California Regulations Related to CME: Responsibilities of Accredited CME Providers

ACCME Highlights (10/08/20)

California-based accredited continuing medical education (CME) providers in the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) System are expected to comply with regulations requiring CME to cover cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. ACCME cannot supply legal advice, but it recommends providers consult with legal counsel concerning compliance with California's amended Business and Professions Code, Section 2190-9196.5, relating to physicians and surgeons, as revised by CA AB 1195 and 241. The council expects providers to adhere to state rules in compliance with the ACCME CME Program and Business Management Procedures Policy. Providers will be required to attest that they have complied with all ACCME requirements at both initial and reaccreditation, and during the yearly reporting process. This policy applies to all ACCME System providers, including ACCME-accredited providers and those accredited by a state medical society recognized as an accreditor by the council. California-based providers may be accredited by ACCME or by the California Medical Association.

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