New S.C. legislation relevant to physicians
Message from the Chief Physician Executive
Physicians should be aware of two important updates that were made this spring and summer related to a new South Carolina regulation on patient records and the South Carolina Telemedicine Act, respectively.
Regulation 81-1, Safeguarding Patient Medical Records When a Physician Licensee is Incapacitated, Disappears, or Dies
Regulation 81-1 became effective March 23, 2016. It provides detailed instructions for physicians to follow in order to ensure the well-being of their patients should any of the aforementioned circumstances, named in the title of the regulation, come into play.
South Carolina Telemedicine Act
Secondly, the South Carolina Telemedicine Act was signed by the Governor on June 3 and authorizes the practice of telemedicine and establishes requirements related to the practice. It covers a wide variety of issues related to telemedicine including prescribing authority, physician licensing stipulations, and patient records requirement among other topics. If you will be involved in Telemedicine, please read the legislation in full.
The MUSC Office of CME has developed a process using our registration and CME/CEU credit management system, CME Tracker, that allows our faculty, staff, affiliates and external health care providers to look up their CME/.CEU credit summary for their requested timeframe. This is not an official CME/CEU credit certificate that can be used for re-credentialing, satisfying MOC/MOL requirements or other uses but it does allow the individual to keep track of the credits they have earned whenever they need this information. NOTE: We are not able to track CME/CEU credit awarded by other ACCME accredited institutions or organizations.
To view a CME/CEU Credit Transcript, click HERE. This is an unofficial transcript of the CME/CEU credit(s) you have earned for the requested time frame, based on the uploads from barcode scanners and rosters received from MUSC departments and divisions and recorded at the time the request is made. This unofficial transcript is available at no cost for unlimited uses. To request an official CME/CEU cumulative credit letter, Please contact the Office of CME at email@example.com or 843-876-1925.
MUSC Online Grand Rounds
We are excited to announce that the MUSC Online Grand Rounds site has had a makeover! Click here to assess the new site. If you wish to claim CME credit after viewing the video, you will be directed into a system called CME Tracker to take a post-test, complete an evaluation, and claim CME/CEU credit.
MUSC CME Certification Process for Educational Activities.
Our one-page form promises to make the certification process simple and user-friendly, with hands-on support from MUSC's expert CME staff. For more information, visit our page on How to Plan a CME Activity or download the new Request for CME Certification form to get started!