CPME 900, Bylaws:
The CPME Bylaws were revised and adopted at the April 24th Council meeting to address the procedures concerning guests signing the conflict of interest and confidentiality statement, CPME elections, clarification of the administrator member on the Accreditation Committee, and creation of an appeals panel pool for college appeal processes.
An additional Bylaw revision was reviewed and approved, which is eligible for adoption at the fall meeting of the Council, to address adding the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards (JCRSB) as a standing committee of the Council per the recent APMA House of Delegates decision.
CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Documents:
Policy changes included clarifying the ad hoc committee procedures used by all Council committees.
CPME 900, Bylaws:
CPME 925, Complaint Procedures - References to administrative probation were removed as this category is either removed or in process of being removed from all CPME documents.
CPME 935a, Guidelines for the Conduct of Appeals by Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and CPME 935b, Guidelines for the Conduct of Appeals by Residencies, Fellowships, Providers of Continuing Education, and Specialty Boards - Language updated to align with the US Department of Education new regulations that went into effect July 1, 2020.
The Council approved the following for the conduct of virtual on-site evaluations for approved colleges of podiatric medicine:
CPME Virtual Site Visit Guidelines For Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
CPME Virtual Site Visit Policy
CPME Virtual Site Visit Guide
CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies and CPME 830, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Fellowships - Emergency addition to both documents due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These additions allow a policy and procedure for on-site teams to conduct virtual site visits. This policy will be updated as needed by the Council.
CPME 900, Bylaws - A change was made to the eligibility criteria for Council members: The requirement changed from having served on at least three CPME on-site evaluation teams to a college of podiatric medicine, residency programs, fellowship programs, or continuing education providers to having served on at least one CPME on‑site evaluation team to a college of podiatric medicine or three CPME on-site evaluation teams to residency programs, fellowship programs, or continuing education providers.
CPME 925, Complaint Procedures - The complaint procedures were updated to clarify that evidence of exhausting internal procedures do not have to be provided if the complainant can demonstrate that no internal procedures exists for a provider of continuing education only. (emphasis added)
CPME 900, Bylaws - The CPME Bylaws were updated to clarify the e-ballot voting procedures.
CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Documents - The policies were updated to include the fellowship evaluation and program transfer fees and the policy on the use of the CPME logo.
CPME 900, Bylaws - The CPME Bylaws were updated at the Council’s April 2019 meeting to address:
CPME 900, Bylaws - The CPME Bylaws were updated at the Council’s October 2018 meeting to address the recusal policy and voting by e-ballot.
CPME 925, Complaint Procedures - During the April 2018 meeting, the Council adopted updates made to CPME 925, Complaint Procedures, to reflect the revised policy which allows for additional flexibility with processing complaints and to include mention of the fillable complaint form.