Kansas

Hours Required: 1 year update: 50 hours (minimum 20 hours in Cat I); 2 year update: 100 hours (minimum 40 hours in Cat I); 3 year update: 150 hours (minimum 60 hours in Cat I)
Online Hours Accepted: NO LIMIT – CAN GET ALL HOURS ONLINE
Renewal Period: Annual, renew by January 31st

“Category I: Structured, interactive, formal learning; Category II: Indirectly related to healing arts skills and knowledge (see KS website for more information); 50 continuing medical education (CME) credits during the 18-month period immediately preceding license expiration date; 100 credits of CME during the 30-month period immediately preceding license expiration date; 150 credits of CME during the 42-month period immediately preceding license expiration date. ***From handbook – 100-15-4.

Continuing education standards; definitions.
(a) ‘‘Continuing education’’ shall mean an activity designed to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of persons licensed to practice a branch of the healing arts. Each continuing education activity shall have significant intellectual or practical content, shall be relevant to the
branch of the healing arts for which the practitioner is licensed, and shall meet at least one of the following content requirements:
(1) Have a direct bearing on patient care;
(2) have a direct bearing on the person’s ability to deliver patient care; or (3) relate to the teaching, ethical, legal, or social responsibilities of a person
licensed to practice the healing arts.
(b) ‘‘Category I’’ continuing education shall mean a continuing education activity
that meets the requirements of subsection (a) of this regulation and is presented by a person qualified by practical or academic experience, using any of the following methods:
(1) Lecture, which shall mean a discourse given before an audience for instruction;
(2) panel discussion, which shall mean the presentation of a number of views by several professional individuals on a given subject, with none of the views considered a final solution; (3) workshop, which shall mean a series of meetings designed for intensive study, work, or discussion in a specific field of interest;
(4) seminar, which shall mean a directed advanced study or discussion in a specific field of interest;
(5) symposium, which shall mean a conference of more than a single session organized for the purpose of discussing a specific subject from various viewpoints and by various speakers; or
(6) any other structured, interactive, and formal learning method that the board deems to meet the requirements of subsection (a).
(c) ‘‘Category II’’ continuing education shall mean attendance at a lecture, panel discussion, workshop, seminar, symposium, college course, professional publication, in- service training, or professional activity that the board determines does not meet the requirements of category I, but that is in a health-related field indirectly related to healing arts skill and knowledge. Category II continuing education shall include the following:
(1) Clinical consultations with other healing arts practitioners that contribute to a practitioner’s education;
(2) participation in activities to review the quality of patient care; (3) instructing healing arts and other health care practitioners;
(4) patient-centered discussions with other health care practitioners; (5) participating in journal clubs;
(6) using searchable electronic databases in connection with patient care activities; and
(7) using self-instructional materials. (d) Credit for continuing education activities shall be awarded on the basis of one credit for each 50 minutes actually spent in attendance at a continuing education activity.”

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