If you want to work as a physician, podiatrist, physician assistant, radiologist assistant, or acupuncturist in Mississippi, you must first obtain a license from the State Board of Medical Licensure. The requirements and process vary by profession and education. In general, you must have graduated from an accredited medical school, completed at least one year of postgraduate training, and passed the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and CS or the COMLEX Level 1, Level 2 CE, and PE. You must also submit a criminal background check and fingerprints.
If you work as a nurse, you must be licensed by the State Board of Nursing. You must have completed an approved nursing program, passed the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN (for RNs or LPNs) or the NACEP (for CNAs), submitted an online application with accompanying documentation and fees, and been fingerprinted.
Physician assistants in Mississippi must graduate from an accredited program, pass the PANCE, undergo a criminal background check and fingerprinting, and submit a physician supervision protocol for approval before practicing. The license application costs $550.
Physicians and podiatrists must renew their licenses annually by June 30. The renewal fee is $300. They must complete 40 hours of CME during a two-year cycle, including at least one hour of pain and symptom management CME and 5 hours related to prescribing controlled substances (for those holding a DEA number).
Physician assistants follow the same renewal timeframe, with a renewal fee of $150. They must complete 100 hours of CME over two years, including at least 50 hours of Category 1 CME and 20 hours related to controlled substance prescription (for those authorized).
Nurses renew their licenses every two years by December 31, with a fee of $100.00 for an RN license and $60.00 for an LPN license. They must also complete 20 hours of CME, including at least one hour of pain and symptom management CME.
To practice telehealth in Mississippi, you must obtain a license from the State Board of Medical Licensure. Exceptions are made when an MS-licensed physician requests an evaluation, treatment, or medical opinion and has already established a doctor/patient relationship.
To check the licensing status, use the State Board of Medical Licensure’s Licensee Lookup system. You can look up license information such as expiration dates, disciplinary proceedings, and documents by searching by name, city, license number, license type, or license status.
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