Human Trafficking Requirement
1 CEU in Human Trafficking is required for Texas Medical Board license renewal
According to Texas administrative code:
(a) General. Each respiratory care practitioner is required to complete 24 contact hours of approved continuing education (CE) every two (2) years as a condition of renewal of a certificate. At least 12 contact hours must be in traditional courses. Of the required contact hours, a course in human trafficking prevention approved by the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission must be completed. The remainder of contact hours may be in non-traditional courses or from passage of examinations detailed in subsection (b)(3) of this section. At least 2 contact hours must be in ethics. These ethics hours may be completed via traditional courses or non-traditional courses. The board shall credit completion of the human trafficking prevention course toward required ethics hours
To Find a Human Trafficking course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Ccommission click this link.
Clarification Update - see email below:
The only approved courses for this requirement are on this list: HHSC Approved Human Trafficking Training list.
Physicians are required to obtain CME for this course, but other TMB licensees can take any course on this list and obtain a non-CE certificate of completion.If this is contrary to what youv'e been told, yes please contact TMB. Regardless, licensees are required to take one of the courses on this list.
I hope this helps!
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