An opinion article by Howard Schulman, MD, was published in the Providence Journal arguing for the passage of H5247/S301 that would remove requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC). One of his arguments against MOC is that Rhode Island doctors must obtain 40 hours of CME every 2 years.
"The great majority of doctors enjoy keeping up to date and look forward to doing continuing medical education." He states "Being a doctor is much more than filling in the dots on a computer screen."
Additionally, he notes, several government departments, attorneys, insurance companies, media and credentialing services monitor physicians and can take action.
You can read the full article here. This is one of the latest fights against maintenance of certification that are introduced in several states across the nation.