NCMB, WakeAHEC announce free controlled substances CME
NCMB and WakeAHEC (area health education center) have collaborated on a new webinar and panel discussion series on controlled substances prescribing, with an emphasis on prescribing for pain. This project is supported by a grant from NC AHEC.
Clinicians who complete the webinar will receive one hour of Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) credit. Clinicians who attend one of the related panel discussions (dates and locations below) can receive two hours of Category 1 CME credit.
The program was designed to allow NCMB licensees the opportunity to fully satisfy the new CME requirement for controlled substance prescribers. Effective July 1, physicians who prescribe controlled substances are required to earn three hours of Category 1 controlled substances CME during each three-year CME cycle. Physician assistants who prescribe are required to earn two hours of Category 1 CME during each two-year cycle.
Whether a specific licensee may complete the NCMB-WakeAHEC CME to satisfy the new controlled substances CME (CS CME) requirement depends on when the individual’s CME cycle ends. If the licensee’s current CME cycle ends on or after July 1, 2017, then any of the NCMB-WakeAHEC CME activities (webinar or panel discussion) may be completed and counted towards the CS CME requirement.
NOTE: All panel discussions are free and will be held at 5 p.m.