CE Requirements during COVID-19 from NYS Education Dept

The New York State Education Department has developed a webpage containing many frequently asked questions related to the developing COVID-19 situation.  An excerpt from this page as relates to continuing education requirements is included below.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
  1. Are CE requirements being waived?
    Answer: Not at this time. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.
  2. Can a licensee complete 100% of the required continuing education through self-study activities offered by approved providers for their profession?
    Answer: Some regulations restrict licensees to a certain percentage of self-study for continuing education requirements. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1-June 1, 2020, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider for the specific profession and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.

NYSCA-Sponsored Webinars

The NYSCA recognizes the need of doctors to meet CE requirements. Therefore, in addition to CE available at our statewide conventions, the NYSCA now offers continuing education credit via webinar through NYCC Post-Grad.  Listed below are some of the upcoming presentations:

  • 03/31/2020 1pm-2pm (NO CE) - Register Online
    Telehealth 101: Strategies for Maintaining Cash Flow When In-office Care is Not an Option 
    Presented by: Tim Bertelsman, DC, CCSP, DACO
    Covid-19 has quickly and dramatically altered the healthcare landscape. Many chiropractors are losing the ability to provide hands-on care for their patients. Elective in-office visits are evaporating along with the associated revenue. However, this is not the time for providers or patients to free-fall with a wait-and-see attitude. Chiropractors can continue to deliver valuable services to homebound patients via telehealth. Dr. Tim Bertelsman will present a timely 60-minute webinar on the essentials of telehealth. This webinar will provide a detailed 8-step process for continuing to provide your patients with the best possible service in the current environment.

  • 04/04/2020 10am-6pm (8CE; 7 Category 1) - Register Online
    NYSCA Spring Webinar
    Presented by: Thomas Ventimiglia DC; Robert Martin DC; Robert Block DC and Douglas VanVorst, DC; Lev Lewin Esq and Michael Baglio Esq.
    Topics include: Patient Communication: Doctor, Your Words Are Powerful!; Navigating the NYS Workers’ Compensation System; Active Care for the Injured Worker: Chiropractic care for early and effective return to work; Navigating No-Fault Documentation: Accurate Assessments and Rewarding Reports 

  • 04/15/2020 1pm-2pm (1CE) - Register Online
    Modernization and Your Practice: Proposed Updates to the NYS Chiropractic Scope
    Presented by: Mariangela Penna, DC
    Review of current Scope of practice. Discussion of interpretations from the State Board. Limitations of current scope and their impact on chiropractic practice. Potential Pitfalls if scope is challenged. Introduction to jointly introduced draft bill language, and review of specif aspects of draft language.

  • 05/27/2020 1pm-2pm (1CE) - Register Online
    Utilizing Laboratory Tests When Managing Musculoskeletal Pain and Inflammation 
    Presented by: Angelo Ippolito, DC
    Laboratory tests are an essential part of the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize the chiropractor with appropriate lab tests utilized for these conditions. The following topics will be included for discussion: vitamin D deficiency and its role in back pain; the association between metabolic syndrome and chronic low-back pain; and, appropriate lab tests to rule out spinal inflammatory arthritides. Note: All blood tests discussed are “approved clinical laboratory tests” for New York State chiropractors to order as per the New York State Education Department – Office of the Professions.

  • 06/24/2020 1pm-2pm (1CE) - Register Online
    Documenting Active Care for the Injured Worker
    Presented by: Jason Brown, DC, DACRB, FICC
    Exploration and Application of New York’s Medical Treatment Guidelines for Neck and Back Conditions. The new fee schedule and RVU ground rules require understanding of how to document and code active care effectively. This course will focus on the injured workers by covering best practices for assessment and selection of active care approaches, documenting and recording active care parameters, ethics and coding procedures of active care, documentation of objective functional measures, documenting disability status, and recording return to work parameters. This course will follow the intent of the NYS WC Medical Treatment Guidelines which is to achieve improvement in the patients’ condition with early intervention including conservative care strategies combining manipulative therapy, modalities, and active care.

Members of the New York State Chiropractic Association are eligible to receive a discount on tuition for NYSCA-sponsored webinars via coupon code at registration check-out. Contact the NYSCA Administrative Office at 518-785-6346 for more information.

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