Renewal Requirement for Alzheimer's Disease Continuing Medical Education (CME)

For Physicians who serve an adult population.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

THE LAW - Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 112, section 2:

“The board shall require that any continuing education requirements necessary for the renewal of a physician's certificate of registration include the 1–time completion of a course of training and education on the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and dementia; provided, however, that this course requirement shall only apply to physicians who serve adult populations.”

                                                                                                                      St. 2018, c. 220


  • This is a One-time requirement.

  • The requirement is for a minimum of 1.00 CME credit (1 hour)

  • This is required for renewing licensees only, not initial or limited licensees.

  • Courses taken in past education or training can satisfy the requirement.

  • The requirement only applies to physicians who serve adult populations.

  • The Board of Medicine has waived this requirement until Dec. 31, 2020.

  • You must complete this requirement by Nov. 7, 2022.

Please see the resources below for additional information and options for eligible courses.

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