20:50:08:02.01. Limits on self-directed learning. No more than nine hours of self-directed learning may be credited to a licensee in a three-year period to fulfill continuing education requirements. The number of credit hours is limited for each self-directed learning category as follows:
(1) Surgical/ophthalmologist observation -- one hour credit for every two hours of observation, up to four hours credit. The board must be provided documentation signed by the ophthalmologist evidencing the observation;
(2) Video, recorded webinars, and teleconferences -- up to two hours credit. The course must be proctored to receive credit;
(3) Correspondence courses from colleges or occupational journals -- up to four hours credit. The course must have self-testing to receive credit;
(4) Live webinars -- up to four hours credit. A certificate of attendance stating it is a live webinar must be provided to the board in order to receive live webinar credit.
In the event of an emergency or situation not within the control of the licensee, and for good cause shown, a live stream presentation may receive credit as a live presentation.
Source: 24 SDR 91, effective January 6, 1998; 37 SDR 133, effective January 18, 2011; 44 SDR 99, effective December 11, 2017.
General Authority: SDCL 36-7-15(4).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-7-20.1, 36-7-20.2.
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