Mocingbird's research team has verified and validated with the State of Rhode Island Department of Health with the most up-to-date CME requirements. Here is a quick summary of things you must know:

CME Changes Due To COVID:

  • In response to COVID, Rhode Island Department of Health is relaxing regulatory enforcement for certain medical professional licensing by issuing temporary (90 day) licenses.
    •  Professionals who wish to continue to practice beyond the expiration date of the emergency license must fulfill all qualifications and requirements under the regulations for their profession.

Board Rule Checklist: State of Rhode Island Department of Health (MD/DO)

  • Complete 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits (AOA Category 1a credits if DO)
    • Due: Every 2 years, June 1st, even-numbered years
  • Complete one hour (per career) of CME training regarding Alzheimer's disease
    • Due: October 1, 2021
  • Of the 40 total hours, complete 4 hours of CME in Ethics, Risk Management, Opioid pain management / chronic pain management, End of life/palliative care, Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Due: Every 2 years, June 1st, even-numbered years

License Renewal Cycle Time for Rhode Island

  • Physicians must renew state license every 2 years, June 1st, even-numbered years

Example: License must be renewed on Just 1, 2020, 2022, 2024, etc. 

Rhode Island State Specific Requirements

  • 2 state specific requirements:
    1. Alzheimer’s training due 10/1/2021 for all physicians: All physicians licensed shall, no later than October 1, 2021, complete a one-time course of training consisting of a minimum of one hour of instruction on the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cognitive impairments including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
    2. 4 hours in topics of current concern: At least 4 hours of continuing medical education shall be earned on topics of current concern as determined by the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Current topics include: Ethics, Risk Management, Opioid pain management / chronic pain management, End of life / palliative care, Antimicrobial Stewardship.

For more detailed information, please visit the State of Rhode Island Department of Health.


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