(A) Any tactical medical professional that carries a firearm while on duty is required to complete a basic firearms course. Such training is not required if:
(1) The person is a currently certified peace officer, or
(2) Prior to or during employment as a tactical medical professional and prior to the effective date of this rule, the professional has successfully completed an equivalent firearms training program approved by the commission and can show documentation of being currently re-qualified with their authorized duty weapon. Equivalent training programs are as follows:
(a) Training completed prior to the effective date of this rule conducted in accordance with Chapter 109:2-1 of the Admininstrative Code.
(b) Training completed prior to the effective date of this rule conducted in accordance with Chapter 109:2-5 of the Admininstrative Code.
(B) In addition to the training required in paragrah (A) of this rule, any tactical medical professional that carries a firearm while on duty is required to complete a scenario training course approved by the executive director.
(C) Tactical medical professionals seeking the ability to carry a rifle or carbine while on duty shall successfully complete additional training approved by the commission. The training shall include, at a minimum, instruction on the carrying and use of rifles and carbines.
(D) To complete the training required in this chapter, the executive director shall permit tactical medical professionals to attend relevant training classes at the Ohio peace officer training academy.
(E) Nothing in this chapter shall limit or be construed as limiting the authority of a commander or a tactical medical professional's agency to enact rules and regulations that establish a higher standard of training above the minimum required by the rules of this chapter.