Safe Prescriber Program

Elevate your practice status by achieving the status of Safe Prescriber. Empower yourself with the latest resources on pain management and controlled substances. Safeguard your practice by implementing practical tools and strategies. Demonstrate that your practice is up-to-date on safe pain medication management.

The Safe Prescriber program was created by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians to aide physicians in administering safe pain management to their patients by offering them education and resources on safe prescribing. Physicians who have successfully completed the stated criteria are awarded Safe Prescriber status by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. The IAFP does not monitor prescription use by physicians and cannot be held liable for any misconduct of Safe Prescribers.

Safe Prescriber Level One

To achieve the Safe Prescriber Level One, physicians must enroll online in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).  

Illinois has outlined a prescription monitoring program allowing licensed prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances to view a Prescription Information Library (PIL) for current and prospective patients only. To have access, a physician must apply online. Applications take 1-2 days to process.

Upon completion of Step One, physicians will receive a certificate for display at their practice and recognition on the IAFP list of Safe Prescribers.

Click here to complete the Safe Prescriber Level One Request Form.

Safe Prescriber Level Two

To achieve Safe Prescriber Level Two, physicians must have achieved Level One status, complete the online IAFP CME course on Pain Management, and develop and use an informed consent form for patients.

Login to the IAFP Education Website and complete the course entitled Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care: Focus on Opioids. Please note, you must receive a 70% or higher on the post test to qualify for Level Two status and receive CME credit (1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 or 1.00 Prescribed credit).

Next, physicians must develop and utilize an informed consent form for patients. IAFP created a template for an office controlled substance policy, and it is available online.

Upon completion of Step Two, physicians will receive a Safe Prescriber pin and recognition at the IAFP Annual Awards Dinner.

Click here to complete the Safe Prescriber Level Two Request Form.


Safe Prescriber Level Three

Coming soon: A QI project for your practice that can be used toward your Maintenance of Certification (MC-FP).

Upon completion of Step Three, physicians will receive a press release for their local paper and a recognition reception at their practice (both upon request only).