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Med 13.03   Acceptable continuing medical educational programs.
Med 13.04   Physician postgraduate training program; length of service.
Med 13.05   Evidence of compliance.
Med 13.06   Audit.
Med 13.01 Med 13.01 Authority and purpose. The rules in this chapter are adopted by the medical examining board pursuant to the authority delegated by ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11 (2) and 448.13, Stats., and govern the biennial training requirements for physicians as provided under s. 448.13, Stats.
Med 13.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1977, No. 254, eff. 3-1-77; am. Register, March, 1979, No. 279, eff. 4-1-79; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 1989, No. 401; am. Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; am. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.
Med 13.02 Med 13.02 Continuing medical education required; waiver.
Med 13.02(1)(1) Each physician required to complete the biennial training requirements provided under s. 448.13, Stats., shall, in each second year at the time of making application for a certificate of registration as required under s. 448.07, Stats., sign a statement on the application for registration certifying that the physician has completed at least 30 hours of acceptable continuing medical educational programs within the 2 calendar years immediately preceding the calendar year for which application for registration is made.
Med 13.02(2) (2) A physician may apply to the board for waiver of the requirements of this chapter on grounds of prolonged illness or disability or other similar circumstances, and each case will be considered individually on its merits by the board.
Med 13.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1977, No. 254, eff. 3-1-77; am. (1), Register, March, 1979, No. 279, eff. 4-1-79; am. (1), February, 1981, No. 302, eff. 3-1-81; am. Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; am. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.
Med 13.03 Med 13.03 Acceptable continuing medical educational programs. The board shall accept the following in satisfaction of the biennial training requirement provided under s. 448.13, Stats.:
Med 13.03(1)(a)(a) Program approval. Educational courses and programs approved in advance by the board may be used for credit, except that the board may approve for credit completed programs and courses conducted in other countries.
Med 13.03(1)(b) (b) Physicians. The board recognizes only those educational programs recognized as approved at the time of the physician's attendance by the council on medical education of the American medical association, or the American osteopathic association, or the accreditation council for continuing medical education or may recognize program providers outside the United States unless any of the foregoing have been previously disapproved by the board. The board will accept attendance at and completion of programs accredited as the American medical association's or the American osteopathic association's "Category I" or an equivalent as fulfilling the requirements of this chapter for continuing medical education. One clock hour of attendance shall be deemed to equal one hour of acceptable continuing medical education.
Med 13.03(2)(a)(a) The board shall accept for continuing medical education credit, voluntary, uncompensated services provided by physicians specializing in psychiatry in assisting the department of health services in the evaluation of community outpatient mental health programs, as defined in s. 51.01 (3n), Stats., and approved by the department of health services according to rules promulgated under s. 51.42 (7) (b), Stats. Four hours of assistance, including hours expended in necessary training by the department of health services, shall be deemed to equal one hour of acceptable continuing medical education for the purposes of this chapter.
Med 13.03(2)(b) (b) Physicians wishing to apply for continuing medical education credit under this subsection shall register in advance with the board and shall notify the board on forms provided by the board of the dates and the total number of hours in any biennium for which the applicant will be available to provide assistance. Referrals shall be made to the department of health services in the order received pursuant to requests for assistance received from that department by the medical examining board and by the psychology examining board.
Med 13.03 Note Note: Forms are available upon request to the board office located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
Med 13.03 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1977, No. 254, eff. 3-1-77; am. Register, February, 1981, No. 302, eff. 3-1-81; renum. Med 13.03 to be 13.03 (1) and am., cr. (intro.), (2), Register, November, 1995, No. 479, eff. 12-1-95; r. and recr. (1), Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; r. (1) (c), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
Med 13.04 Med 13.04 Physician postgraduate training program; length of service. The board will accept postgraduate training in a program approved by the board under the provisions of s. Med 1.02 (3), as fulfilling the requirements of this chapter for continuing medical education for physicians. Three consecutive months of such postgraduate training shall be deemed to equal 30 hours of acceptable continuing medical education for the purposes of this chapter.
Med 13.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1977, No. 254, eff. 3-1-77; am. Register, March, 1979, No. 279, eff. 4-1-79; am. Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97.
Med 13.05 Med 13.05 Evidence of compliance.
Med 13.05(1) (1) Physicians. The board will accept as evidence of compliance by physicians with the requirements of this chapter, as original documents or verified copies thereof, any or all or any combination of the following:
Med 13.05(1)(a) (a) Certification by either the providing institution or organization or the American medical association or the American osteopathic association, or components thereof, of attendance at and completion of continuing medical education programs approved under the provisions of s. Med 13.03 (1) (a).
Med 13.05(1)(b) (b) A "Physician's Recognition Award" of the American medical association or a certificate of continuing medical education from the American academy of family physicians awarded not more than 12 months prior to the beginning of the calendar year for which application for registration is being made.
Med 13.05(1)(c) (c) Certification by a chief of service or head of department or director of medical education of the providing facility of appointment to and satisfactory participation in a postgraduate training program approved under the provisions of s. Med 13.04.
Med 13.05(2) (2)Retention requirement. Evidence of compliance shall be retained by each physician through the biennium for which 30 hours of credit are required for registration.
Med 13.05 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1977, No. 254, eff. 3-1-77; am. (1) (intro.) and r. and recr. (2), Register, February, 1981, No. 302, eff. 3-1-81; am. (1) (intro.), (a) and (2), cr. (1m), Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; r. (1m), am. (2), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.
Med 13.06 Med 13.06 Audit. The board may require any physician to submit his or her evidence of compliance to the board during the biennium for which 30 hours of credit are required for registration to audit compliance.
Med 13.06 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1981, No. 302, eff. 3-1-81; am. Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; am. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.
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