Nac: Chapter 625A - Environmental Health Specialists

Link to law: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-625A.html
Published: 2015

[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:58:44

AM--2013]



[NAC-625A Revised Date: 1-08]

CHAPTER 625A - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

SPECIALISTS

625A.010         Definitions.

625A.013         Environmental health specialist

trainee: Qualification to practice; application for certificate of

registration; approval of training program.

625A.015         Certificate of registration: List of

jurisdictions for purposes of issuance by reciprocity.

625A.017         Certificate of registration: Date

when application for renewal and annual fee are due; effect of noncompliance.

625A.020         Continuing education: Requirements

for renewal of registration; effect of noncompliance; exceptions.

625A.025         Continuing education: Application by

retiree for exemption from requirements.

625A.030         Continuing education: Proof of

completion.

625A.040         Reinstatement of suspended

certificate of registration. [Effective until 2 years after the date of the repeal of

the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding,

suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational

licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain

processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

625A.040         Reinstatement of suspended

certificate of registration. [Effective on the date 2 years after the date of the

repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

 

 

 

      NAC 625A.010  Definitions. (NRS 625A.080)  As used

in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Approved course” means a course of study

or training which must be related to sanitary measures for the benefit of the

public and which is approved or presented by any of the following:

     (a) The National Environmental Health Association.

     (b) The American Public Health Association.

     (c) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

     (d) The Food and Drug Administration.

     (e) The United States Department of Health and

Human Services.

     (f) The Environmental Protection Agency.

     (g) The American Water Works Association.

     (h) The American Dietetic Association.

     (i) The State Board of Nursing.

     (j) The Nevada Environmental Health Association.

     (k) The American Society of Agricultural and

Biological Engineers.

     (l) Any other organization approved by the Board.

     (m) An accredited college or university.

     2.  “Board” means the Board of Registered

Environmental Health Specialists.

     3.  “Certificate of registration” has the

meaning ascribed to it in NRS

625A.023.

     4.  “Contact hour” means 50 minutes of

participation in an approved course.

     5.  “Environmental health specialist” has the

meaning ascribed to it in NRS

625A.025.

     6.  “Environmental health specialist trainee”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

625A.026.

     7.  “Practice of environmental health” has

the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

625A.028.

     8.  “Unit of continuing education” means 12

contact hours of approved courses.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. for Registration of Pub. Health

Sanitarians, eff. 2-19-91; A by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03,

3-26-2004; R003-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.013  Environmental health specialist trainee: Qualification to

practice; application for certificate of registration; approval of training

program. (NRS

625A.080, 625A.115)

     1.  To engage in the practice of

environmental health as an environmental health specialist trainee, a person:

     (a) Must be employed as a part of a training

program which has been approved by the Board and in which the person engages in

the practice of environmental health under the direct supervision of one or

more other persons who hold certificates of registration as environmental

health specialists; and

     (b) Must file with the Board an application for a

certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist trainee not

later than 90 days after the date on which the person initially becomes

employed as a part of the approved training program.

     2.  To be approved by the Board for purposes

of employing environmental health specialist trainees, a training program must

submit to the Board an application, a description of the training program and

any other information related to the training program that the Board may

require.

     3.  The Board will maintain a list of all

training programs that are approved by the Board to employ environmental health

specialist trainees.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp.

by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.015  Certificate of registration: List of jurisdictions for purposes

of issuance by reciprocity. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.110)  For the

purpose of issuing a certificate of registration to a person by reciprocity as

provided in NRS 625A.110, the

Board will maintain a list of all jurisdictions recognized by the Board as

having requirements for registration as an environmental health specialist,

environmental health scientist or registered sanitarian which are substantially

similar to the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of registration

as an environmental health specialist in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp.

by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.017  Certificate of registration: Date when application for renewal

and annual fee are due; effect of noncompliance. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.130)

     1.  An application for renewal of a

certificate of registration and the annual fee required pursuant to NRS 625A.130 must be received by

the Board not later than 60 days after the end of each calendar year.

     2.  The certificate of registration of an

environmental health specialist or environmental health specialist trainee is

automatically suspended if the specialist or trainee fails to submit an

application for renewal of the certificate and the annual fee required pursuant

to NRS 625A.130 within the

period prescribed in subsection 1.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp.

by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.020  Continuing education: Requirements for renewal of registration;

effect of noncompliance; exceptions. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.150)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2:

     (a) Each environmental health specialist must

complete 2 units of continuing education every 2 years after the date of his

initial renewal. Not later than 2 years after the date of his initial renewal

and every 2 years thereafter, the environmental health specialist must submit

proof of completion of the required units of continuing education to the Board

with his application for the renewal of his registration.

