In order to maintain adherence to the DSHS Mission, content integrity, policies, and values, DSHS Continuing Education Service has certain requirements for any outside agency that wishes for us to provide Continuing Education to an event (a “Joint Providership”).:
- External organizations wishing to partner with DSHS must contact the DSHS/HHSC program most closely aligned to their area of interest to gain co-host or co-sponsor approval. The DSHS/HHSC program must be actively involved in the planning and implementation of the event. CE Service cannot assist with this process, as the partnership should be in place prior to contacting us. If you need assistance, please check this list of Health Topics and contact information.
- The DSHS/HHSC program will assign a DSHS Event Planner, who will act as the contact with CE Service, and will obtain executive approval (includes DSHS Associate Commissioners, Center Directors, and Office Directors) via a signed JP Approval Form, which will be provided once they contact CE Service.
- The Event Planner must contact CE Service with the intent to co-host a Joint Providership no later than 90 days prior to the event date, using the Pre-Application Questionnaire.
- All event marketing materials must include DSHS/HHSC as a co-host or co-sponsor.
- The DSHS/HHSC program and their partnering organization(s) will complete and submit the DSHS Continuing Education Documentation Packet (CE Doc Pac) a minimum of 60 days before the event.
- Only live events are eligible for joint providership. Online modules (“on demand”) are not eligible.
- Joint providerships with ineligible companies will not be accepted. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies visit accme.org/standards.
If your event meets these requirements, please have your DSHS Event Planner contact us to start the application process.