State CME Requirements

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State MD/DO CME Credits Term AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s)' Additional Notes

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1 time requirement- 12 hours of pain management, End of life care.
Exception-Radiologists and pathologists.
If >25% of practice is over 65 years age, 20% of CME is mandatory in geriatrics.
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1 time requirement-12 hours of pain management, end of life care.
Exception-Radiologists and pathologists.
If >25% of practice is over 65 years age, 20% of CME is mandatory in geriatrics.
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1 hour CME in each of ID/HIV, Risk management, sexual assault, domestic violence & cultural competency.(Total 5 hrs.)
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1st time renewal: 1 hour in HIV/AIDS, 2 hours in prevention of medical errors. Every Renewal: 2 hours in prevention of medical errors. Every 3rd renewal: 2 hours in domestic violence.
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For Initial Licensure- 2 hour course relating to prevention of medical errors. For Initial Licensure Renewal- 2 hour prevention of medical errors, 1 hour of HIV/AIDS, 1 hour of Professional and Medical Ethics, 1 hour of Florida Laws and Rules, 1 hour of federal and state laws related to the prescribing of controlled substances. Subsequent renewals- 2 hour prevention of medical errors, 1 hour Professional and Medical Ethics, 1 hour of Florida Laws and Rules, 1hour of federal and state laws related to the Rx of controlled substances, 2 hours of Domestic Violence as part of every six years.
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20 CME credits are required biennially if > 50% patients are chronic pain.
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ED,FP,GP,IM,Psychiatry,OB,GYN,PEDS Child/dependent adult abuse training (identifying and reporting) required every 5 yrs.
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One time Requirement-3 hours of domestic violence course. HIV/AIDS training every 10 yrs by providers approved by KY)
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Board orientation course is a must for first timers.
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Partial credit for ABMS up to 10 credit hours.
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2 hours of CME for studying board regulations and Minimum of 10 hours in risk management (40 AOA 1-A for DO's)
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ABMS Certification, MOC accepted for CME.
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50 hours of AMA Cat. 1, AOA 1-A or AAFP; 40 hours of AMA Cat. 1 or AOA 1-A if activity includes post-test. Specialty board certification/Recert ACGME/AOA approved internship / residency


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2 hours in Ethics. Practicing Specialty-20 hrs. Rest of 18 hours in any AMA Category. New licensees require 4 credits in WMD/bio-terrorism.
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Credits reported to NH Med Society.
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Orientation course for new licensees within 24 months. 6 hours of cultural competence in addition to 100 for physicians licensed prior to 3/24/05. These credits may be included in 100 if licensed after 3/24/05
Cultural competency
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Active membership in AOA can be used to for 75 CME credits.
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DOs: 40 AOA 1-A or B
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1 hour CME for prescribing controlled substances once every 2 yrs.
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Mandatory pain management - 1 hour specific to Oregon by pain management commission and 6 hours from other providers to be completed within 12 months of initial licensure.
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12 hours of CME must be in patient safety or risk management.
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2 hours of CME related to universal precautions, bio-terrorism, end of life, OSHA, ethics, pain management and other regulatory issues.
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75% of CME must be specialty specific (30 hours every 2 years)
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1 hour CME for appropriate prescribing practices every 2 years. (For DO: AOA 1-A or 2-A)
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1 hour of the formal hours must involve medical ethics and/or professional responsibility (can involve Risk management, Domestic or Child Abuse) (For DOs: 12 AOA 1-A)
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Minimum 12 hours of osteopathic medicine


There are five categories of CME, Category II through V has a maximum of 80 hours per 4-year cycle or all CME can be earned with category 1.
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30 hours must be specialty specific. Every 2 year cycle, 2 hours must be from end of life care including pain management.
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30 hours must be specialty specific. Every 2 year cycle, 2 hours must be from end of life care including pain management.

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