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March 7, 1980

Continuing Medical Education

JAMA. 1980;243(9):890-895. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300350050004

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Abstract

AMA Resumes Accreditation Responsibility  On July 25, 1979, the American Medical Association House of Delegates voted to withdraw the AMA from membership in the Liaison Committee on Continuing Medical Education (LCCME) as of that date and simultaneously to resume responsibility for the voluntary accreditation of continuing medical education (CME) through the establishment of a Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education under the AMA Council on Medical Education. The AMA performed the accreditation function for more than a decade before the LCCME's assuming that task on July 1, 1977. All accredited institutions were immediately informed of this change and also that their accreditation status remained unchanged in this new program.The state medical associations, in accordance with guidelines previously established by the AMA Council on Medical Education, were recognized immediately as the accrediting bodies for institutions and organizations providing intrastate programs of CME. The intent of the AMA in making

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