No. All physicians licensed by the Board (other than those holding a Residency Training License) who prescribe controlled substances must satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CME requirement set forth in 21 NCAC 32R .0101.
Any physician who qualifies for the MOC exemption in 21 NCAC 32R .0103 and who, as part of their MOC process, completed CME that specifically satisfies the requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101 is not required to take controlled-substance prescribing CME beyond that included in their MOC process.
Licensees whose MOC activities do not include controlled substance prescribing CME as required by 21 NCAC 32R .0101 must complete additional CME that satisfies the requirement. All physicians subject to 21 NCAC 32R .0101 will be asked to affirm that they have completed the required CME, but will not be required to submit documentation of courses completed unless this is specifically requested by the Board.