Florida CME Requirements

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Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MDs)

Annual State CME Requirements for Florida
40 total hours every 2 years
✔ 2 Medical Error (must include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.).
✔ 40 AMA Approved Credits.
✔ 2 Domestic Violence (Every 3rd Renewal Period).
✔ 5 First-time renewers must also complete (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.

Every physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 458, F.S., shall be required to complete 40 hours of continuing medical education courses approved by the Board in the 24 months preceding each biennial renewal period as established by the Department.

As part of every third biennial renewal licensure period, all licensees shall complete two (2) hours of training in domestic violence

Upon a licensee’s first renewal of licensure, the licensee must document the completion of one (1) hour of Category I American Medical Association Continuing Medical Education which includes the topics of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Completion of two hours of continuing medical education relating to prevention of medical errors which includes a study of root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety

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Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register RULE: 64B8-13.005 Continuing Education for Biennial Renewal

Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (DOs)

Annual State CME Requirements for Florida
40 total hours every 2 years
✔ 20 AOA Category 1-A Credits.
✔ 40 AMA Approved Credits.
✔ 15 AOA or AMA Approved Hours.
✔ 5 Live Hours (See License Description).
✔ 5 On every third renewal cycle, 2 hours on Domestic Violence.
✔ 5 First-time renewers must also complete (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.

(1)(a) Every person licensed pursuant to chapter 459, F.S., except those licensed as physician assistants pursuant to section 459.022, F.S., shall be required to complete forty (40) hours of continuing medical education courses approved by the Board in the twenty-four (24) months preceding each biennial renewal period as established by the Department.

Five of the continuing medical education hours for renewal shall include a one hour Risk Management Course, one hour Florida Laws and Rules, one hour on the laws regarding the use and abuses of controlled substances, and two hours Prevention of Medical Errors Course. Beginning in the 2010-2012 licensure biennium, five of the continuing medical hours for renewal shall include one hour of professional and medical ethics education, one hour Florida Laws and Rules, one hour on the federal and state laws related to the prescribing of controlled substances, and a two hour Prevention of Medical Errors Course.

(b) A licensee shall not be required to complete continuing medical education if the initial license is issued subsequent to July 1 of the second year of the biennium, except as found in paragraph 64B15-13.001(1)(a), F.A.C.
(c) A licensee shall complete a two (2) hour Domestic Violence Course as part of every third biennial renewal of licensure.
(d) A licensee shall complete a one (1) hour HIV/AIDS course no later than upon first biennial renewal of licensure.

(2) At least twenty (20) of the forty (40) hours of the continuing medical education required under this rule shall be American Osteopathic Association approved Category I-A continuing education related to the practice of osteopathic medicine or under osteopathic auspices.

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Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register RULE: 64B15-13.001 Continuing Education for Biennial Renewal

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