Section 34-24-606

Training requirements.

Each physician serving as the medical director at a practice location shall meet at least one of the following requirements:

(1) Successful completion of a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, addiction medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, family practice, preventive medicine, internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics, or psychiatry approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.

(2) Board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, addiction medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, family practice, preventive medicine, internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics, or psychiatry approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.

(3) Specialty certification in pain management, pain medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, geriatric medicine, rheumatology, hematology, medical oncology, gynecologic oncology, infectious disease, pediatric hematology-oncology, or pediatric rheumatology recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.

(4) Board certification by the American Board of Pain Medicine.

(5) Board certification by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.

(6) At least one of the following:

a. Completion of 40 in-person, live participatory AMA PRA Category 1 Credit or AOA Category 1-A credits in the area of pain management completed within three years of implementation of this article or prior to serving as a medical director for the practice location, whichever of them is most recent.

b. Completion of a board approved course of medical education in the area of prescribing controlled substances completed within three years of implementation of this article or prior to serving as medical director for the practice location, whichever of them is most recent, and completion of 40 in-person, live participatory AMA PRA Category 1 Credit or AOA Category 1-A credits in the area of pain management within three years of commencement of service as medical director.

(Act 2013-257, p. 673, §1.)