In 2019, the Department of Education engaged in negotiated rulemaking around several issues and finalized revisions to the regulations in July 2020. As a result of these revisions, the Council has incorporated these changes to comply with the new regulations within CPME 120 Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, CPME 130 Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, and CPME 935a Guidelines for the Conduct of Appeals and Arbitration by Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. (Due to the revisions made to CPME 935a based on the USDE regulatory changes, the Council determined that similar changes should be made to CPME 935b Guidelines for the Conduct of Appeals and Arbitration by Residencies, Fellowships, Providers of Continuing Education, and Specialty Boards.)
Per the Council procedures, these documents will be open for comment from the community of interest until August 20, 2021. A summary of the changes and the proposed documents are available for review below. The draft documents are slated for adoption at the Council’s October 2021 meeting.
Please submit third-party comments by August 20, 2021 to:
Heather Stagliano, Director
Council on Podiatric Medical Education