Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Your South Carolina CME Requirements

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE CME: June 30

DEADLINE TO REPORT CME TO SCMA: July 31


This is a simple reminder that in order to renew your South Carolina medical license, you must complete the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners' CME requirement of forty hours of Category I continuing medical education. At least thirty hours of these hours must be related directly to the licensee's practice area with at least two (2) hours related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV of the schedules provided for in Sections 44-53-210, 44-53-230, 44-53-250, and 44-53-270.
 
Deadline for CME:
The deadline to obtain CME required for SC license renewal with the SC Board of Medical Examiners for the current biennial period is June 30, 2015. These 40 hours must be earned during the renewal period of July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015. *For the 2013-2015 renewal period ONLY, the SC Board of Medical Examiners will permit hours earned from January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013, to count for renewal so long as these hours were not used for 2011 – 2013 compliance.
 
Controlled Substances Course
The SCMA is an approved provider for education relating to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances. To access the course, please visit: https://www.scmedical.org/content/takeacmecourse

Tracking Your CME
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners will deem “compliant” South Carolina Medical Association member physicians who have reported all of their required CME hours to the SCMA by the end of this biennial period.  To date over 675 SCMA members are on our CME Compliant List. To ensure your name is included on the list, the deadline to submit CME and complete your CME profile is July 31, 2015.  Please log on to MyCME and record all of the necessary CME hours for the biennial period January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015.  More importantly, designate which hours are related to the specialty area of medicine in which you render care.
 
More Information
For more information about MyCME, including information about the SCMA MyCME Tracking Program and the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiner’s licensure requirements, please visit www.scmedical.org.

If you have any questions or concerns related to your CME, we encourage you to contact our CME Department at 1-800-327-1021.