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CME Relicensure Courses & Requirements

With the passage of state legislation, HB 21, new mandates are in place for those who prescribe controlled substances. The law, which goes into effect on July 21, is designed to help decrease addiction and the number of deaths due to opioids, in particular. One requirement of the law is that DEA-registered prescribers of controlled substances must complete a two-hour continuing education course on the subject by Jan. 31, 2019, and at each subsequent license renewal. 
Baptist Health’s CME department will provide more information soon on the education opportunities available through Baptist Health.
These courses meet relicensure requirements for physicians, psychologists, dentists, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses. 

​Florida Physician CME Relicensure equirement  (Effective July 1, 2006)

Physicians licensed in Florida must complete 40 hours of continuing medical education every two years as required by the Florida Board of Medicine. Physicians from other states should refer to their state board of medicine or medical association.
Initial Licensure
- 2 hours in Prevention of Medical Errors Education
- 1 hour in HIV/AIDS​
​First renewal - 1 hour in HIV/AIDS 
- 2 hours in Prevention of Medical Errors
Second renewal​ - 38 hours of general CME
- 2 hours in Prevention of Medical Errors
​Third biennium
- 36 hours of general CME
- 2 hours in Prevention of Medical Errors
- 2 hours in Domestic Violence​
Psychologist CE Requirements and Resources
The Florida Board of Psychology requires that each licensee complete 40 hours of continuing psychological education every two years.
Initial licensure          
- 2 credits in Prevention of Medical Errors
Renewal of License Following Your First Biennium​

- 2 of the 40 hours must be on domestic violence and must be completed on every third biennial  
licensure renewal period.
- 3 of the 40 hours must be on professional ethics and Florida statutes and rules affecting the practice   of psychology.
- 2 of the 40 hours must relate to prevention of medical errors, including a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction, prevention and patient safety.​

How To Report Credits Through CE Broker: Baptist Health CME Program automatically reports any courses completed through our program.
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