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Board of Osteopathic Examination

Educational Programs


Educational Programs

Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Division
College of Osteopathic Medicine
1750 N.E. 167th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone: 305-949-4009

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
400 N. Lee Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone: 304-645-6270

American Osteopathic Association
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Phone: (800)621-1773

DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN  37742
423-869-3611
800-325-0900

Continuing Education


Continuing Education

Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.

The Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination has adopted the Category Quality Standards that are set by the American Osteopathic Association.

This category contains formal educational programs sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association accredited institutions, organizations, and their affiliates must meet the quality standards defined by the American Osteopathic Association.

Category 1-A Quality Standards

The sponsors agree to apply quality standards as defined below:

  1. The sponsor shall provide that at least 50% of the presenters shall be Doctors of Osteopathy or staff members of osteopathic institutions.
  2. The sponsor must provide evidence of integrating osteopathic principles and practice into the program.
  3. The sponsor shall identify and use presenters who will teach in a planned program. The suggested criteria for presented selection include:
    • Appropriate Credentials
    • Competence as a teacher
    • Knowledge of content area
    • Qualification by experience
  4. The sponsor must provide the American Osteopathic Association with the name and telephone number of the chairperson responsible for administration of Category 1-A continuing education activities.
  5. Involved faculty must have credentials appropriate to expertise required.
  6. Advertising and promotion of CME activities must be carried out in a responsible fashion, clearly showing the educational objectives for the activity; the nature of the audience that may benefit from the activity; the cost of the activity to the participant and the items covered by the cost; the amount of CME credit that can be earned in compliance with the American Osteopathic Association Continuing Education Guide; and the credentials of the facility.
  7. Maintenance and availability of records of participation in continuing education activities should be adequate to serve the needs of participants and others requiring this information.
  8. The participants must be provided with a certificate or some other document attesting to the satisfactory completion of the continuing education activity.
  9. The sponsor must have a written policy dealing with procedures for the management of grievances and fee refunds.
  10. The sponsor should assure that a sound financial base is established for the planned continuing education programs and activities. Budget planning for continuing education should be clearly projected. The program should not be presented for the sole purpose of profit.
  11. An appropriate number of qualified faculty for each activity shall be secured by the sponsor.
  12. Adequate supportive personnel to assist with administrative matters and technical assistance shall be available.
  13. The sponsor provides a means for adequately monitoring the quality of faculty presentations.
  14. The sponsor must ensure adequate program participant evaluation as suggested in the quality standards.
  15. American Osteopathic Association accredited continuing education sponsors shall comply with the Uniform Guidelines for Accrediting Agencies of Continuing Education as adopted by the American Osteopathic Association.

NOTE: Moderators will not be considered faculty if they simply introduce speakers and their topics. To fulfill the definition of faculty, they must actively participate in the educational program.

Some formal educational programs co-sponsored by accredited osteopathic institutions and organizations may be eligible for Category 1-A credit, depending on individual circumstances.

CATEGORY 2-A

This category contains formal educational programs sponsored by accredited institutions, organizations, and agencies are eligible for Category 2-A credit. This category is intended to allow osteopathic physicians the widest possible freedom of choice to attend formal educational programs of all sponsors recognized by the Board.

Examples of recognized sponsors include, but are not limited to:

  • Accredited medical schools and hospitals.
  • Medical societies and specialty practice organizations.
  • Continuing medical education institutes.
  • Governmental health agencies and institutions.

NOTE: Formal educational programs sponsored by accredited osteopathic institutions, organizations, and their affiliates which do not meet the criteria under Category 1-A may be granted credit under Category 2-A.

By Board Rule, all licensees are required to complete forty (40) hours of continuing medical education courses during the two (2) calendar years (January 1 – December 31) preceding their licensure renewal year.   At least one (1) of the forty (40) required hours shall be a course specifically designed to address prescribing practices.

Effective July 1, 2014, all prescribers who hold a current federal drug enforcement administration (DEA) license and who prescribe controlled substances shall be required to complete a minimum of two (2) hours of continuing education related to controlled substance prescribing.   Accordingly, these licensees who are scheduled to renew in 2015 must complete two (2) hours of continuing medical education in controlled substance prescribing by December 31, 2014.  Some exceptions apply.

Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.

By signing the renewal application form, licensees affirm that they have met this requirement.  The Department of Health will be auditing licensees to determine and confirm compliance.


  Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-02-.19 (1).

  Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-1-402.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-1-402(c).

Licensure


Licensure Information

X-Ray Operators


Approved Educational Course and Continuing Education Providers


X-Ray Operators in Physicians Offices

Each person certified by the Board must biennially attend and complete twenty (20) hours of radiological related continuing education in courses approved by the Board.
The due date for proof of attendance and completion of the required continuing education hours is each certificate holder’s biennial renewal due date.
Each person must retain proof of attendance and completion of all continuing education courses.  This documentation must be retained for a period of four (4) years from the end of the calendar year in which the course is completed.  This documentation must be produced for inspection and verification, if requested in writing by the Board during its verification process.
Courses to be offered for credit toward the required continuing education hours must, unless otherwise provided, receive prior approval from the Board.
The following chart lists approved course providers:

TENNESSEE APPROVED COURSES AND PROVIDERS FOR X-RAY OPERATORS

X=APPROVED TO OFFER:

Pre-Exam Courses Continuing Education Bone Densitometry
Course Provider Chest Extremities Skull SpineSinuses

Radiology Education Seminars
Phyllis B. Irwin Gregg
4721 Trousdale Drive, Suite 120
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 333-9600
Course Re-approved 11/2008

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

A-Plus Radiographic Seminars
Randy Hembree
P.O. Box 5046
Maryville, TN 37802-5046
(423) 977-0671
Course Re-approved 11/2008

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X-Ray Instructional Programs
Owen London, Director
5869 Grassy Valley Drive
Memphis, TN 38141
Course Re-approved 11/2008

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

High Tech Institute
Glen Weber
560 Royal Parkway
Nashville, TN  37214
(615) 232-3700
CURRENTLY ON PROBATION

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

High Tech Institute
Debra Crum
5865 Shelby Oaks Circle
Memphis, TN  38134-7354
(901) 432-3870
CURRENTLY ON PROBATION

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

University of Tennessee
Department of Preventive Medicine
66 N. Pauline, Suite 633
Memphis, TN 38163

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Med Vance Institute
1065 East 10th Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-3660, (800) 259-3659

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Tennessee Medical Association

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

American Medical Association

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Any Accredited School of Medicine or
Radiological Health

 

 

 

 

 

X