|Action||Changes to continuing education|
|Comment Period||Ends 12/30/2015|
Just what we need, more regulations that serve no real purpose. I thought we were all professionals dedicated to the welfare of our patients. Well, probably not 100%, but this regulation will have zero affect on the minority who are not.
Flaw 1. Under NOIRA Agency Background Document, Purpose: "MAY encourage attention at more in-depth..." Really? A regulation written HOPING it will improve knowledge and skills?
Flaw 2. Action Summary, Item 5: "count for a portion of annual CE...". This is sloppy and vague. What shall be the definition of "portion"? Who makes that decision?
Flaw 3. The thinking that somehow in-class CE is necessary in this day and age. I agree with other comments here. I get more out of the on-line programs because you have to pass a test therefore you have to pay attention. How many times have I seen half the audience asleep, reading the paper, playing with their electronics, during in-class CE? And they get/deserve credit just for being there?
Flaw 4. This appears to have been created as an image enhancer, not really for any meaningful benefit for our patients.