​Implicit Bias​​ Training for Healthcare Professionals​

Senate Bill 5/House Bill 28

Public Health - Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHHD)

 Excerpt - -  April 1, 2022

This bill requires applicants for the renewal of a license or certificate issued by a health occupations board to attest to the completion of an approved implicit bias training program the first time they renew their license or certificate after April 1, 2022.​

The Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program is already required to establish and provide evidence-based implicit bias training programs for health care professionals involved in perinatal care. Senate Bill 5 / House Bill 28  in coordination with OMHHD, and the Health Occupation Boards, are required to identify and approve implicit bias training programs that are recognized by a Health Occupations Board or accredited by the ACCME that are available for all 20 health occupations boards with a diverse range of licensees and certificate holders.