Osteopathic physicians are reminded that the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine’s (SBOM) 2014-2016 licensure cycle ends on October 31, 2016.
The SBOM requires the following for license renewal:
• A minimum of 100 CME credits between November 1, 2014, and October 31, 2016;
• A minimum of 20 Category 1A AOA credits;
• A minimum of 12 patient safety/risk management credits (Category 1 or Category 2);
• A minimum of 2 hours of board-approved education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements.
Approved activities in the area of patient safety/risk management may include the following topics: improving medical records and record keeping; reducing medical errors; professional conduct and ethics; improving communications; preventive medicine; and health care quality improvements. Patient safety/risk management credits must be documented by an AOA, ACCME, AMA or AAFP accredited sponsor (institution, health system, professional association, etc.).
The 12 hours of patient safety/risk management credits and two hours of child abuse recognition and reporting are not required by the American Osteopathic Association, but are mandatory for Pennsylvania licensure renewal.
Please note: If you are a POMA member, we can affirm how many credits you have earned for all POMA Foundation-sponsored programs. However, if you have not completed your CME reporting forms and returned them to the POMA Central Office, you will not receive credit. Any credits not earned through the POMA must be sent to the Central Office via fax to (717) 939-7255 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for us to record them.
To contact the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, call (717) 783-4858, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/OsteopathicMedicine/Pages/default.aspx.