Maine CME Requirements

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Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine CME Requirements

Annual State CME Requirements for Maine
100 total hours every 2 years
✔40 Category 1 Credits

To successfully renew a license in active status, MD and PA applicants must have completed the following Continuing Medical Education (CME) during the preceding licensure period:

MD: A minimum of 40 hours in Category 1. Physicians must complete 3 hours of Category 1 credit CME every two years on the prescribing of opioid medication as required by Board Rule Chapter 21 “Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain.” All applicants must attest that they have completed the necessary CME on their renewal applications.

PA: A minimum of 100 hours of CME, with at least 40 hours in Category 1. The remaining 60 hours may be either Category 1 or Category 2. Physician Assistants must complete 3 hours of Category 1 credit CME every two years on the prescribing of opioid medication as required by Board Rule Chapter 21 “Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain” and 32 M.R.S. § 3300-F(4). All applicants must attest that they have completed the necessary CME on their renewal applications. Licenses must be renewed every two years.

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Maine.GOV

Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure CME Requirements

Annual State CME Requirements for Maine:
100 total hours every 2 years
✔ 40 Osteopathy-related Activity Credits

each licensee applying for the renewal of the osteopathic physician's license shall furnish to the board satisfactory evidence that the osteopathic physician has attended in the 2 preceding years at least 100 hours of educational programs devoted to continuing medical education approved by the board. The required education must be obtained from formalized programs of continuing medical education sponsored by recognized associations, colleges or universities, hospitals, institutes or groups approved by the board. A copy of the current approved list must be available in the office of the secretary-treasurer of the board. At least 40% of these credit hours must be osteopathic medical education approved in the rules established by the board.

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Maine Revised Statutes: Professions and Occupations, Chapter 36: Osteopathic Physicians

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