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

New! Board adopts CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

CME information and resources

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

Free In Person Controlled Substances CME Opportunities

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