Executive Order Extends Deadline For License Renewals And Opioid CME Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2019, each physician or osteopathic physician renewing their controlled substances registration (CSR) will need to have completed two (2) hours of continuing education in the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse. Providers must renew their license and CSR by Oct 31 of each odd numbered year, which is the deadline by which they must have completed the 2 hour education requirement.

An Executive Order signed by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on September 30, 2021, extends the deadline for license renewals and opioid CME requirements. Physicians and osteopathic physicians will be afforded an additional thirty (30) days past the October 31, 2021, deadline for renewal of his or her medical license and any license for prescriptive authority including any affiliate Controlled Substance Registry. The new deadline is November 30, 2021.

The IAFP offers opioid CME options to fulfill the education requirements. Click here to find out more