Update: Cultural and Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias Standards now in effect for California CME providers

January 26, 2022
Area(s) of Interest: Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

As of January 1, 2022, Assembly Bill 241, requiring the inclusion of content addressing implicit bias, is in effect. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) team at the California Medical Association (CMA) has developed a set of standards, best practices and additional resources to assist CME providers to implement these statutory requirements. We encourage all providers to review the materials currently available and to check back regularly for potential updates. 

Click here to view the CMA resources

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete the first Temperature Check Survey on the implementation of the standards. As a reminder, compliance with state law is independent of the CME accreditation process, which will proceed as normal. At this time, CME providers are asked to document their efforts via participation in a series of Temperature Check Surveys, which will be distributed at regular intervals throughout the year.

If you would like to share examples of what your organization is doing to address Cultural and Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias in CME activities, please email us your thoughts and experiences at cme@cmadocs.org

Have questions? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to us directly at cme@cmadocs.org.  


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