In order to retain their Florida licenses, osteopathic physicians must earn a set number of hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Each physician must complete a total of 40 CME hours, 20 of which must be AOA Category 1-A.
Included in the 40 hours, there are five (5) mandatory hours required for Florida relicensure (each licensure period) and cannot be taken by correspondence. The following must be LIVE, PARTICIPATORY credits:
2 hours of Prevention of Medical Errors
1 hour of Professional and Medical Ethics
1 hour of Florida Laws & Rules
1 hour of Federal and State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances
In addition to the above 5 hours, you are required to take 2 hours of Domestice Violence every 6 years. This may be taken by correspondence:
2 hours of Domestic Violence every 6 years starting 4/1/06
FOR NEW LICENSEES ONLY:
1 hour of HIV/AIDS must be taken before the end of your FIRST licensure renewal. All those that are not in their first two years of licensure are NOT REQUIRED to take an HIV/AIDS course.
Only 8 Hours of Correspondences courses can be counted towards your 40 total hours required for relicensure.
REMEMBER: Any FOMA CME meeting you attend you will receive ALL of your MANDATORY hours and those hours will be reported to CE Broker and the AOA for you as a member benefit !
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To help Florida's osteopathic physicians earn these credits, the FOMA holds two meetings each year. Our Annual Convention is held each spring in Fort Lauderdale and our Mid-Year Seminar is held each fall in Tampa. Discounts on registration rates are available to all FOMA members.