The West Virginia State Medical Association
has recently completed work on its online program for Best Practice
Prescribing of Controlled Substances Training and Drug Diversion
Training. The Continuing Medical Education Program meets the state
requirements as mandated by 30- 1-7a and Legislative Rules 11CSR6
and 11CSR1B. Those successfully completing this training will
receive the necessary 3 hours of AMA Category 1 CME which will be
required as part of license renewal criteria for all licensees of
the Board of Medicine beginning in May 2014.
To begin this training
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR PHYSICIANS
Over the past
year the Board of Medicine has been working with the Federation of State
Medical Boards to make available the Uniform Application process to those
physicians seeking Medical Licensure in West Virginia. The Uniform
Application is an online process which permits physicians to incorporate
information and documentation from their FCVS verification packet if they
have developed one. For a onetime fee it also permits the application
information to be stored, if the applicant chooses, so that it can be
utilized for licensing applications in other states.
After many months
of work and upon the recommendation of the Licensure Committee, the Board at
its May 20, 2013, meeting gave final approval to adopt the
Uniform Application for West Virginia.
Application may be used by initial applicants for a permanent medical
license and those physicians seeking reactivation of their previously held
West Virginia license that has been expired for more than one year.
You may access
the Uniform Application by clicking on “Applications” in the left hand
column of this home page.
The WV Board of Medicine has partnered with Veridoc, Inc., to offer a
fully automated, internet-based, license verification system for medical
doctors and physician assistants
requiring a hard-copy verification. More information regarding
this new arrangement may be found on our SERVICES
To obtain a written verification, visit
West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program, Inc.,
provides monitoring services to licensees (M.D.'s, D.P.M.'s, and P.A.-C.'s)
with dependency, addiction, and mental health disorders while they pursue
treatment and recovery for the same. Confidential participation in this
physician health program is assured in instances where the licensee
voluntarily self reports and remains in compliance with the program's
requirements. This program was formally established five years ago, and
WVMPHP, Inc., with a 1000% growth in participants during this period, the
WVMPHP continues to actively make medical professionals and the health
service industry statewide aware of its services and to provide education
regarding the issues of substance abuse and dependency.
The WVMPHP's website address is
The Bridgeport Office of WVMPHP, Inc., is located at 680 Genesis Boulevard,
Suite #201, Bridgeport, WV 26330, telephone 304.933.1030, fax 304.933.1006.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
P. Bradley Hall, M.D., Executive Medical Director, may be reached at
Linda Allman, Case Manager, located in the Bridgeport Office, may be reached
West Virginia State Law,
Virginia Code §
60A-4-410, provides that it is a misdemeanor for a
patient, in an attempt to obtain a prescription for a controlled substance,
to knowingly withhold from a practitioner, that the patient has
obtained a controlled substance prescription of the same or similar
therapeutic use in a concurrent time period from another practitioner. Upon
conviction, a fine and imprisonment may be imposed. For a Notice of the law
which may be downloaded and placed in a practitioner’s office,
CLICK HERE. (You will
need Adobe Reader to open and print this file.)