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Renewed commitment at Md.'s physicians board

Renewed commitment at Md.'s physicians board

Gov. Larry Hogan's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force recently issued its final report, a section of which highlighted the Maryland Board of Physicians' mandate of continuing education related to proper opioid prescribing. The task force recommended that other health occupation boards in the state prescribe similar educational initiatives for their licensees. This recognition is especially important to the Board of Physicians because our position is that doctors do play a central role — both good and bad — in the statewide overdose epidemic. The board stood its ground and promulgated this new regulation of mandatory continuing education for the sake of public health, and...

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