Periodically, the AOA considers updates to its policies. Members of the AOA and others are invited to review the proposed policy changes and submit comments.
Proposed changes to AOA policy are posted for a review and open comment period. The submitted comments will be shared with the Bureau of Osteopathic Education and made available to the Board of Trustees at its February 2020 Annual Mid-year meeting. All comments are to be sent to CCMEResolutions@osteopathic.org no later than Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.
Please note that the resolutions must be approved by the AOA Board of Trustees in order to become policy.
At its meeting on Oct. 5, 2019, the Council on Osteopathic Continuing Medical Education approved a revised Accreditation Manual. The proposed Accreditation Manual has nine sections, five appendixes and a glossary. Comments collected by staff from the open comment period in March 2019 are included with each section. If you submit a comment, please identify the resolution number.
Sections of the Manual
Resolution NO. 1 – Section I – Who May Apply
Resolution NO. 2 – Section II – Quality Guidelines for CME Programs
Resolution NO. 3 – Section III – Requirements of CME Sponsors
Resolution NO. 4 – Section IV – Document Survey Procedure
Resolution NO. 5 – Section V – Document Survey Evaluation Methodology
Resolution NO. 6 – Section VI- Accreditation
Resolution NO. 7 – Section VII – Complaints
Resolution NO. 8 – Section VIII – Reconsiderations and Appeals
Resolution NO. 9 – Section IX – On-Site Program Survey
Resolution NO. 10 – Appendix A – Application Form for Category 1 Sponsor Accreditation
Resolution NO. 11 – Appendix B – Sample Information
Resolution NO. 12 – Appendix C – Commercial Support Form
Resolution NO. 13 – Appendix D – Faculty Disclosure Form
Resolution NO. 14 – Appendix E – Random on-site Visit Guidelines
Resolution NO. 15 – Glossary
The Council on Postdoctoral Training (COPT) has submitted proposed policy changes to the specialty basic standards after July 1, 2020, which are posted for open comment. These proposed changes describe the accreditation structure for AOA programs that do not achieve ACGME accreditation by June 30, 2020, but still have residents in training. The submitted comments will be reviewed by COPT and made available to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education and Board of Trustees.
The following documents have been provided for public comment:
The comment period will close Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.