We’ve received many calls from physicians who have questions about when the state’s new child abuse training requirement goes into effect.
Under the amended Child Protective Services Act (CPSA), all physicians who renewed their license on or after Jan. 1, 2015, need to complete two hours of approved training on child abuse recognition and reporting as a condition of licensure.
However, if you renewed an unrestricted license before Dec. 31, 2014, you will have until 2016 (when these licenses are scheduled to be renewed again) to meet the new training requirement.
Bottom-line: If you are a physician with an unrestricted license and you renewed your license before Dec. 31, 2014, you will have until 2016 to meet this new requirement and can safely answer “no” on the license renewal application.
PAMED has developed online CME to meet physician licensure requirements.