(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.
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
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
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
(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.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R.
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.