You are exempt from the CME requirement if you:
Credit for programs designated to confer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ sponsored or conducted by entities accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama or by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor or conduct Continuing Medical Education Programs that confer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. See the AMA's web page concerning CME.
The following courses have been deemed by the Board and Commission to be equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™:
The 2010 revision of The Physician's Recognition Award and credit system provides for physicians to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ directly from the AMA for the following activities (please review the booklet for full details):
To claim credit for these activities the physician should apply to the AMA for a certificate indicating the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ awarded for completion of each activity. Information and the direct credit application can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/directcredit.
If in doubt, check with the provider of the activity before taking the course. Also see the AMA's CME frequently asked questions page.
A random audit of physicians ands assistants to physicians is completed annually. Chosen licenseess will receive a letter requesting documentation of having met the requirement or of exemption. Do not send CME documentation to the Board unless you have been requested to do so.
The Board has the authority to file formal charges with the Medical Licensure Commission on an unprofessional conduct ground and to seek penalties such as reprimands and fines. For assistants to physicians, the Board has the authority to order a hearing and seek penalties such as reprimands and fines. Discipline for not having met the CME requirements is public, reportable to the National Practitioner Data Bank and Federation of State Medical Boards, the licensee's name is listed in the Board Newsletter & Report and at the Board's web site, and is available through the web site licensee search. Disciplinary actions are permanently attached to a licensee's file.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) accredit providers to confer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.