Here's what you need to renew your Kentucky Physician license.
Physicians authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances in Kentucky to complete 4.5 hours of Board approved Category I CME relating to the use of KASPER, pain management, addiction disorders, or a combination of two or more those subjects. A physician may satisfy this requirement by completing a single approved program of 4.5 hours or longer or by completing multiple approved programs for a total of 4.5 hours.
HB 157 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2014 requires pediatricians, radiologists, family practitioners, and emergency medicine and urgent care physicians to complete a onetime one (1) hour of training on this subject that is approved by the Board prior to December 31, 2017. Future licensed physicians in the above mentioned specialties must complete the 1 hour course within 5 years of licensure.
For each three (3) year of continuing education cycle, each DEA-licensed prescriber of Bu-prenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with-Naloxone shall complete at least twelve (12) hours of continuing medical education certified in Category 1 specific to addiction medicine as part of the required continuing medical education hours set forth in 201 KAR 9:310.
Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.