§ 29.61. Requirements for biennial renewal and eligibility to conduct educational conferences.
(a) Effective with the renewal of licensure for the 2011-2012 biennium, a licensee applying for biennial renewal of a license shall have completed 50 clock hours of continuing education in approved courses and programs during the preceding biennium. At least 30 of the clock hours must be in courses and programs in podiatry that are approved by the Board or the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). The remaining clock hours must be either in courses and programs in podiatry that are approved by the Board or the CPME or in courses and programs in medical subjects that are approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association. A maximum of 10 clock hours may be in approved courses and programs that involve the use of the Internet or the reading of professional journals or magazine articles. Continuing education credit will not be awarded for clock hours in office management or marketing the practice. Excess clock hours may not be carried over to the next biennium. A licensee is responsible for ensuring that a particular course or program is approved for continuing education credit prior to participating in the course or program.
(b) Providers approved by the Board are eligible to conduct educational conferences.
(c) Applicants for license renewal shall provide, on the renewal application, a signed statement certifying that the continuing education requirements have been met and information to document their certification, including the following:
(1) The date attended.
(2) The clock hours claimed.
(3) The title of the course or program and description of content.
(4) The provider which sponsored the course or program.
(5) The location of the course or program.
(d) The licensee shall retain attendance certificates to document completion of the prescribed number of clock hours for 5 years following the completion of each course, which shall be produced upon demand by the Board or its auditing agents.
The provisions of this § 29.61 issued under sections 9, 9.1 and 15 (63 P. S. § § 42.9, 42.9a and 42.15).
The provisions of this § 29.61 adopted June 8, 1979, effective June 9, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 1804; amended September 12, 1986, effective September 13, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 3398; amended December 5, 2003, effective December 6, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5916; amended October 8, 2010, effective October 9, 2010 and will apply to the renewal of licensure for the 2011-2012 biennial license period, 40 Pa.B. 5805. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (319659) to (319660).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 29.69 (relating to continuing education requirement for biennial renewal of inactive and lapsed licenses); and 49 Pa. Code § 43b.27 (relating to schedule of civil penaltiespodiatrists).
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