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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.

The following policy changes have been posted for open comment:

Handbook of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists: Proposed Updates

BOS Handbook New Policies – for open comment

The open comment period will close Monday, May 4, 2020; comments should be sent to BOSHandbookPolicies@osteopathic.org.

The document entails proposed changes to the Handbook of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) relating to Pathways for Initial Certification (not previously certified by AOA or ABMS) and Entry into Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) by Physicians with Certification from an ABMS Board. The proposed changes will remain posted for review and open comment for a period of 45 days. Submitted comments will be shared with the BOS and made available to the AOA Board of Trustees and/or the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees.


Resolution NO. 1: “AOA Category 1-A CME Credit for Item Writing – 2019–2021 Continuing Medical Education Guide for Osteopathic Physicians”

The COCME APPROVED a resolution to award AOA Category 1-A CME credit for item writing.

The submitted comments will be shared with the appropriate stakeholders and will be sent to the AOA Board of Trustees for final approval in July 2020. All comments are to be sent to CCMEResolutions@osteopathic.org no later than Monday, May 4, 2020.


AOBFP CME Requirements Update

The review and open comment period has closed for proposed changes to the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) CME requirement. The comments submitted will be shared with the Executive Committee of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) and available to the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees. The BOS will submit a resolution for approval by Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees of the updated AOBFP CME requirements.

The open comment period closed Monday, March 2, 2020.

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