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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The purpose of practice relevant CME is to enhance competence, performance, understanding of current standards of care, and patient outcomes. Each person licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine or surgery in Idaho is required to complete no less than 40 hours of practice relevant, Category 1, CME every two (2) years.

All education offered by institutions or organizations accredited by the ACCME and reciprocating organizations or the AOA are considered approved. Licensees must, at license renewal, provide a signed statement to the Board indicating compliance. The Board may conduct CME audits to verify compliance.

The Board may accept certification or recertification by a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in lieu of compliance with continuing education requirements during the cycle in which the certification or recertification is granted. The Board may also grant an exemption for full time participation in a residency or fellowship training at a professionally accredited institution.

The Board may condition, limit, suspend, or refuse to renew the license of any person whom the Board determines has failed to comply with the continuing education requirements of this chapter.