Home Table of Contents

§ 1379.27. Criteria for Acceptability of Courses.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 13. Medical Board of California
Chapter 4. Licensed Midwives
Article 4. Continuing Education
16 CCR § 1379.27
§ 1379.27. Criteria for Acceptability of Courses.
(a) Those courses and programs referred to in section 1379.26 above shall meet the following criteria in order to be acceptable to the division:
(1) Faculty -the course or program instructor shall: (A) be currently licensed or certified in his/her area of expertise, if appropriate, and (B) show evidence of specialized training which may include, but is not limited to, a certificate of training or an advanced degree in a given subject area. The curriculum vitae of all faculty members shall be kept on file.
(2) Rationale -The need for the course and how the need was determined shall be clearly stated and maintained on file.
(3) Course content -The content of the course or program shall be directly related to midwifery, patient care, community health or public health, preventive medicine, professional ethics, the Medical Practice Act, the Licensed Midwifery Practice Act, or improvement of the midwife-client relationship.
(4) Educational objectives -Each course or program shall clearly state educational objectives that can be realistically accomplished within the framework of the course.
(5) Method of instruction -Teaching methods for each course or program shall be described, e.g. lecture, seminar, audio-visual, simulation.
(6) Evaluation -Each course or program shall include an evaluation method which documents that the educational objectives have been met -for example, written examination or written evaluation by each participant.
(7) Attendance -A course provider shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant.
(b) The division will not give prior approval to individual courses or programs; however, the division will randomly audit courses or programs submitted for credit in addition to any course or program for which a complaint is received. If an audit is made, course providers will be asked to submit to the division documentation concerning each of the items described in subsection (a) above.
(c) Credit toward the required hours of continuing education will not be accepted for any course deemed unacceptable by the division after an audit has been made pursuant to this section.
Note: Authority cited: Section 2018, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 2518, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 7-8-97; operative 8-7-97 (Register 97, No. 28).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
16 CCR § 1379.27, 16 CA ADC § 1379.27
End of Document