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Physician/Osteopathic Physician Continuing Education

Beginning July 1, 2019, each physician or osteopathic physician renewing their controlled substances registration will need to have completed two (2) hours of continuing education in the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.

Licensees will not need to submit certificates of completion. Instead, they will attest on their renewal form that the hours have been completed.  The Medical Licensing Board may then audit up to 10% of licensees to ensure compliance. Licensees should retain their certificates of completion for up to 3 years from the date of renewal.

Approved continuing education organizations include:

  • United States Department of Education
  • Council on Post-Secondary Education
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
  • Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • A college or other teaching institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Post-Secondary Education
  • A national organization of licensed physicians/osteopathic physicians
  • A national, state, district or local organization that operates as an affiliated entity under the approval of an organization listed above
  • An internship or residency program conducted in a hospital that has been approved by an organization listed above

The following are courses that have been specifically submitted to the Board.  This does not constitute an entire list of all providers offering courses fulfilling this requirement.

A list of recognized providers can be found on the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/find-cme-provider