Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse (CME)

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019


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NOTE TO COMPLETERS: When registering to complete the last step, the assessment, it is important that you complete all required fields as indicated, and that the data you enter matches your licensing record on file with the Department of State. Failing to enter required data, or entering false data, will delay the match process and stall your license renewal

Take the following steps to complete this 2019-2020 online course:

FOR LICENSE RENEWAL

For the 2 hour course – existing license - renewals only

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For state requirements, your personal information entered at the beginning of the assessment must match your license record in order to receive credit. Your course completion data will be transferred to the Department of State and your CME credits will automatically be entered in Tracker. It could take at least 3 days for the state to receive and accept your information which is contingent upon the data you entered for the assessment matches your licensing record on file with the Department of State.

      FOR INITIAL LICENSE APPLICANTS

For the 3 hour course – initial license application only

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For state requirements, your personal information entered at the beginning of the assessment must match your license record in order to receive credit. We recommend you submit your license application to the Department of State (DOS) before completing this course. PAMED will automatically transfer your course completion data to DOS and your CME credits will be tracked in your profile within our online CME platform. It could take at least 3 days for the state to receive and accept your information which is contingent upon the data you entered for the assessment matching your licensing record on file with DOS.

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If you are a physician who does not have a U.S. social security number, you must also complete the required SSN Waiver form and email a completed copy to CMEadmin@pamedsoc.org. Your record cannot be processed without an accompanying waiver form.

For state requirements, your personal information entered at the beginning of the assessment must match your license record in order to receive credit. Your course completion data will be transferred to the Department of State and your CME credits will automatically be entered in Tracker. It could take at least 3 days for the state to receive and accept your information which is contingent upon the data you entered for the assessment matches your licensing record on file with the Department of State.

Some physicians who are already licensed have taken a three-hour child abuse reporting and recognition course and are asking if all three hours can be counted toward the medical license renewal requirement of 100 total credit hours of CME in the two-year license cycle.

PAMED reached out to The State Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine on this issue. We have received the following clarification which applies to both MDs and DOs:

  • Physicians holding existing Pennsylvania licenses will only receive credit for two hours of training at renewal, regardless of whether a physician chose to complete a three-hour course.
  • The two hours of required training may be counted toward the 100 hours of the total CME required for biennial license renewal. However, the additional hour cannot be used towards fulfilling your other CME requirements.

Cost

This course is only available for PAMED members. 

Objectives - At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review Pennsylvania's child welfare system structure and differentiate between child protective services and general protective services.
  • Outline key changes in Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law that apply to physicians as mandated reporters, including the expanded legal definition of child abuse and new reporting obligations.
  • Describe the roles, rights and responsibilities of physicians and applicable office staff as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse.
  • Assess potential signs and symptoms of child abuse and other indicators that would require a report of suspected child abuse.
    Utilize prescribed reporting channels and processes to report suspected child abuse via telephone or the Internet.

Accreditation and designation information

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ or 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ .

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring material.

Activity Development Team

  • David J. Turkewitz, MD, FAAP, Activity Director, content reviewer, case development, pediatrics & emergency medicine
  • Gail A. Edelsohn, MD, MSPH, Case development, psychiatry
  • Ralph J. Riviello, MD, FACEP, Case development, emergency medicine
  • Ayesha Silman, MD, Case development, psychiatry
  • Jane A. Weida, MD, FAAFP Case development, family medicine
  • Angela O. Boateng, JD, Content development, presenter, regulatory counsel
  • Leslie B. Howell, CHCP, Content development, content design
  • Elizabeth B. Metz, JD, Content development, general counsel

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This activity was designed to comply with state CME requirements for patient-safety CME.

Enduring material posted: Jan. 2, 2019

Enduring material expires: Dec. 31, 2020

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  1. Pennsylvania Medical Society | Oct 28, 2020

    Thanks very much to all the physicians who have commented recently.

    Our Knowledge Center is in the process or reaching out to you to offer additional assistance.

    If you have CME questions, please contact our Knowledge Center at KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org or 800-228-7823. This will ensure that your question is addressed promptly.

    Thank you!

     

  2. Jongming Li | Oct 27, 2020

    Hi, 

    Thank you very much for email me back earlier.

    I am not a member currently. I completed the license renewal course earlier,  Opioids Crisis: Identifying Addiction and Referral to Treatment.

    Will this course completion data will be transferred to the Department of State?

     

    Best

     

    Thank you very much

     

    jongming li

  3. Ronald Hrebinko | Oct 25, 2020
    instead of asking us about ways to mitigate physician "burnout", how about streamlining this process? it is bad enough that an adult urologist has to take a child abuse course every 2 years to begin with, let alone torture us with the process of signing up!
  4. Olga Kravchuk | Oct 23, 2020
    Renewed my PAMED membership to be able to do Child Abuse CME. Despite logging in and out and waiting after joining, the Catalog only shows me non-member/non-physician courses and I cannot do the CME I need for license renewal. Please help.
  5. Jongming Li | Oct 23, 2020

    I have registered. I am unable to get the Child abuse course license renewal. Can someone help me.

    Thank you.

     

    jongming li

  6. John Pagana | Oct 16, 2020
    I am very interested in this topic
  7. Pennsylvania Medical Society | Oct 07, 2020

    Dr. Shalts, 

    Thanks for your interest in PAMED's Child Abuse Recognition CME course. A member of our Knowledge Center team has reached out to provide further assistance.

    If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (800) 228-7823 or KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org.

     

  8. EDWARD SHALTS | Oct 05, 2020
    I have registered and also unable to get the Child abuse course for initial applicants. I so see only Opiod courses
  9. Pennsylvania Medical Society | Sep 29, 2020

    Dr. Mahdi, thanks for letting us know you are having difficulty completing the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting course. A member of our Knowledge Center team will be reaching out to assist you. 

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 800-228-7823 or KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org with any questions about CME or your membership.

  10. Haider Mahdi | Sep 27, 2020
    I am not able to take the course. I have joined as a member but still not able to get into it. Can you help
  11. David Kasputis | Aug 30, 2020
    very good
  12. Edwin Malloy | May 07, 2020
    excelent course
  13. Edwin Malloy | May 07, 2020
    excellent corse

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