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Professional Development: Licensing & Credentialing
Presenter: Karen Whatley, JD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on Professional Development: Licensing and Credentialing.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about Professional Development: Licensing and Credentialing and how it pertains to their respective profession.

 
Release and Expiration Dates
5/1/2017 - 5/1/2020

Objectives

  1. Explain the licensing requirements in the State of Arkansas as set forth by statutes passed by the Arkansas State Legislature and an overview of recent legislative changes.
  2. Identify the application and licensing process utilized by the Arkansas State Medical Board.
  3. Define the regulatory process followed by the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Biographical Info

Karen Whatley is the Executive Director of the Arkansas State Medical Board.  Ms. Whatley assumed the position on September 1, 2016 upon the retirement of the long-time director.  Ms. Whatley has over 22 years legal experience which includes medical malpractice/nursing home defense and other insurance defense representation she performed while a partner at Mitchell Williams Law Firm in Little Rock.  Ms. Whatley served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Arkansas for nearly 14 years during which time she prosecuted child exploitation, white collar, and computer intrusion crimes.  Ms. Whatley was one of the prosecutors in the case of Randeep Mann, the physician accused of causing the bombing of the then ASMB chairman Dr. Trent Pierce.




 


 

References

1.     https://www.armedicalboard.org/

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planners: 
Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson
Mark Jansen

Speaker:
Karen Whatley, JD

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES


Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       Complete the pre-test 
3.       View the entire activity online 
4.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
5.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

 

ANCC Accreditation Statement:
The Office of Continuing Education, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Learn OnDemand Contact Us:
For information regarding this educational activity or website, please contact

UAMS Office of Continuing Education
4301 W. Markham #525
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-7962 Fax: 501-661-7968

 

ACCME Accreditation Statement: 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

UAMS Office of Continuing Education 
4301 West Markham Street #525 
Little Rock, AR 72205 
Phone: 501-661-7962 Fax: 501-661-7968

Direct Provider Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Disclosure Policy statement
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all directly or jointly provided educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CE. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

 

 



Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
5 Registered Users
Credits
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.