Administrative and Regulatory Actions: Protecting Your Practice (The Doctor's Advocate CME)

Description

Healthcare practitioners, including physicians, dentists, and advanced practice clinicians, need to understand the roles of their professional licensing board and state and federal agencies to protect the public. Administrative licensing boards determine competence to practice in the state and requirements to maintain licensure. The boards also investigate complaints made by the public against practitioners. State and federal regulatory agencies monitor continuing compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. By reviewing the common types of complaints and practice allegations, practitioners can maintain good standing with their professional licensing board and avoid investigations by regulatory agencies.

Course ID #: TDE 221096.0 Issue Date: 6/27/2022 Expiration Date: 6/27/2025

Description of the Professional Practice Gap (PPG) 

Healthcare practitioners, including physicians, dentists, and advanced practice clinicians, need to understand the roles or their professional licensing board and state and federal agencies to protect the public. Administrative licensing boards determine competence to practice in the state and requirements to maintain licensure. The boards also investigate complaints made by the public against practitioners. State and federal regulatory agencies monitor continuing compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. By reviewing the common types of complaints and practice allegations, practitioners can maintain good standing with their professional licensing board and avoid investigations by regulatory agencies.

Learning Outcome

Healthcare practitioners, including physicians, dentists, and advanced practice clinicians, will recognize that the role of their professional licensing board and state and federal agencies is to protect the public, and identify the common complaints against practitioners in order to maintain good standing and avoid investigations by regulatory agencies.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Integrate my state board's requirements to maintain compliance with professional licensing.
  • Teach my practice staff to bring any notifications from administrative or regulatory agencies to my immediate attention.
  • Consult with my professional liability carrier before responding to any administrative or regulatory investigations.

Course Developers

Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, Director, Healthcare System Patient Safety, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADA CERP

The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.
The Doctors Company designates this activity for one 0.5 continuing education credit.

ANA/ANCC Accreditation

The CPE Department, TDC Group is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

TDC Group designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 nursing contact hour. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive the maximum number of credits or units, you must pass the interactive test questions with a score of 80 percent or higher and complete the program evaluation.

Disclosure

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.

Disclaimer

The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 
Please 
SEE the Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse CE Requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call 800.421.2368.

Resource

Visit our Resource document for this program.