Prescribing CME requirement

In response to a 2015-2016 state budget provision that calls on health care agencies to require controlled substances prescribers to complete education in opioid prescribing, NCMB successfully pursued rule changes to establish a new CME requirement. The requirement applies to physicians and physician assistants who prescribe controlled substances of any kind. The requirement will be in effect as of July 1, 2017.

This page provides information about the requirement and resources to assist licensees in complying with it.

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CME rule changes

CME information and resources

Free In Person Controlled Substances CME Opportunities

Free Online Controlled Substances CME Opportunities (Maintained as a courtesy; Not an exhaustive list)

NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, courses provide one hour of CME

Low Cost Online Controlled Substances CME Opportunities

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