The 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill that resulted in changes to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for Connecticut physicians. The bill was signed by Governor Malloy and went into effect on July 1, 2013.
The new CME model requires the courses to be completed every six years from the last cycle in which it was taken. So anyone who completed the mandatory subject credits in 2013 will have until 2019 to renew the mandatory topic areas. A sixth mandatory topic, Behavioral Health, has been added. The Category 1 CME in this topic should be received within the next 24 months, and then every six years moving forward.
The requirements must include on hour of education in each of the following topics:
- Behavioral Health
- Cultural Competency
- Domestic Violence
- Infectious Disease HIV/AIDS
- Risk Management
- Sexual Abuse
State mandated CME for physician license renewal is available free on the HealthStream Learning Management System.
You will need your Employee ID to access HealthStream. If you need the CME Programs, but do not have a HealthStream ID, a Temporary ID can be provided for you.
Please email HealthStream@HHCHealth.org and request an ID and password for CME Courses. You will receive an email with the ID, password and instructions for accessing the courses.
To access HealthStream, use the link from the intranet, or click here. Once you login, click on the Catalog tab and search for CME to view the available courses.
Download HealthStream Instructions
Once you have passed the post-test and evaluation, you will be awarded a printable CME certificate. Your CME will also be maintained and easily self-service accessed on the HealthStream site, should you need a copy in the future.
Please note that your Risk Management required activities through MRM will provide your Risk Management CME.