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Medical Board Changes CME Requirements

50 hours needed every two years

The Medical Board of California changed its requirements regarding Continuing Medical Education effective Jan. 12, 2009.

Starting with re-licensure in 2009, physicians will be required to complete 50 CME hours or credits during each two-year licensure period, rather than 100 hours every four years as previously required.

Under the new requirements, if a physician's license expires on April 1, 2009, the doctor must show CME activities totaling 50 American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award Category 1 credits acquired between April 1, 2007, and March 31, 2009.