Patient Safety CME Requirements

Medical and Osteopathic doctors must document 12 (twelve) credit hours in the areas of patient safety/risk management  (AMA PRA Category 1™ or AMA PRA Category 2™) in order to renew their Pennsylvania license.


 Remember, Category 2 CME credit is self-assigned, self-recorded, and self-calculated by the physician:

  1. Choose a Category 2 Learning Activity (as described above)
  2. Calculate the number of hours you spend doing your chosen learning activity and record the information in an electronic document or on paper (sample).  Because Category 2 credit is self-designated, the activities a physician chooses will not indicate any CME accreditation or qualification.
 Patient-safety credit hours that a have been earned as Category 1, can be counted toward both the Category 1              requirement and the patient safety/risk management requirement.

 In addition to attending PAOrtho meetings designated for patient safety credits, orthopaedic surgeons can use the              following resouces to satisfy patient safety and risk management requirements:

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