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§ 1366.31. Approved Certifying Organizations.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 13. Medical Board of California
Chapter 3. Affiliated Healing Arts
Article 2. Medical Assistants
16 CCR § 1366.31
§ 1366.31. Approved Certifying Organizations.
(a) An organization that certifies medical assistants may apply to the Board for approval. This application shall include the following information:
(1) Name and address of the applicant;
(2) Applicant's federal employee identification number (FEIN);
(3) Name, address and telephone number of a contact person for the applicant;
(4) Documentation establishing that the applicant is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA);
(5) Name, address and telephone number of the organization that validated the applicant's certifying examination;
(6) Information sufficient to establish that the certifying organization meets the standards set forth in subsection (b).
(b) For purposes of Section 1366.3(c)(1), an organization that certifies medical assistants shall be approved if it meets all of the following standards:
(1) Requires all applicants for certification to successfully complete a psychometrically valid examination that is secure, is occupationally relevant and tests for the skills and procedures outlined in Section 1366;
(2) Has a requirement for certification of a medical assistant in one or more of the following:
(A) Graduation from a medical assistant training program meeting the requirements under Section 1366.3(a)(2);
(B) A minimum of two (2) years of experience as a practicing medical assistant within five (5) years immediately preceding the date of examination;
(C) Military training or schooling equivalent to that described in subsections (A) or (B) above;
(D) Employment at the time of certification as an instructor in an accredited medical assistant program or institution meeting the requirements under Section 1366.3(a)(2) for certification of a medical assistant;
(3) Requires its certificate holders to obtain a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education related to the practice of medical assistants over a five (5)-year period.
(c) A medical assistant certifying organization approved prior to the requirement for NCCA accreditation shall reapply for and obtain Board approval by meeting all of the requirements of this section by January 1, 2027, or its approval shall be terminated.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 2018 and 2071, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2069, 2070 and 2071, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 3-23-99; operative 4-22-99 (Register 99, No. 13).
2. Amendment filed 2-1-2022; operative 4-1-2022 (Register 2022, No. 5). (Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20.)
This database is current through 7/22/22 Register 2022, No. 29
16 CCR § 1366.31, 16 CA ADC § 1366.31
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