Mocingbird's research team has verified and validated with Connecticut Medical Examining Board the most up-to-date CME requirements. Here is a quick summary of things you must know:
CME Changes Due To Covid
- If your license was active on or after March 30, 2020, your license will not expire during the COVID-19 civil preparedness emergency. The order was extended to February 9, 2021.
- License renewal is not required if you choose not to do during this time.
Board Rule Checklist: Connecticut Medical Examining Board (MD/DO)
- State license renewal is annually, at the end of your birth month
- Must complete 50 contact hours of CME earned within the past twenty-four (24) months
- Must complete the 6 CT state training requirements once every six (6) years (listed below)
- Renew controlled substance practitioner registration every two (2) years on February 28th of odd-numbered years
Example: Renew controlled substance practitioner on February 28th 2021, 2023, 2025 etc.
License Renewal Cycle Time for Connecticut
- Most licenses expire in the first birth month following issuance and are renewable annually thereafter
- Special note: the CME requirements are due every 2 years or every 6 years (depending on the requirements) - license renewal and CME tasks are on different schedules
Connecticut State Specific Requirements
- There are six specific requirements for the state of Connecticut (must be completed once every six years)
- Complete 1 contact hour of infectious disease training (AIDS, HIV, etc.
- Complete 1 contact hour of risk management training (prescribing controlled substances, pain management, etc.)
- Complete 1 contact hour of sexual assault training
- Complete 1 contact hour of domestic violence training
- Complete 1 contact hour of cultural competency training
- Complete 2 contact hours of behavioral health training (screening for PTSD, suicide, etc.)
- Statutory requirement: for any practitioner authorized to prescribe, administer and dispense controlled drugs, they must obtain a Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration.
- This registration is a prerequisite for the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration
- Must be renewed every 2 years on February 28th of odd numbered years (as referenced above)
For more detailed information, please visit Connecticut Medical Examining Board website.
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