TMA Has Your Mandated CME – For Free

There are five topics that physicians and their staff must receive training on regularly per state and federal requirements, and the TMA Education Center offers programs to meet those mandates.   

All these programs are free to members and their staff as a benefit of membership, saving members $200 or more per program or more than $2,000 combined. Find them in the TMA Education Center under the Opioid and Mandated Trainings topics.  


  • Human trafficking: Meets all required Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Human Trafficking Training Standards, is approved by HHSC in accordance with House Bill 2059 (2019), and addresses how to recognize, screen for, and report suspected human trafficking. 
  • Pain management and the prescribing and monitoring of controlled substances required by the Texas Medical Board: State requirement for a total of 2 hours of formal CME that count as ethics credit and addresses:
    • Best practices, alternative treatment options, and multimodal approaches to pain management that may include physical therapy, psychotherapy, and other treatments;
    • Safe and effective pain management related to the prescription of opioids and other controlled substances, including education regarding standards of care; identification of drug-seeking behavior in patients; and effectively communicating with patients about the prescription of an opioid or other controlled substances; and 
    • Prescribing and monitoring of controlled substances.  


  • OSHA: Federal requirement for annual training for all health care workers. 
  • Treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders required for all U.S. DEA-registered practitioners: Federal requirement, one-time 8 hours of specified training.   

Federal and state: 

  • HIPAA and Texas medical privacy laws: Federal and state requirements annually, regularly, and/or within 90 days of hiring.   

TMA’s Education Center also has dozens of other courses you can find anytime, available at no cost to members thanks to TMA Insurance Trust. 

Disclaimer: Participation in this program in no way implies the participant has fully met the federally and state-mandated training requirements. Participants are solely responsible for ensuring any mandated training requirements are completed.

Last Updated On

October 23, 2023

Originally Published On

October 23, 2023

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