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Pennsylvania state laws and regulations that affect your medical practice

1. How many hours of Continuing Medical Education are required each year?

2. What is the difference between Category 1 and Category 2 credit hours?


32. How will the State Board of Medicine Regulations know whether a physician has completed the necessary hours of CME?

The Board does not require a report of CME at the time of license renewal. The license renewal form will contain an area for physicians to attest that they have completed the required hours.

By attesting that the requirement is completed, a physician may be subject to a random audit by the Board of Medicine. If audited, a physician will need to show evidence of the completion of the required credit hours. Failure to produce the requested evidence will result in a fine and possible suspension of license.

Pennsylvania Medical Society, State CME Licensure Requirements for MDs

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