Iowa Board of Medicine Mandated CME

Chronic Pain and End-of-Life Training

Iowa-licensed physicians are required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 credits for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 credits for end-of-life care every five years.  These new requirements, which became effective August 17, 2011, are for physicians who provide primary care to patients (e.g., emergency physicians, family physicians, general practice physicians, internists, neurologists, pain medicine specialists, and psychiatrists.)

To get more information or to review a list of frequently asked questions, please click here to visit the Iowa Board of Medicine website.

 

Identifying and Reporting Abuse

The licensee shall complete the training as part of a Category 1 CME activity or an approved training program. The licensee may utilize Category 1 activity credit received for this training during the license period in which the training occurred to meet continuing education requirements.

An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health More information can be found at the Department of Public Health website: http://idph.iowa.gov/abuse-ed-review The board will also accept training programs offered by the Department of Human Services, the Department of Education, an area education agency, a school district, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, an Iowa college or university, or a similar state agency.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to children shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years. "A licensee who regularly provides health care to children" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, pediatricians, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to children.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years. "A licensee who regularly provides health care to adults" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to adults.

To get more information or to review a list of frequently asked questions, please click here to visit the Iowa Board of Medicine website.