     (b) The certificate of registration of an

environmental health specialist who fails to comply with the provisions of

paragraph (a) is automatically suspended.

     2.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to an environmental health specialist who has received an exemption

pursuant to NRS 625A.150.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. for Registration of Pub. Health

Sanitarians, eff. 2-19-91; A by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03,

3-26-2004; R003-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.025  Continuing education: Application by retiree for exemption from

requirements. (NRS

625A.080, 625A.150)  An environmental

health specialist who wishes to be exempt from the requirements for continuing

education set forth in NAC 625A.020 because he has

retired and is no longer engaged in the practice of environmental health must

submit an application for an exemption to the Board. Such an application must

be made on a form approved by the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp.

by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.030  Continuing education: Proof of completion. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.150)

     1.  Each environmental health specialist who

is required to complete a program of continuing education shall retain proof of

completion of an approved course for 4 years after completion of the course.

     2.  Proof of completion of an approved course

must be in the form of a transcript, certificate of completion or other

document furnished by the organization which conducted the course.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. for Registration of Pub. Health

Sanitarians, eff. 2-19-91; A by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03,

3-26-2004)

      NAC 625A.040  Reinstatement of suspended certificate of registration.

[Effective until 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings.] (NRS 625A.080, 625A.100, 625A.130, 625A.150)  If the

certificate of registration of an environmental health specialist has been

suspended pursuant to the provisions of NRS 625A.130 or NAC 625A.017 or 625A.020,

the Board will reinstate the certificate of registration after the

environmental health specialist submits to the Board:

     1.  An application for reinstatement of the

certificate of registration on a form approved by the Board.

     2.  The statement prescribed by the Division

of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human

Services required pursuant to NRS

625A.105 if the environmental health specialist failed to submit the

statement to the Board.

     3.  The annual fee for registration for each

year in which the certificate of registration was suspended and for the year in

which the environmental health specialist requests reinstatement.

     4.  A penalty fee of $100.

     5.  Proof of completion of the units of

continuing education required pursuant to NAC 625A.020

for the period in which the certificate of registration was suspended. Any

units of continuing education required to be completed during the period in

which the certificate of registration was suspended must be completed within

the 2 years immediately preceding the date of application for reinstatement.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp.

by R125-03, eff. 3-26-2004; A by R003-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.040  Reinstatement

of suspended certificate of registration. [Effective on the date 2 years after the date of the repeal of

the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding,

suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational

licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain

processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.] (NRS 625A.080, 625A.100, 625A.130, 625A.150)  If the

certificate of registration of an environmental health specialist has been

suspended pursuant to the provisions of NRS 625A.130 or NAC 625A.017 or 625A.020,

the Board will reinstate the certificate of registration after the

environmental health specialist submits to the Board:

     1.  An application for reinstatement of the

certificate of registration on a form approved by the Board.

     2.  The annual fee for registration for each

year in which the certificate of registration was suspended and for the year in

which the environmental health specialist requests reinstatement.

     3.  A penalty fee of $100.

     4.  Proof of completion of the units of

continuing education required pursuant to NAC 625A.020

for the period in which the certificate of registration was suspended. Any

units of continuing education required to be completed during the period in

which the certificate of registration was suspended must be completed within

the 2 years immediately preceding the date of application for reinstatement.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp.

by R125-03, eff. 3-26-2004; A by R125-03, 3-26-2004; R003-06, 3-23-2007,

effective on the date 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings)

REVISER’S NOTE.

      The regulation of the Board of Registered

Environmental Health Specialists filed with the Secretary of State on March 26,

2004 (LCB File No. R125-03), the source of this section, as amended by the

regulation of the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists filed

with the Secretary of State on March 23, 2007 (LCB File No. R003-06), contains

the following provision not included in NAC:

      “Section 3 of this regulation [amending NAC 625A.040] becomes effective on the date 2 years

after the date on which the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 666 requiring each state

to establish procedures under which the state has authority to withhold or

suspend, or to restrict the use of professional, occupational and recreational

licenses of persons who:

      (a) Have failed to comply with a subpoena or

warrant relating to a procedure to determine the paternity of a child or to

establish or enforce an obligation for the support of a child; or

      (b) Are in arrears in the payment for the

support of one or more children,

Ê are

repealed by the Congress of the United States.”
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