What Now? The Latest About Online CE Hours.
The Emergency Rule Order currently allowing all 40 hours of online CEs until the end of the biennium on March 31, 2022, has lapsed, causing uncertainty surrounding online CE courses and credits.
As a result of the impact of COVID-19 and the Governor's declared state of Emergency, the Department of Health, Board of Chiropractic Medicine (BOCM), issued Emergency Order 64B2ER20-30 on August 20, 2020, authorizing licensees to obtain all required continuing education hours by any means, live, virtual live, or online and allowing first year licensees to satisfy the required meeting attendance through online/livestreaming. The Rules of Administrative Procedure allow for a ninety-day effective period of the emergency rule which was extended a second time. However, because of the lack of a quorum late in the afternoon at the nine-hour Board of Chiropractic meeting on Friday when the item on the agenda arose, the Board was unable to vote to consider making the Rule that allows all online learning through March 31, 2022, permanent.