Physician License Renewal

Mandatory Education for Physician License Renewal

The GA Composite Medical Board has made changes to physician licensure renewals in 2023. There are new, mandatory requirements regarding:

  • DEA MATE Learning Requirements (8 hours)
    On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted a new one-time requirement which went into effect on June 27, 2023, for any Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioner (except for veterinarians) to complete eight hours of training “on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.” CME activities listed on this page can be taken in any combination to fulfill the eight-hour requirement.  

    If you have not met this specific eight-hour training requirement yet, the deadline to do so is the date of a practitioner’s next scheduled DEA registration submission. 

    The NGHS CME department offers a variety of educational activities to help physicians and other practitioners complete their eight hours of training. It’s important to note that the education training does not have to occur in one session.  

    Watch the DEA MATE Learning Series Videos on YouTube

  • Professional Boundaries & Sexual Misconduct (2 hours)
    All physicians need to complete these requirements once during their career and may count toward the required 40 hours of continuing education per licensure cycle, if meeting other CME guidelines.

DEA Requirements

The education options linked below on DEA requirements are provided as a courtesy for physicians:

All providers with an NGHS email can create an institutional account with CAPC (at no cost) and take the Pain CME that will help fulfill the DEA requirements for licensing. Additionally, you will have access to all education material at CAPC related to palliative care, symptom management, and disease trajectory.  Physicians can earn CME and ABIM MoC points for free.

Professional Boundaries & Physician Misconduct

The education options linked below provide one-time education and training, for a minimum of two hours, regarding Professional Boundaries and Physician Misconduct as a courtesy for physicians: