214.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION.
Subdivision 1. Requirements.
The health-related and non-health-related licensing boards
may promulgate by rule requirements for renewal of licenses designed to promote the continuing
professional competence of licensees. These requirements of continuing professional education or
training shall be designed solely to improve professional skills and shall not exceed an average
attendance requirement of 50 clock hours per year. All requirements promulgated by the boards
shall be effective commencing January 1, 1977, or at a later date as the board may determine. The
50 clock hour limitation shall not apply to the board of teaching.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1999 c 5 s 1
Subd. 3. Fetal alcohol syndrome.
The Board of Medical Practice and the Board of Nursing
shall require by rule that family practitioners, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists,
and other licensees who have primary responsibility for diagnosing and treating fetal alcohol
syndrome in pregnant women or children receive education on the subject of fetal alcohol
syndrome and fetal alcohol effects, including how to: (1) screen pregnant women for alcohol
abuse; (2) identify affected children; and (3) provide referral information on needed services.
History: 1976 c 222 s 7; 1992 c 559 art 1 s 8; 1997 c 203 art 2 s 24