CME Reminder for 2020 License Renewals

To:                  All Physicians with Licenses Expiring on June 30, 2020

From:             Mary West, Director of CME and Accreditation       mary.west@nhms.org

Subject:          CME Reporting for New Hampshire Physician Re-Licensure

If your NH medical license expires on June 30, 2020, it is almost time to report your 2018-2019 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
Please carefully review the instructions below and complete all required CME by Dec. 31, 2019.

On behalf of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine, the New Hampshire Medical Society facilitates the biennial CME audit as a condition of physician re-licensure.

ALL New Hampshire licensed physicians must report biennially the following type and amount of CME credits obtained within the previous two calendar-year cycle (Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2019):

  1. 100 CME credits, with a minimum of 40 hrs. in Category 1 and a maximum of 60 hrs. in Category 2.

  2. If you have a DEA license (to prescribe Schedule II-IV controlled drugs), 3 CME credits (Category 1) related to opioid pain management, alternative pain treatment, or addiction disorder treatment as part of the 100 credits. This requirement applies to any physician with a DEA license that is linked to a New Hampshire address. Credits must be obtained within the Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019 cycle.

Copies of official transcripts are preferred over individual certificates, when available. Your national specialty society may offer this service. Some alternatives to traditional CME credits are accepted, such as documentation of residency, fellowship and board certification.  SEE ENCLOSED FAQS.

Please reference http://www.nhms.org/cme-reporting for more information.

In December 2019, you will receive a CME Reporting Form that will be due back to NHMS no later than February 28, 2020.

  1. Your CME report must include:                                                                                               

  2. 100 CME credits earned between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2019

  3. 3 CME credits for the NH Opioid Prescribing Competency Requirement (If you hold a NH DEA license)

  4. Copies of official certificates or transcripts documenting Category 1 credits                     

  5. The completed and signed CME Biennial Reporting Form

  6. $40 processing fee payable to “CME Coordinator”                                                      

Your prompt attention in completing your CME requirements by Dec. 31, 2019, will aid in a timely renewal of your license. To avoid unnecessary mailings, if you do not wish to maintain your New Hampshire medical license, please advise this office by letter or email to mary.west@nhms.org.