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  1. Michael Ford

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    To update Virginia, the new rules state:

    2017 Virginia Optometry CE Requirements:

    1. At least 10 hours shall be obtained through real-time, interactive activities, including in-person or electronic presentations, provided that during the course of the presentation, the licensee and the lecturer may communicate with one another;

    2. No more than two hours may consist of courses related to recordkeeping, including coding for diagnostic and treatment devices and procedures or the management of an optometry practice, provided that such courses are not primarily for the purpose of augmenting the licensee's income or promoting the sale of specific instruments or products; and

    3. For TPA-certified optometrists, at least 10 hours shall be in the areas of ocular and general pharmacology, diagnosis and treatment of the human eye and its adnexa, including treatment with new pharmaceutical agents, or new or advanced clinical devices, techniques, modalities, or procedures.
    Would CEwire actually work for the ten hours of live coverage needed? What proof would I need to prove that the courses are acceptable. Is CEwire courses even approved by the Virginia Board, they have very specific requirements and if not put on by a state Association or School they say they do not count unless you get approval first.
     
  2. Paul Farkas

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    I suggest you select the 10 hours of courses you wish to take live on 1/28/17 and 1/29/17 and submit it to your state board. The courses have already been COPE approved twice. First for live presentation and then recorded for on-line function.
     
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    Kent Jensen

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    Don't know about this year, but last year Texas did allow for the hours to be considered "live, in person" if done during the CEWire weekend in addition to the 8 for internet.

    from Texas Board:

    Dr. Jensen:
    The course is not approved by the Board yet, but only the courses presented as live webinars (February 8 & 9, 2020) will receive live credit.



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  5. Paul Farkas

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    I sent the following communication to the Texas State Board...


    CEwire2020 rolls out on 2/8/20. During the first two days, we offer live with the Cope approved courses and educator in attendance to answer questions in real time. Participants can take up to 16 hours of courses live on 2/8/20 and 2/9/20. The certificate will state they attended the live interactive sessions. The certificate will be passed on to the state board after they pass the quiz for the course achieving a 70% score.

    Please review the CEwire website for additional details…www.CEwire2020.com.

    Since the rollout where Texas ODs could take the courses for interactive live credit is 2 weeks away your immediate attention would be appreciated.Allowing live credit for these courses would be a benefit to Texas ODs.

    Thank you.

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  6. Paul Farkas

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    I have received an immediate response from the Texas Optometry State Board that they are meeting on 1/30/20 and since the courses are COPE approved there is a good chance that it will be allowed as taken live on 2/8/20 and 2/9/20.

    Stay tuned.

    This is an old topic that has relevance today and was moved from the general forum.
     
  7. Paul Farkas

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    Good advice to check updated optometry state board rulings.

    You might find that some state boards have moved into the 21st century. There might be an increase for on line credits.

    More important however, is that your state board might have followed The New York State optometry board lead to consider On line courses that are taken in real time with the instructor on hand to answer questions, to be like a "Brick and Mortar" course.

    If so, take advantage of CEwireLive on 2/8/20 and 2/9/20. Take up to 16 hours of COPE approved C/E from the comfort of your home. Your attendance will reflect you took the courses live.

    You can take the quiz any time up to 8/1/20. You can revisit the courses and then get the 70% passing grade at which time your course will be sent on to your state board. Nothing can be easier.
     
  8. Stephen G. Hlis O.D.

    Stephen G. Hlis O.D. ODwire.org Supporting Member

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  9. AdminWolf

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    Minnesota checks in -- they will accept our 'live' credits as 'live', assuming you show up for the 'live' hours. That's according to one doc who just reached out to their board. :)
     
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  10. Paul Farkas

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    CEwire2020 staff has limited time before the meeting. We cannot reach out to 50 individual state boards.

    Do yourself a favor. Check with your state board if the "Live and Interactive" on CEwire2020 2/8/20 and 2/9/20 can be counted as "live" credits. That could give you up to 16 hours ,where you do not have to travel to a "Brick and Mortar" course.
     
  11. Kent Jensen

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    Texas Update: Approved as "LIVE" if watched 2-8 and 2-9. 4 hours general, 58 hours D/T

    2/8/2020 2/9/2020 4 58 0 LIVE WEBINAR CEWIRE 2020 20151 OPTOMETRIC ADVICE AND EDUCATION WWW.SUPPORT@CEWIRE2020.COM, , , , ,



    Also, do any of the course count for:
    2020 Opioid Courses

    Optometrists prescribing or dispensing Schedule III opioids are required to take a one hour board approved continuing education course covering best practices, alternative treatment options, and multi-modal approaches to pain management that may include physical therapy, psychotherapy, and other treatments to renew for 2021.
     
  12. Edmundo C.Fimbres

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  13. Kent Jensen

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    Chris Kloeris <chris.kloeris@tob.texas.gov>
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    Feb 6 at 11:34 AM
    Dr. Jensen:
    No fast reply this time. I will not be able to find out if the CE Wire courses will count as the Opioid course by this weekend. They will count as normal CE however for sure.
     
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