Procedure for Approval of Attendance at Continuing Education Courses  



    Board of Medicine


    64B8-52.003Procedure for Approval of Attendance at Continuing Education Courses


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 42 No. 179, September 14, 2016 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    The changes are in response to written comments submitted by the staff of the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee and discussion and subsequent vote by the board at a public meeting held December 2, 2016. The changes are as follows:


    64B8-52.003 Procedure for Approval of Attendance at Continuing Education Courses.

    (1) During the license renewal period of each biennium, a postcard renewal reminder a postcard renewal reminder will be mailed by the Department to each licensee by the Department at the last address provided. Failure to receive any notification during this period does not relieve the licensee of responsibility of meeting the continuing education requirements. Renewal of the license will occur according to the procedures described in Rule 64B8-54.001, F.A.C. The licensee must retain such receipts, vouchers, certificates, or other papers as may be necessary to document completion of the appropriate continuing education offerings for a period of not less than 4 years from the date the offering was taken. The Department will verify completion of all required continuing education hours through the licensee's continuing education tracking account at upon the licensee's application for renewal of licensure.  Failure to document compliance with the continuing education requirements or the furnishing of false or misleading information regarding compliance shall be grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to Section 478.52(1)(a), F.S.

    (2) All licensees shall be awarded contact hours for attendance at all offerings that are approved by the Electrolysis Society of Florida (ESF), or the Electrolysis Association of Florida (EAF), or the American Electrology Association, or the Society for of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, and all offerings from other states which are approved by the states’ licensing agency or professional electrology organization, which offerings have been approved by the American Electrology Association, or the Society for of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, or any college, or university, or post-secondary institution course or course approved pursuant to 64B8-53.001, F.A.C., taken and successfully completed for the first time by the licensee in a subject area relevant to electrolysis. The licensee shall provide verification upon request of the Department.

    (3) through (7) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 478.43(1), (4), 478.50(2), (4)(a), (b) FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.033, 478.43(4), 478.50(2), (4)(a), (b) FS. History–New 6-1-93, Formerly 21M-77.003, 61F6-77.003, Amended 5-11-95, Formerly 59R-52.003, Amended 2-9-98, 2-16-99, 2-17-00, 9-21-00, 8-13-02, 4-26-09,                              .


    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Allen Hall, Executive Director, Electrolysis Council/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C05, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3255.