(A) For purposes of obtaining a CME waiver, the applicant or licensee shall have the burden of establishing that the illness or absence affected the reasonable opportunity to participate in CME activities. No more than five hours will be subtracted from the CME requirement for each month which is approved for reduction of hours. Application for CME waiver shall be completed by the applicant or licensee and submitted to the board at least sixty days prior to the end of the CME period. Applicants shall not sign and submit the renewal application prior to receiving approval from the board of the waiver request.
(B) The board shall not waive the total CME requirement for any CME period.
(C) The board shall not grant a CME waiver for consecutive CME periods.
(D) Applicants shall be eligible to apply for CME waiver only if the applicant's illness or absence from the United States lasted a minimum of six consecutive months and occurred in its entirety within a single CME period.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 3/2/2018 and 05/31/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05, 4731.282
Rule Amplifies: 4731.282
Prior Effective Dates: 7/22/83, 06/08/1998, 02/28/2003