CLC and IB Public Comment Process

The California Medical Association’s (CMA) continuing medical education (CME) office (CMA CME) is pleased to invite you to comment on the proposed standards regarding cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) for inclusion in CME activities. 

The proposed standards are based on feedback received from the continuing education and health equity stakeholder community. CMA CME’s goal is to promulgate the standards and ensure their continued effectiveness and impact in a changing health care environment. 

The public can provide comment on the standards via three formats: completing this electronic survey, completing a fillable form, and/or providing general comment via email or mail. It should be noted that the questions in the electronic survey and the fillable form are identical. We encourage you to view the information package to facilitate your participation during the public comment period: www.cmadocs.org/CME/CMEStandards

Feedback can be submitted from Monday, April 5, 2021 until 5 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact: CMEStandards@cmadocs.org or visit: cmadocs.org/CME/CMEStandards

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hank you for your participation.

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* Demographic Information

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Standards
1. For each of the Standards list below please rate on how Clear and Achievable you feel the standard is.  

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* 1.1 Provide link on website to AB 1195 and AB 241 legislation that is accessible to planners/faculty/speakers

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* 1.2 Present definition of CLC & IB to planners/faculty/speakers

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* 1.3 Make CLC & IB educational resources available to planners/faculty/speakers

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* 1.4 (CLC only) Identify the patient populations served by provider, and how cultural/linguistic factors should be addressed by physicians (ie. data, surveys, research, etc) and communicate to faculty/speakers.

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* 1.4 (IB only) Identify disparities in care for patient populations served by providers (ie data, surveys, research, etc) and the role implicit bias plays in this and communicate to faculty/speakers.

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* 1.5 Include diverse planners, faculty and/or patient representatives in the activity planning process.

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* 1.6 Incorporate educational components (ie case studies, bibliographies, handouts, etc) to address factors identified in #4 above.

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* 2. What are the barriers for implementing the standards?

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* 3. What modifications do you suggest?

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* 4. How can CMA best support your continued implementation of the Standards (Please rank in order of most to least helpful)?

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* Define Other comment above

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* 5. Are there any criteria that are currently identified as a best practice that should be considered for inclusion as a required standard?

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* 6. Are there any unforeseen consequences you might encounter in putting this standard into practice?

Best Practices

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* 7. How clear and achievable are the best practices

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* 8. What are the barriers for implementing some, most or any of the best practices?

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* 9. What modifications do you suggest?

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* 10. What incentives can CMA provide to encourage CME provider organizations to adopt and implement best practices for activities and organizations?

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* 11. Are there any unforeseen consequences?

General

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* 12. Are the definitions for cultural competency and implicit bias clear?

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* If not, how can we make them more clear?

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* 13. CMA is considering how best to document adherence with AB 1195 and AB 241. Note that adherence is separate from accreditation decisions. Please rank them in order of preference.

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* Define Other comment above:

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* 14. AB 1195 and AB 241 identifies that a CME course dedicated solely to research or other issues that does not include a direct patient care component, or a course offered by a continuing medical education provider that is not located in this state, is not required to contain curriculum that includes cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias in the practice of medicine.  How should CME providers certify that their activity is exempt?

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* 15. Please provide any other feedback such as on the levels and requirements with the levels, etc.

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