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Effective July 1, 2013, all licensed physicians and physician assistants are required to complete a 3 hour course on Pain Prescribing Practices and Drug Diversion.  This CME activity must receive pre-approval from the Board as outlined in SB 437 and passed at the 2012 Legislative Session.

Any physician or physician assistant licensed after July 1, 2013, must complete the 3 hour CME within one year of licensure.  All other physicians and physician assistants must complete the 3 hour requirement before their next license renewal.

Several programs have been presented since the approval of SB 437 and more are being planned.  However, if the licensee would prefer to do a Board-Approved CME online, we now have a new program available.  To meet the 3 hour CME requirement without leaving your office, click on the link below and register for an online presentation of excerpts fro the Appalachian Addiction Conference held in Charleston in September 2015.

Article Last Updated: 3/10/2020 11:37:57 AM

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