MDs will see changes to CME requirements

Physician’s (MD) should begin to prepare for the termination of Proclamation 20-32 which will end Oct. 27.

Gov. Inslee announced his intent to rescind 12 Proclamations, including Proclamation 20-32, which have been in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency. When these 12 healthcare-related emergency orders terminate this fall, approximately 87% of all COVID emergency proclamations will have ended. However, the Secretary of Health will still require face masks in healthcare facilities and long-term care facilities, as well as correctional facilities under certain circumstances.

On October 27, 2022, MDs must:

1) Complete training in suicide assessment, treatment, management.

2) Meet continuing education requirements.

If your CME attestation is due on your birthday after October 27, 2022 your attestation will now be due on your birthday 2026

If you CME attestation is due on your birthday before October 27, 2023 your attestation will now be due on your birthday 2027

PAs 

If your CME attestation is due on your birthday after October 27, 2022 your attestation will no be due on your birthday 2024 

If your CME attestation is due on your birthday before October 27, 2023 your attestation will now be due on your birthday 2025 

In conjunction with the Department of Health and other medical professions, the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) will exercise enforcement discretion regarding the resumption of CME requirements. WMC will be instating a grace period for MDs and PAs to complete their CME requirements. Visit our webpage for CME reinstatement to learn about the timeline for completion.

The WMC held a webinar regarding Proclamation 20-32 that may be able to answer any questions you have. Check out the webinar recording and PowerPoint available online. If you have questions the webinar cannot answer regarding the returning requirements for CME, please contact our Licensing Unit at (360) 236-2750 or email.