Featured | APR 26, 2017

New York CME Requirements 2017

New York MDs, DOs, and PAs: No specific credits, but infection control recommended. Other healthcare pros have specific requirements, incl. Child Abuse, pain management.


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MD / DO / PA

Number of Credits Required None

Infection control credits are recommended 

Term 2 years


  • Dental hygienists, dentists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, registered professional nurses and specialist assistants: Required to complete course work or training in Infection Control at initial licensure and every four years thereafter. In addition, licensee must complete a one-time requirement of 2 hours in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting. Those authorized to prescribe controlled substances are required to complete at least 3 hours of training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction by July 1, 2017, and every 3 years thereafter.

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