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|CA CME Requirements|
OMBC announces Changes to CME cycle
Effective January 1, 2018 the Continuing Medical Education Cycle (CME) will change from three (3) to two (2) years. This change in the CME cycle will align with the two (2) year license renewal cycle. Under this new CME cycle change, licensees will have to complete 100 hours (to include a minimum of 40 AOA 1A or 1B hours). Physicians will be required to submit documentation of the 100 hours in the two (2) years preceding your license renewal. For more information regarding this change please click on the following link: http://www.ombc.ca.gov/licensees/change_in_cme_cycles.pdf
Continuing Medical Education Progress Report
Physicians shall report the total number of Continuing Medical Education credits to the Board. This may be accomplished by:
Waiver of Requirement
(a) Upon submittal of an application for waiver of CME requirements, the Board may, at its discretion, waive any of the requirements under special circumstances.
CME Requirement for Inactive License
(a) The holder of an inactive license is exempt from CME requirements.
Sanctions for Noncompliance
(a) Any physician who has not completed 150 hours of approved CME or the prorated share during the three-year period shall be ineligible for renewal of his or her license to practice medicine until such time as the deficient hours of CME are documented to the Board.
Approved Continuing Medical Education The following CME programs are approved for credit:
(a) Those programs certified by the AOA as Category I or II credit and those certified by the AMA and approved by the California Medical Association (CMA) as Category I.
Pain Management/Terminally Ill Patients
AB 487 adds Business and Professions Code 2190.5; requires all physicians complete a mandatory CME course in subjects of pain management and the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients. The one-time requirement of 12 hours shall be completed by all physicians and surgeons licensed on or after January 1, 2012 and shall be completed within four (4) years of their initial license or by their second renewal date, whichever occurs first. Pathology and Radiology specialists are exempt.