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Standards FAQ Details


Medical Staff (MS) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)

Documenting CME's
Updated | November 24, 2008
Q. Are copies of the certificates of attendance at continuing education programs (CME) required to be obtained and placed in the credentialing file as proof of attendance?

A. Documentation of attendance can be done in several different ways, including but not limited to: 

  • obtaining copies of program certificates 
  • obtaining a copy of the information submitted with a license renewal application when CME’s are required by the state 
  • obtaining an attestation statement from the Licensed Independent Practitioner which attests to his/her attendance at CME programs that relate to their area of practice, with the stipulation that proof of attendance and program content will be submitted upon request.