Board of Medicine

Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse

The licensee shall complete the training as part of a Category 1 CME activity or an approved training program. The licensee may utilize Category 1 activity credit received for this training during the license period in which the training occurred to meet continuing education requirements.

An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health or a training program offered by the Department of Human Services, the Department of Education, an area education agency, a school district, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, an Iowa college or university, or a similar state agency.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to children shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years. "A licensee who regularly provides health care to children" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, pediatricians, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to children.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years. "A licensee who regularly provides health care to adults" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to adults.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse. "A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to children and adults" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, internists, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to children and adults. For further information, click here for IAC 653-Chapter 11.

Licensees shall maintain a file containing records documenting training for identifying and reporting abuse, including dates, subjects, duration of programs, and proof of participation, for five years after the date of the training. The board may audit this information at any time within the five-year period.

Training Opportunity

The links below provides information about a Board approved course that meets the requirement for mandatory reporting of abuse to children and dependent adults. Please note, the following courses do not provide CMEs.

North Iowa Area Community College - Mandatory Reporting
For more information, visit the NIACC Continuing and Community Education Site: http://www.niacc.edu/community-and-continuing-education/continuing-education/mandatory-reporting/

CE Solutions Online Learning
For more information, visit the CE Solutions Site: https://shop.discovercesolutions.com/servlet/-strse-Abuse-Training/Categories

 

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