(a)  Category 1 CME providers are:

(1)           Institutions or organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and reciprocating organizations;

(2)           The American Osteopathic Association (AOA);

(3)           A state medical society or association;

(4)           The American Medical Association (AMA);

(5)           Specialty boards accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the AOA, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC;) and

(6)           The Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

(b)  Category 1 CME education shall be presented, offered, or accredited by a Category 1 provider as set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule and shall include:

(1)           Educational courses;

(2)           Scientific or clinical presentations or publications;

(3)           Printed, recorded, audio, video, online, or electronic educational materials for which CME credits are awarded by the provider;

(4)           Journal-based CME activities within a peer-reviewed, professional journal;

(5)           Skill development;

(6)           Performance improvement activities;

(7)           Interprofessional continuing education; or

(8)           Cultural competency or implicit bias training.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-5.1;

Eff. January 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2012; July 1, 2007; January 1, 2001;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2022; September 1, 2020.