Each physician licensed to practice in Maine must complete a minimum of 40 Category 1 CME credit hours during each two-year licensing period. The CME requirement will be prorated for the first licensure period.
All licensees need to complete 3 hours of AMA category 1 CME on opioid prescribing every 2 years. Three hours of any Category 1 AMA approved program on the prescribing of opioids will suffice. The CME must be taken since your last renewal in order to be counted towards this requirement.
Buprenorphine Waiver Training as described by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) may be counted toward meeting the requirement of this law as long as the training is approved Category 1 Continuing Medical Education by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education (AMA).