Privacy Policy Update Should Save Time for AAFP Members Reporting CME

July 10, 2013 05:30 pm News Staff

The AAFP is announcing that it has revised its privacy policy to accommodate sharing CME records with medical licensing boards so that members only have to enter their CME records once with the AAFP, and that information then can be transmitted to a licensing board.

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Specifically, under the section of the privacy policy titled "Disclosure to Third Parties," the AAFP has added a paragraph that says: "The AAFP may also share CME activity participation records with medical licensing boards (which may include CME reporting agents and/or contractors of those boards). Such records may include, but not be limited to, the member's name and license number; the name and date of the CME course; and the number of credits received for participation in the CME course."

According to Elaine Jastram Conrad, director of the AAFP Membership Division, the question that led to the change in the privacy policy originated with the Florida AFP. The chapter asked the AAFP to provide information on CME for Florida members so the information could be passed onto an entity affiliated with the state licensing board.