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§ 1640. Criteria for Approval of CME Programs.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 16. Osteopathic Medical Board of California
Article 9. Continuing Medical Education (Refs & Annos)
16 CCR § 1640
§ 1640. Criteria for Approval of CME Programs.
(a) Each program in which a licensee participates shall be administered in a responsible, professional manner.
(b) Programs referred to in Section 1639(c) shall be measured on a clock-hour to clock-hour basis and shall meet the following criteria in order to be approved by the Board:
(1) Faculty: The program organizer shall have a faculty appointment in an educational institution accredited or approved pursuant to Education Code Section 94310 or 94312, or be qualified in other specialized fields directly related to the practice of medicine. The curriculum vitae of all faculty members and organizers shall be kept on file by the program organizer.
(2) Rationale: The need for the program and how the need was determined shall be clearly stated and maintained on file by the program organizer.
(3) Program Content: Program content shall be directly related to patient care, community or public health.
(4) Educational Objectives: Each program shall clearly state educational objectives that can be realistically accomplished within the framework of the program.
(5) Method of Instruction: Teaching methods for each program shall be described, e.g., lecture, seminar, audio-visual, simulation, workshops or other acceptable modalities.
(6) Evaluation: Each program shall include an evaluation method which documents that educational objectives have been met, e.g., written evaluation by each participant (questionnaire).
(7) Course organizers shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant.
(c) The Board 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 organizers will be asked to submit to the Board:
(1) Organizer(s) faculty curriculum vitae;
(2) Rationale for course;
(3) Course content;
(4) Educational objectives;
(5) Teaching methods;
(6) Evidence of evaluation;
(7) Attendance records.
(d) Credit toward the required hours of continuing education will not be received for any course deemed unacceptable by the Board after an audit has been made pursuant to this section.
Note: Authority cited: Osteopathic Act (Initiative Measure, Stats. 1923, p. xciii), Section 1; and Section 3600-1, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2190 and 2452, Business and Professions Code.
1. Repealer of Chapter 16 (Sections 1600-1697, not consecutive) and new Chapter 16 (Sections 1600-1697, not consecutive and Appendix) filed 12-10-87; operative 1-9-88 (Register 87, No. 52). For prior history, see Registers 81, No. 50; 81, No. 36; 81, No. 9; 80, No. 40; 78, No. 15; 77, No. 21; and 63, No. 25.
This database is current through 6/24/22 Register 2022, No. 25
16 CCR § 1640, 16 CA ADC § 1640
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