Continuing Medical Education
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) NEW REGULATIONS:
Effective January 12, 2009, California Code of Regulations Title 16, §1336 requires licensees to complete at least 50 hours of approved CME during each biennial renewal cycle. For more information click, HERE.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a mandatory requirement established by California law to create the most competent licensing population possible, thereby enhancing consumer protection. Initial regulations were adopted in December 1976. These regulations have been subsequently amended. This information reflects the most recent revisions as of 2009.
All CME courses must be Category 1-approved. Category 1 means courses that directly relate to one of the following: patient care, community or public health, preventive medicine, quality assurance or improvement, risk management, health facility standards, the legal aspects of clinical medicine, bioethics, professional ethics, or improvement of the physician-patient relationship.
Courses approved by the Licensing Program for Category 1 CME include programs that are approved by the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association and programs that qualify for prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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