By Preston Nunnelley, MD
President, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure is preparing for the start of another renewal cycle for all licensed physicians in the Commonwealth. Physicians holding an active medical or osteopathic license should have received a notice by mail with instructions to renew his/her license for 2016. In order to complete this renewal process, physicians are required to verify and update their unique licensure information and pay a renewal fee of $150. Please note physicians who choose to renew via a paper application must pay an additional fee of $10. The link to renew a medical or osteopathic license is now available on the Board’s website at www.kbml.ky.gov.
The Board would also like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest member, Dale Toney, M.D., who was recently appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear. Dr. Toney practices internal medicine in Lexington and filled the vacancy of the expired term of Jay Grider, D.O. The Board would to thank Dr. Grider for his service on the Board and his contributions to the medical community and citizens of the Commonwealth. In addition to Dr. Toney’s appointment, Gov. Beshear also reappointed Randel Gibson, D.O., of Mayfield, to serve another four-year term. Dr. Gibson is currently the chair of the Board’s Inquiry/Hearing Panel B.
In 2015 year, the Board promulgated a new regulation, 201 KAR 9:270, which set out the professional standards for prescribing or dispensing Buprenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with-Naloxone. This regulation has been in place for several months and the Board has been receiving feedback on its implementation. As a result, the Board identified a few areas that require modification and authorized Board staff to begin the process of amending the regulation. The amended regulation has now been filed and can be reviewed by visiting the Board’s website.
If you have a question for the Board, please feel free to contact our office via correspondence or via phone at (502) 429-7150.