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Board of Podiatry Alert

Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Libby Maynard
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MPMS recently received updated information for CE requirements for licensed podiatrists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The updated regulations state:

(1) Each licensee shall present satisfactory evidence to the Board that in the previous 12 months he or she attended an educational conference(s) or program(s) approved by the Board for not less than 15 CME credits: provided however, that the Board may exempt from this requirement licensees who submit satisfactory proof that they were unable to attend an educational conference or program because of illness or other good cause. Requests for a waiver of the CME requirement due to special circumstances must be submitted in writing and directed to the Secretary of the Board. Only CME credits which have specifically been approved by the Board may be used to meet this requirement. Courses or programs approved for CME credit by the APMA or the Council of Pediatric Medical Education are approved by the Board.

(2) Opioid Education and Pain Management Training. At least one credit of CME taken in the previous one year shall be in pain management training, pursuant to St. 2010, c. 283. Pain management training shall include, but not be limited to, training in how to identify patients at high risk for substance abuse and training in how to counsel patients on the side effects, addictive nature and proper storage and disposal of prescription medicines.

Please contact the board of registration in podiatry with additional questions. Click here to view the full regulation.