Controlled substances CME requirement: a quick refresherComments: 0 comments
Some of the most frequent inquiries from licensees include:
* Does NCMB require licensees to complete a specific course to satisfy the requirement? Answer: No. Licensees are free to complete any course that covers the required education topics and is appropriately certified. Many licensees have contacted the Board about a specific mailer they received marketing a program designed to comply with NCMB’s controlled substances CME program. NCMB is not responsible for this mailer and licensees are not required to complete this specific course.
* How does a licensee notify NCMB that he or she has completed required CME? Answer: Not necessary. Licensees should keep records for six years, in case they are selected for a compliance audit.
* Where can licensees find CME courses to satisfy the requirement? Answer: NCMB does not endorse or recommend CME courses. However, as a courtesy, the Board links to free and low-cost CME opportunities on its website as it becomes aware of them.
Find CME opportunities and additional information about the controlled substances CME requirement by visiting NCMB's prescribing CME resource page.