In order to renew a license, completion of 100 credit hours of continuing medical education in the preceding biennial period, which runs from November 1 of an even year through October 31 of the next even year, will be required for osteopathic physicians.
At least 12 hours of the 100 hours must be completed in activities related to patient safety or risk management and may be completed in either Category 1 or 2. Please note, the two hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting and the two hours of continuing education in pain management, the identification of addiction or in the practice of prescribing or dispensing of opioids cannot be counted toward the 12 credit hours of continuing medical education to be completed in the area of patient safety and risk management.
Prescribers or dispensers must complete at least two hours of continuing education in pain management, the identification of addiction or in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids as a portion of the total continuing education required.
As a condition of biennial renewal, you are required to complete 2 hours of approved training on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting from an approved provider.
The remaining credit hours shall be completed in AOA Category 1-A, 1-B, or Category 2 or AMA Category 1 or 2.
All persons applying for issuance of an initial license are required to complete, as a condition of licensure, 3 hours of training approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting.