Bill Status of HB4725 101st General Assembly
Short Description: PHYSICIANS-DEMENTIA TRAINING
Rep. Kathleen Willis - Fred Crespo - Natalie A. Manley - Elizabeth Hernandez - Emanuel Chris Welch and Kelly M. Cassidy
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that not later than 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall adopt rules that require a person seeking licensure to practice medicine in all of its branches to have completed 6 hours of education on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Provides that no later than 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department shall adopt rules that require any continuing education for persons licensed to practice medicine under all of its branches under the Act to include an average of 2 hours of continuing education per license year on the diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specifies that the training requirement shall only apply to persons who serve adult populations. Provides that the curriculum used for the training shall cover the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, including recognizing the signs and symptoms of dementia; person-centered care; assessment and care planning; and culturally competent health care.