Every physician seeking renewal of licensure shall successfully complete
not less than 20 hours of Category 1 CME annually. Initial renewal of licensure:
Participation in an orientation program sponsored and/or approved by the board -
no less than two hours Every authorized prescriber seeking the renewal of a
license for the first time, shall, as part of the required CME successfully
complete three hours of CME approved by the board on CDS prescribing practices.
Such CME shall include instruction relating to drug diversion training, best
practices regarding prescribing of CDS, appropriate treatment for addiction and,
for physicians, the treatment of chronic pain. This course is a once in a
lifetime requirement under current law.