Content for Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias Standards

California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190 requires the California Medical Association (CMA) to develop standards for Cultural & Linguistic Competency (CLC) and Implicit Bias (IB) for inclusion in continuing medical education (CME) activities accredited by all California-based CME providers. B&P 2190 is codified through Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 (Coto, 2005) and AB 241 (Kamlager-Dove, 2019).

CMA believes cultural and linguistic competencies are essential to providing quality and accessible care, and also acknowledges that society has embedded an endemic structural racism and biases that affect the care that an individual receives.

To help bridge the gap, CMA’s CME team has updated CLC standards and created standards for IB that reduce health disparities, as well as comply with state law. As a California-based CME provider, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is required to meet the various components to comply with state law beginning on January 1, 2022, and thereafter.

To view the required standards, click here.

Assembly Bill-1195 Continuing education: cultural and linguistic competency

Assembly Bill-241 Implicit bias: continuing education: requirements

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