Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-8 - PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS
Rule 360-8-.06 - Renewals and Continuing Education

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-8-.06

RULE 360-8-.06. Renewals and Continuing Education

(1) All active licenses must be renewed every two years. This may be done through mail. A pain management clinic may not operate after the expiration date of the license. A license must be renewed biennially by June 30th, and the licensee must establish satisfaction of Board-approved continuing education requirements to be eligible for renewal.

(2) All physicians owning and/or practicing in a pain management clinic must biennially document competence to the Board for purposes of renewal by providing one of the following:

(a) evidence of having obtained during the preceding two (2) years, twenty (20) hours of continuing medical education ("CME") pertaining to pain management or palliative medicine except as provided below. Such CME must be an AMA/AOA PRA Category I CME, a board approved CME program, or any federally approved CME. The CME obtained pursuant to this rule may count towards the CME required for individual physician license renewal; or

(i) All physicians owning and/or practicing in a pain management clinic that has a pain clinic license that has been active less than two years, must provide evidence of having obtained during that time, at least ten (10) hours of CME pertaining to pain management or palliative medicine. Such CME must be an AMA/AOA PRA Category I CME, a board approved CME program, or any federally approved CME. The CME obtained pursuant to this rule may count towards the CME required for individual physician license renewal;

(b) evidence of current certification or eligibility for certification in pain management or palliative medicine as approved by the Board. The Board recognizes certifications in pain medicine or palliative medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association, the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.

(3) Licensees have the right to obtain a late renewal of their licenses during the three (3) month period immediately following the expiration date. During this period, the penalty for late renewal applies. A pain management clinic may not operate after the expiration date of the license.

(4) The fee for renewals and late renewals shall be designated in the fee schedule.

(5) The Board shall administratively revoke any license not renewed prior to the expiration of the late renewal period. Such revocation removes all rights and privileges to operate a pain management clinic in this State. A license that is so revoked may only be reinstated in the sole discretion of the Board. Revocation for failure to renew may be reported to the public and to other state licensing boards, and will be reported as a revocation for failure to renew. Revocation for failure to renew is not considered a disciplinary revocation. However, the license may only be reinstated through application.

O.C.G.A. ยงยง43-34-5, 43-34-11, 43-34-283, 43-34-287.

(Original Rule entitled "Renewals and Continuing Education" adopted. F. June 23, 2014; eff. July 13, 2014. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. June 29, 2016; eff. July 19, 2016.)
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