4715-40-01 Quality intervention program; definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Licensee" or "License holder" is an individual holding a current valid license issued by the board to practice as a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant radiographer in accordance with sections 4715.09 to 4715.66 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Educational provider" is one designated by the board to provide evaluation, education, and/or remediation pursuant to section 4715.031 of the Revised Code and is one of the following:

(1) An entity or organization that has been approved by the Ohio state dental board in accordance with rules 4715-8-02 and 4715-8-03 of the Administrative Code; and/or

(2) An educational institution or program that is both acceptable to the board and accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States office of education; and/or

(3) A hospital accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations (JCAHO); and/or

(4) A college or university with an accredited school of dentistry or dental hygiene program and/or community college with approved dental hygiene programs, when the educational program is held under the auspices of the school of dentistry or dental hygiene, or dental hygiene program; and/or

(5) A state board or agency that regulates health care providers when education and/or remediation approved or accepted by the board or agency contains content that has been prescribed by the Ohio state dental board for a participant in the quality intervention program.

(C) "Participant" is a licensee undergoing education and/or remediation in the quality intervention program.

(D) "Participatory agreement" is a confidential, voluntary, written contract executed by a licensee and the quality intervention program (QUIP) which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Stipulation of the licensee's identified practice deficiency; and

(2) Consent of the licensee to participate in the education and/or remediation process required by the board; and

(3) Consent by the licensee that allows the release to QUIP of all information pertaining to the licensee's education and/or remedition process; and

(4) A provision whereby the failure to complete the program shall result in commencement of disciplinary proceedings against the licensee by the board under section 4715.03 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Quaility intervention program" or "QUIP" is the program authorized by section 4715.031 of the Revised Code that allows the board to toll disciplinary action against a licensee who has a practice deficiency that has been identified by the board through an initial investigation conducted under division (D) of section 4715.03 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Practice deficiency" is a practice activity that fails to conform to the accepted standards for the profession.

(G) "Remediation" is a prescribed educational intervention that is designed to restore an identified practice deficiency of a licensee to conformity with the accepted standards of the profession. Remediation includes, but is not limited to, successful demonstration by the licensee that the learned knowledge and skills have been incorporated into the licensee's practice.

Effective: 9/12/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/24/2016 and 08/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.031
Rule Amplifies: 4715.031
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/03