Paying for associate CE
"You're directing your employee's actions," she says. "It's similar to requiring support staff to attend OSHA training outside of work hours."
Of course, it's in your interest that your doctors keep their licenses. Just because you're not required to pay for associates' CE doesn't mean you shouldn't. Employers almost always end up paying for some CE. "It's a negotiable part of any associate's contract," Richard says.She adds that you should develop a clear policy about what you will and won't cover, then negotiate current and new contracts to reflect that decision. But this agreement is between you and your staff. "Paying for required CE is a business decision, not a legal requirement," she says.