Respiratory Therapist And Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board Continuing Education

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Published: 2015

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DIVISION 720
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST AND POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGISTS LICENSING BOARD

CONTINUING EDUCATION

331-720-0010
Continuing Education Requirements
for Respiratory Care
(1) To maintain licensure, a respiratory
care practitioner must complete a minimum of seven hours of continuing education
every year. At least 2.5 hours of the required continuing education must be related
to clinical practice of respiratory care defined under ORS 688.800.
(2) A license holder must
document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation
on the license renewal application. A licensee is subject to provisions of OAR 331-720-0020
pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.
(3) Satisfactory continuing
education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided
by:
(a) An institution of higher
education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities, the State Board of Higher Education, Oregon
Higher Education Coordinating Commission, American Medical Association Committee
on Allied Health Education and Accreditation in collaboration with the Committee
on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, or its successor, or the Commission on Accreditation
for Allied Health Education Programs offering an Associate Degree in Respiratory
Care; or
(b) The NBRC, AARC, Oregon
Medical Association, the Oregon Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association
Continuing Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the American
Nurses Association, or other professional or medical organizations or associations
which conduct educational meetings, workshops, symposiums, and seminars where CEU
credit is offered and where subject matter meets the requirements under subsection
(4) of this rule;
(4) The subject matter of
the continuing education must be specifically related to respiratory care as outlined
in ORS 688.800(5).
(5) Continuing education
may include teaching a course sponsored by a continuing education provider listed
in subsection (3) of this rule and where the subject matter meets the requirements
under subsection (4) of this rule (provided that no more than half the required
hours be in teaching).
(6) Obtaining and maintaining
proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of
the licensee. The licensee must ensure that adequate proof of attainment of required
continuing education is available for audit or investigation or when otherwise requested
by the agency. Adequate proof of participation is listed under OAR 331-720-0020(3).
(7) Documentation of participation
in continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years
following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.
(8) For the purpose of this
rule continuing education hours mean actual academic, classroom, or course work
time, including but not limited to workshops, symposiums, or seminars. Continuing
education hours do not include travel time to or from the training site, registration
or check-in periods, breaks or lunch periods.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 676.615 &
688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605,
676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HDLB 1-1997(Temp),
f. 12-19-97, cert. ef. 12-22-97 thru 6-19-98; HDLP 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-98;
HLO 4-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLO 10-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
11-8-04 thru 3-31-05; HLO 1-2005, f. 2-28-05 cert. ef. 3-1-05; HLA 7-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 11-1-10; HLA 15-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 16-2013, f. 12-31-13,
cert. ef. 1-1-14
331-720-0015
Continuing Education Requirements
for Polysomnography
(1) To maintain licensure, a polysomnographic
technologist must complete a minimum of seven hours of continuing education every
year.
(2) A license holder must
document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation
on the license renewal application. A licensee is subject to provisions of OAR 331-720-0020
pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.
(3) Satisfactory continuing
education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided
by:
(a) An institution of higher
education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities, the State Board of Higher Education, Oregon
Higher Education Coordinating Commission, American Medical Association Committee
on Allied Health Education and Accreditation in collaboration with the Committee
on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, or its successor, or the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs in Polysomnographic Technology; or
(b) The BRPT, AARC, Oregon
Medical Association, the Oregon Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association
Continuing Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the American
Nurses Association, American Association of Sleep Technologists and its affiliates,
or other professional or medical organizations or associations which conduct educational
meetings, workshops, symposiums, and seminars where CEU credit is offered and where
subject matter meets the requirements under subsection (4) of this rule;
(4) The subject matter of
the continuing education must be specifically related to polysomnography as outlined
in ORS 688.800(2).
(5) Continuing education
may include teaching a course sponsored by a continuing education provider listed
in subsection (3) of this rule and where the subject matter meets the requirements
under subsection (4) of this rule (provided that no more than half the required
hours be in teaching).
(6) Obtaining and maintaining
proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of
the licensee. The licensee must ensure that adequate proof of attainment of required
continuing education is available for audit or investigation or when otherwise requested
by the agency. Adequate proof of participation is listed under OAR 331-720-0020(3).
(7) Documentation of participation
in continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years
following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.
(8) For the purpose of this
rule continuing education hours mean actual academic, classroom, or course work
time, including but not limited to workshops, symposiums, or seminars. Continuing
education hours do not include travel time to or from the training site, registration
or check-in periods, breaks or lunch periods.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 676.615 &
688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605,
676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HLA 15-2011, f. 12-30-11,
cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 16-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14
331-720-0020
Continuing Education: Audit, Required
Documentation and Sanctions
(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency
will audit a select percentage of licenses to verify compliance with continuing
education requirements.
(2) Licensees notified of
selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the agency,
within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification, satisfactory
evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR
331-720-0010, Continuing Education Requirements for Respiratory Care; or 331-720-0015,
Continuing Education Requirements for Polysomnography
(3) Evidence of successful
completion of the required continuing education must include the following:
(a) Name of continuing education
sponsor/provider;
(b) Course agenda —
including the date of the training and breakdown of hours for each agenda item,
lunch and breaks;
(c) Course outline —
including a detailed summary of each topic discussed and the learning objective
or training goal of each agenda item; The content of the course must have a direct
relationship between the course training and subject matter related to Respiratory
Care as set forth in OAR 331-720-0010, or Polysomnography as set forth in 331-720-0015;
(d) Background resume of
speakers or instructors; and
(e) Documentation of attendance
or successful course completion. Examples include a certificate, transcript, sponsor
statement or affidavit attesting to attendance, diploma.
(4) If documentation of continuing
education is incomplete, the licensee has 30 calendar days from the date of the
deficiency notice to correct the deficiency and submit further documentation of
completion of the required continuing education.
(5) Misrepresentations of
continuing education or failure to complete continuing education requirements may
result in disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to assessment
of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 676.615 &
688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605,
676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HDLB 1-1997(Temp),
f. 12-19-97, cert. ef. 12-22-97 thru 6-19-98; HDLP 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-98;
HLO 4-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-10;
HLA 16-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

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