AMA revises Essentials handbook for approving medical specialty boards
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 28, 2005
The American Medical Association House of Delegates approved the 12th revision of the Liaison Committee for Specialty Boards' Essentials for Approval of Examining Boards in Medical Specialties -- the handbook used by the group to determine how it evaluates applications for new medical specialty examining boards. Changes include:
- An expanded appeal procedure.
- A conflict-of-interest policy for the Liaison Committee for Specialty Boards and appeal panel members.
- Third-party comments during initial review and appeals.
The new Essentials also clarifies that the Liaison Committee for Specialty Boards is responsible for reviewing applications for new medical specialty examining boards, not those already in existence.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/11/28/prbf1128.htm.