California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 6 - Continuing Education
Section 363 - Approval of Continuing Education Courses

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 363

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

(a) Providers must complete and submit a "Continuing Education Course Application" form (Revision date 02/10) which is hereby incorporated by reference, and pay the non-refundable application fee as provided by Section 360(c) at least 45 days prior to the date of the course. Providers shall submit and complete one application for each continuing education course being offered.

(b) A "course" is defined as an approved program of coordinated instruction in any one of the subject areas as defined in Section361(g) and given by an approved Provider. Once approved, a course may be given any number of times for one year following approval, with the single continuing education course fee paid one time annually by the provider. A course may not consist of more than one subject area as defined in Section 361(g).

(c) The following documentation shall be submitted with each Continuing Education Course Application:

(1) An hourly breakdown of the continuing education course;

(2) A final copy of the syllabus/course schedule including seminar name, date and location of seminar, instructor(s) name, course description, educational objectives, teaching methods, course schedule/outline, recommended reading, disclosure of expenses underwritten or subsidized by vendors of any goods, and supplies or services;

(3) A copy of the course brochure and all other promotional material to be used;

(4) A curriculum vitae for each instructor including the instructor's name and address; the type of educational degree including the name of the college and year the degree was received; license information including status and name of licensing agency; certification including status and name of certifying agency; the type, location and years of practical experience; the type, location and years of teaching experience; the type, location and years of research experience; the type, location and years of other relevant experience; and the title, journal, and date of publications.

(d) DENIAL AND APPEAL PROCESS: If a course application is denied under this section, the applicant shall be notified in writing of the reason(s) for the denial. The applicant may request an informal hearing regarding the reasons stated in their denial notification, with the Executive Officer. The appeal must be filed within 30 days of the date of the denial notification.

The Executive Officer shall schedule the informal hearing within 30 days of receipt of the appeal request. Within 10 days following the informal hearing, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of his or her decision to the denied applicant. If the Executive Officer upholds a denial under this section, the applicant may, within 30 days of the date of the Executive Officer's denial notification, request a hearing before the board to appeal the denial. The Executive Officer shall schedule the requested hearing at a future board meeting but not later than 180 days following receipt of the request.

Within 10 days of the hearing before the board, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of the board's decision to the applicant. The board's decision shall be the final order in the matter.

(e) Only those courses that meet the following shall be approved:

(1) No more than twelve (12) hours of continuing education credit shall be awarded to an individual licensee for coursework completed on a specific date.

(2) Each hour of continuing education credit shall be based on at least fifty (50) minutes of participation in an organized learning experience. Class breaks shall be at the discretion of the instructor and shall not count towards a course hour. Providers shall furnish a sign-in sheet that contains the course date(s), each licensee's name, license number, and designated space for each licensee to sign in at the beginning and conclusion of the course each day. Furthermore, the form shall state that a licensee by signing their name on that sheet, is declaring under penalty of perjury, that they personally attended the stated course, on the listed date(s) and they personally attended the listed hours of course work. Each licensee shall be responsible for signing the "sign-in sheet" at the start and conclusion of each day's coursework, and failure to do so may invalidate credit for that day's coursework. Providers shall retain sign-in sheets for four (4) years from the date of course completion and shall provide copies to the Board within thirty (30) days upon written request.

(f) The board shall not approve the following subjects for continuing education courses: financial management, income generation, practice building, collections, self-motivation, and patient recruitment.

(g) If a provider makes a substantive change in content of an approved course, he or she shall notify the board as soon as possible of the changes prior to giving the course. A new application may be required as determined by the Executive Officer.

(h) The Executive Officer, after notification, may withdraw approval of any continuing education course for good cause, including, but not limited to, violations of any provision of this regulation or falsification of information and shall provide written notification of such action to the provider. The provider may request an informal hearing with the Executive Officer regarding the reasons for withdrawal of approval stated in the Executive Officer's notification. The appeal must be filed within 30 days of the date of the notification. The Executive Officer shall schedule the informal hearing within 30 days of receipt of the appeal request. Within 10 days following the informal hearing, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of his or her decision to the provider. If the Executive Officer upholds his or her decision under this subsection, the provider may, within 30 days of the date of the Executive Officer's notification, request a hearing before the board to appeal the Executive Officer's decision. The Executive Officer shall schedule the requested hearing at a future board meeting but not later than 180 days following receipt of the request. Within 10 days of the hearing before the board, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of the board's decision to the provider. The board's decision shall be the final order in the matter.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 363

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000-(4)(e), Business and Professions Code (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California Stats. 1923 p. 1xxxviii). Reference: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 10(a), Business and Professions Code (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California Stats. 1923 p. 1xxxviii).

1. Renumbering of former section 357 to section 363, including amendment of section and Note, filed 5-9-2011; operative 6-8-2011 (Register 2011, No. 19).

This section was updated on 6/22/2018 by overlay.

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