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PDFWAC 246-922-310

Categories of creditable podiatric continuing medical education activities.

To meet the requirements of WAC 246-922-300, a podiatric physician and surgeon shall earn continuing medical education in the following board-approved categories; such activities may be obtained through in-person or remote attendance, or through interactive online or prerecorded courses:
(1) Category 1 - A minimum of 40 hours; however, all 100 credit hours may be earned in this category. Category 1 activities include:
(a) Scientific courses or seminars approved, offered, or sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association and its component societies and affiliated and related organizations;
(b) Scientific courses or seminars offered or sponsored by entities such as the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Physical Therapy Association when offering or sponsoring continuing medical education programs related to podiatric medicine; and
(c) Scientific courses or seminars accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education.
(2) Category 2 - A maximum of 50 hours. Category 2 activities include courses or seminars related to health care delivery offered or sponsored by entities such as nonprofit organizations, other proprietary organizations, and individuals when offering or sponsoring continuing medical education in health care delivery.
(3) Category 3 - A maximum of 60 hours. Category 3 credit hours and activities include:
(a) Up to 30 hours through teaching, lecturing, and publishing in a peer-reviewed, scientific journal or textbook;
(b) Up to 30 hours through online prerecorded or remote-attended study and programs not otherwise specified in subsection (1) or (2) of this section;
(c) Up to 30 hours through self-study including, but not limited to, specialty board examination preparation, reading books, papers, and publications, participating in journal clubs, or viewing or attending exhibits; and
(d) Up to 30 hours for participation in a health care institution or government agency:
(i) Peer-review committee;
(ii) Staff committee for subjects including, but not limited to, quality of care, utilization review, credentialing, bylaws, and medical records;
(iii) Surgical privilege credentialing to include proctoring activity; or
(iv) Serving as a board member on the podiatric medical board.
(4) One contact hour is defined as a typical 50-minute classroom instructional session or its equivalent.
(5) The board will not give prior approval for any continuing medical education. The board will accept any continuing medical education that reasonably falls within these regulations and relies upon the integrity of each individual podiatric physician and surgeon to comply with these requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.22.015. WSR 22-20-092, § 246-922-310, filed 10/4/22, effective 11/4/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.22.005, 18.22.015, and 18.130.050. WSR 16-01-106, § 246-922-310, filed 12/16/15, effective 10/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.22.015. WSR 99-20-096, § 246-922-310, filed 10/5/99, effective 11/5/99; WSR 94-05-051, § 246-922-310, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94; WSR 91-10-041 (Order 158B), § 246-922-310, filed 4/25/91, effective 5/26/91.]
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