If you are an MD and haven't taken the child
abuse training required for license renewal yet, please don't wait. You
must complete state-approved child abuse recognition and reporting training and it
has to be processed by the state before
you will be permitted to renew your license.
Don't worry. The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has you
covered with a state-approved course. Once you have taken the course, PAMED
will send electronic verification to the state to be processed.
AHEAD: Don't wait until the last minute. Keep in mind that state processing
times are likely to be longer as the Dec. 31 deadline gets closer, and that the
state board is closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
The Department of State's website says that until electronic
verification is received from the approved course provider (PAMED does this
part for you if you take our course) and processed by the Department of State/Board
to verify that the licensee is in compliance and has completed the required
DHS/DOS approved child abuse recognition and reporting continuing education,
the licensee will not be permitted to renew their license.
We've also received the question: Can child abuse reporting
training count toward CME credits? Here's the clarification we
received from both state boards.
Still need CME to meet license renewal requirements? PAMED has more than 50 credits of
Need patient safety and risk management credits? PAMED has you
covered with our 2015 and 2016 editions of CME Consult.
Questions? You can contact PAMED's Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U
(855-726-3348) or KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org.