GoLearnNetwork is the only Florida Chiropractic State organization currently fighting and lobbying in Tallahassee for legislation to pass ‘Doctors’ Choice’. This is Legislation that would allow you the option of taking all or some of your 40 hours of required CEUs on-line.
Currently, GoLearnNetwork has met with Gov. Scott and numerous Senate and House legislative leaders who support ‘Doctors’ Choice’ allowing all 40 hours of CEs on-line. We are coming down the homestretch for the 2019 legislative session agenda.
This is where you come in. If you would take a minute of your time to look at your voter registration card and look up your district state representatives from the link below and email that information to me, this will help us get the legislation passed faster. Or, simply e-mail me your district number or home address.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. It is doctors like you who take action that can help us get this legislation passed quickly. Should you have any questions, please email me or call me.
Your’s in Chiropractic,
GLN Legislative Liaison
Below is the proposed new legislation that would enable each Florida chiropractor to choose their method of learning to meet their continuing education requirements.
Proposed New Language (changes highlighted):
Section 13. Subsection (1) of section 460.408, Florida
Statutes, is amended to read:
460.408 Continuing chiropractic education.—
(1) The board shall require licensees to periodically demonstrate their professional competence as a condition of renewal of a license by completing up to 40 hours of continuing education.
Licensees may complete all continuing education requirements using any combination of the following instruction methods: face-to-face classroom instruction or distance learning which shall include journal articles, manuals, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, research projects, computer or Internet courses, and other emerging formats. Each hour of distance learning is determined by the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement such as progress assessments, quizzes, tests, essays or other means.
(a) Continuing education courses sponsored by chiropractic colleges whose graduates are eligible for examination under any provision of this chapter may be approved upon review by the board if all other requirements of board rules setting forth criteria for course approval are met.
(b) The board shall approve those courses that build upon the basic courses required for the practice of chiropractic medicine, and the board may also approve courses in adjunctive modalities. Courses that consist of instruction in the use, application, prescription, recommendation, or administration of a specific company’s brand of products or services are not eligible for approval.