During the first biennium, or within 24 months of initial licensure, whichever ends later, Podiatric Physicians are required to obtain five (5) hours of continuing education in the subject area of Risk Management by attending one full day of a meeting of the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine at which disciplinary hearings are conducted, as provided in Rule 64B18-17.005, Florida Administrative Code.
Once the meeting attendance requirement is fulfilled, the practitioner's only remaining continuing education requirements for his or her first renewal are:
Note Concerning the Meeting Requirement during the Current Biennium (April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2022):
Due to current vacancies on the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine, the Board currently lacks a quorum and, as such, is unable to conduct disciplinary hearings. What does this mean for those who are required to attend a disciplinary hearing as a condition of licensure? Because no disciplinary hearings are being conducted, you will need to petition for a variance and waiver of this rule. For instructions on completing the petition, click HERE. Once you have completed the document, email it to Eric.Pottschmidt@flhealth.gov and mail a copy of the document to: Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, Room 680, Pepper Building, 111 W. Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400.