Notice of Variances and Waivers

Board of Medicine
64B8-9.0131: Training Requirements for Physicians Practicing in Pain Management Clinics
The Board of Medicine hereby gives notice:
That on February 20, 2012, an Order was filed on the Petition for Waiver or Variance. The Petition for Waiver or Variance was filed by Charles R. Stark, M.D., on December 22, 2011, seeking a waiver or variance from Rule 64B8-9.0131, F.A.C., with regard to the requirement for continuing medical education (CME) for practice in a pain management clinic. The Notice was published in Vol. 38, No. 2, of the Florida Administrative Weekly, on January 13, 2012. The Board, at its meeting held on February 3, 2012, voted to deny Petition for Waiver or Variance finding that Petitioner did not demonstrate that he has completed any training that would otherwise make him qualified to continue to practice pain management in a pain management clinic in a safe and competent manner through January 1, 2014. Therefore, the Board opined that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that he has met the purpose of the underlying statute by some other means.
A copy of the Order or additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Board of Medicine, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3053.