April 2, 2017 - In This Issue:
CME: Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Wednesday, April 19, 6 PM Dinner, 6:30 PM Presentation
MCMS Headquarters
15855 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Registration is Required for CDS Prescribers by July 1, 2017.  

The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to support providers and their patients in the safe and effective use of prescription drugs.

Join your colleagues for an overview of the PDMP's roll out and what it will mean for your practice, including:
  • How to comply with the Mandatory PDMP Registration for CDS Prescribers.
  • When PDMP use is required, and how frequently.
  • Through what mechanisms your practice can access the PDMP's information.
  • Guidelines for who may access PDMP data, and which patient's information you may access.
Presenter: Colleen George, Director of the MedChi Center for the Private Practice of Medicine

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers
Thursday, May 4, 5 PM Resources Reception, 7 PM Dinner & Meeting
Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

Please join us for a celebration of medicine in Montgomery County and to witness the changing of the guard as Dr. Lynne Diggs passes the gavel to Dr. Natasha Herz. Special Guests Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Governor Larry Hogan are invited to attend.  In addition to celebrating your new Executive Board, we take this opportunity to acknowledge our new members, 25- and 40-year members, and recipients of President's Awards. We'll see you on May 4!
Maryland Board of Physicians Requires 
Criminal History Record Checks
Effective October 1, 2016

This is a friendly reminder that the Maryland Board of Physicians now requires Criminal History Record Checks (CHRC) for renewals, reinstatements, and initial physician license applications, effective October 1, 2016.  


Physicians must complete and submit a CHRC with their license applications. Failure to submit to a Criminal History Record Check may result in a disciplinary action by the Board. Click here for more information and next steps.


If you or a colleague have a criminal item to report and have not self-reported yet, please reach out to MedChi prior to completing the CHRC. As your professional resource, MedChi is here is keep you informed. If you have any questions about the new law, please contact MedChi at info@medchi.org or 1-800-492-1056.
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