The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners’ May 2017 newsletter (volume 28, No. 1) detailed new continuing education requirements for Louisiana licensed physicians. The LSBME required proof of continuing medical education (CME) credits to be submitted with license renewal each year but are no longer requiring proof of CME credit at the time of renewal. Instead, the LSBME has implemented a process of random audits which average 3% of licensees each year. LSBME requires physicians to maintain evidence of their CME and, if audited, a physician has 30 days to submit proof. If a licensee is found not to be in compliance, the physician will need to complete double the CME hours that were deficient in the audit.
LSU SOM CME office maintains a database that holds all LSU certified CME for the past 7 years. You can view your transcript and access your CME certificates by visiting this link and entering your LSU login credentials.
For more information about the new LSBME policy, read the LSBME’s May newsletter by clicking this link.