New Opioid CME Requirement Effective September 1, 2016

June 3, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016, physicians will need to include 3 hours of Board approved opioid CME or pass a test, as part of the regular every-other year CME reporting cycle that coincides with license renewal.  Opioid-related online CME courses:


NH RSA 318-B:40  Competency Requirements.  All prescribers required to register with the program who possess a United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license number shall complete 3 contact hours of free appropriate prescriber’s regulatory board-approved online continuing education or pass an online examination, in the area of pain management and addiction disorder or a combination, as a condition for initial licensure and license renewal.  Verification of successful completion of the examination or of the required continuing education shall be submitted to the prescriber’s regulatory board with the licensee’s application for initial licensure or renewal.  A list of the prescriber’s regulatory boards’ approved continuing education courses and online examinations in pain management and addiction disorder, shall be available on the office of professional licensure and certification’s Internet website.