The Vermont Board of Medical Practice Requirements

CE: 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each two-year license period. The period is the licensing cycle, which is always a two-year period beginning on December 1 of an even year and ending on November 30 two years later.

  • One hour of continuing medical education for all licensees shall be on the topic of hospice care, palliative care, or pain management services, or a combination of these.
  • One hour of continuing medical education for all licensees who prescribe controlled substances shall be on the topic of safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances.

 
Effective with the licensing period that begins December 1, 2016: 

  • One additional hour of continuing medical education on the appropriate use of opioids, including the use of complementary and alternative therapies instead of opioid controlled substances to treat chronic pain is required by licensees who prescribe or are likely to prescribe opioid controlled substances, as determined by the Board.
 
For more information visit The Vermont Board of Medical Practice