TMA Reminds Physicians of Annual CME Requirements

October 7, 2019

Physicians who renew their Tennessee medical license in 2020 must complete the 40 hours of CME required by the Board of Medical Examiners (BME) by December 31, 2019. The BME requirement includes an approved two-hour prescribing practices course with instruction in controlled substance prescribing and the treatment guidelines developed by the Department of Health on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and carisoprodol, and may include such other topics as medicine addiction, risk management tools, and other topics.

TMA offers a proprietary, accredited proper prescribing course that meets all BME requirements for physicians and their prescribing staff. Learn more at tnmed.org/prescribing.

Contact the TMA legal department at legal@tnmed.org with any questions regarding CME compliance.

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We’ve entered the last quarter of the year and before all the holiday celebrations begin, remember to check on your completed CME.  If you renew your license in 2020, the 40 hours of CME required by the Board of Medical Examiners (BME) must be completed by December 31, 2019.  This includes the two-hour prescribing practices course.

The two-hour course must include instruction in controlled substance prescribing and the treatment guidelines developed by the Department of Health on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and carisoprodol, and may include such other topics as medicine addiction, risk management tools, and other topics. Find the course at tnmed.org/prescribing.

If you have any questions regarding your CME compliance, contact the Legal Department at legal@tnmed.org.  If you have any questions or problems with the online class, contact Beth Lentchner at Beth.Lentchner@tnmed.org.