Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse (CME)


 

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 VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ 

When completing the last step in the course, the "Required Fields for Licensure" section, you must enter the requested personal data and ensure that it is identical to your license information on file with the Department of State. Failure to enter required data, purposely entering false data, or mistakenly entering data that does not match your license information on file with the Department of State can delay confirmation of completion of the course and stall your license renewal.

 

2-HOUR CME COURSE FOR LICENSE RENEWAL


This 2-hour course is a PAMED member only program for physicians seeking to renew a license and offers CME credit. You will not see this in your catalog unless you are a member, JOIN NOW

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In order for your course completion to be confirmed by the Department of State, the personal information you are required to enter as the last step in the course must match the information in your license record exactly. The automatic transfer of your course completion to the Department of State and matching to your license file usually
takes 3 business days, provided the personal data you entered matches your license information on file. If the data entered doesn't match the information on file with the Department of State, your license renewal will be stalled.



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3-HOUR NON-CME COURSE FOR INITIAL LICENSE APPLICANTS


The three-hour child abuse reporting course is for initial licensees and does not offer CME credit. 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. You will not see this in your catalog unless you are a member, JOIN NOW

 

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In order for your course completion to be confirmed by the Department of State, the personal information you are required to enter as the last step in the course must match the information in your license application exactly.
You mustsubmit your license application to the Department of State before completing this course. The automatic transfer of your course completion to the Department of State and matching to your license file usually takes 3 business days, provided the personal data you entered matches your license application information on file. If the data entered doesn't match the information on file with the Department of State, your license application will be stalled.

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. 


Cost

The courses are free and 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)™ .

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

 



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No one involved in the planning or delivery of this activity has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.  This activity was designed to comply with content requirements for state-mandated patient-safety/risk management CME.

 

Enduring material posted: Jan. 2, 2019
Enduring material reviewed: March 2021
Enduring material expires: Dec. 31, 2022

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