Prescribers licensed under Title 8 of the Education Law in New York to treat humans and who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances are required to complete at least three (3) hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction by July 1, 2017, and once every three (3) years thereafter. Those licensed after July 1, 2017 shall complete the requirement within the first year.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has published guidance regarding this requirement. The guidance, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and attestation form will be available on the NYSDOH Website.
All physicians must complete course work or training in Infection Control at the time of their initial licensure/registration and every four years thereafter.
Every applicant for licensure as a physician or limited permit to practice medicine must complete coursework or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse.