She also serves as President for the NYSAM (New York Society of Addiction Medicine) Board of Directors; sits on the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) National Board of Directors as the Region I Director, representing NYS; and serves as a Council Board Member for NYACP (NY Chapter of the American College of Physicians). Dr. Ramsey is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a Distinguished Fellow of ASAM. In 2017, Dr. Ramsey was an ACP Laureate Award Recipient, awarded to “members, who have demonstrated by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment of excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, their region, and the ACP.” In 2018, she was the recipient of the NYS Department of Health Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award for contributions to drug user health in NYS in 2018. And in 2023, Dr. Ramsey received the ACP's Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine Award for “distinguished contribution to the integration of behavioral medicine with traditional medicine. This award recognizes an individual who has furthered the care of patients by recognizing the importance of caring for the whole patient, both mind and body.” 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain to providers how to develop Plans of Safe Care.
  • Identify the steps to creating adequate Plans of Safe Care.
  • Review Plans of Safe Care that patients may have already worked to develop.
  • Discuss ways to connect with substance use providers and other community providers to support patients at discharge.

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