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The ABMS has issued definitions of ‘Clinically Active’ and ‘Clinically Inactive’ and requires that all diplomates self-report their status once every 24 months in each area of certification. This information will be available to the public.
1. Clinically Active: Any amount of direct and/or consultative patient care has been provided in the preceding 24 months. This includes the supervision of residents.
A. Engaged in direct and/or consultative care sufficient to complete an Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP) activity.
B. Engaged in direct and/or consultative care not sufficient to complete a PIP activity.
2. Clinically Inactive: No direct and or/consultative patient care has been provided in the past 24 months.
3. Status Unknown: No information available on the clinical activity of this diplomate.
Diplomates must update their Clinical Activity Status in the Diplomate Information and Status Section in ABPN Physician Folios.