Office of Continuing Medical Education
Considering the wide array of accreditation guidelines, licensing requirements, commercial support regulations, and institutional policies that must be followed in today’s healthcare environment, planning and executing a certified continuing medical education (CME) activity can be quite confusing and even overwhelming. The staff members of the closely aligned Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Northwest Area Health Education Center are here to help you navigate the necessary requirements while helping to ensure that your CME activity is successful, timely, and of the highest quality.
NCMB Substances CME requirement
NCMB's primary goal is to ensure that licensees who prescribe controlled substances, particularly opioids, do so in a manner that is safe, appropriate and consistent with current standards of care. Requiring CME in controlled substances prescribing and related topics is one way of supporting this. Download the NCMB FAQ handout here.
Opioid Prescribing Course Guidelines
Clinical practice guidelines as regulated by North Carolina help ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. See CE requirements for Dentistry, Nursing, and Medical professionals.
Download CreditTracker for iOS (Apple) Devices
CreditTrakr mobile app for iphone and ipad devices helps physicians in North Carolina log and report CME credit activities. It is available for free in the Apple App Store. Visit the CreditTrakr website for more information.