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Effective July 1, 2014, all prescribers who hold a current federal drug enforcement administration (DEA) license and who prescribe controlled substances shall be required to complete a minimum of two (2) hours of continuing education related to controlled substance prescribing. Accordingly, licensees who are scheduled to renew in 2015 must complete two (2) hours of continuing medical education in controlled substance prescribing by December 31, 2014. Some exceptions apply.
Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.
By signing the renewal application form, licensees affirm that they have met this requirement. The Department of Health will be auditing licensees to determine and confirm compliance.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-1-402.
In order to maintain continued competence, the board requires the nurse to have practiced in nursing in the last five (5) years and additionally, the Board sets out standards of competence and requirements to maintain competence. For complete instructions see the link below: