CE: 40 Hours of continuing medical education courses must be completed during the two calendar years (January 1 – December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year. At least one of the forty required hours shall be a course designed specifically to address prescribing practices (controlled substances). AMA PRA Category I courses acceptable.
If a physician provides medical care for persons with intractable pain, with or without the use of opiate medications, to the extent that those patients become the focus of the physician’s practice the physician must be prepared to document specialized medical education in pain management sufficient to bring the physician within the current standard of care in that field which shall include education on the causes, different and recommended modalities for treatment, chemical dependency and the psycho/social aspects of severe, chronic intractable pain. Note: more specific details regarding this training are NOT provided.
Licenses must be renewed every two years.
For more information visit The Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Medical Examiners