4723-14-05 Educational activities that do and do not meet the continuing education requirement.

(A) Any of the following options may be used by a licensee or certificate holder to meet the continuing education requirements set forth in section 4723.24 of the Revised Code, this chapter, or Chapter 4723-23, 4723-26 or 4723-27 of the Administrative Code:

(1) A continuing education activity that has been approved by an OBN approver or provided by an approved provider unit;

(2) A continuing education activity that has been approved by a board or agency regulating the licensee or certificate holder in another jurisdiction;

(3) A continuing education activity that has been approved or provided by a nationally recognized accreditation system of continuing education or a national certifying organization that meets the requirements in division (A) of section 4723.46 of the Revised Code;

(4) A successfully completed course provided by an accredited educational institution for which academic credit is awarded to the licensee or certificate holder;

(5) An independent study continuing education activity as defined in paragraph (G)(2) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Interprofessional continuing education as defined in paragraph (G)(3) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code;

(7) A continuing education activity that has been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession or related discipline in Ohio or another jurisdiction;

(8) Continuing education credit may be given to a licensee or certificate holder who develops and presents a course or activity, or develops an independent study, as follows:

(a) For the first time a presentation is given, the licensee or certificate holder who develops and presents the course or activity shall be awarded the same number of contact hours as the participant receives for the presentation. Contact hours shall only be awarded for the first time a presentation is given;

(b) For an independent study, the number of contact hours awarded to the licensee or certificate holder who develops the independent study shall be equal to the number of contact hours awarded to participants who complete the independent study;

(c) A licensee or certificate holder who presents a portion of an activity may receive continuing education contact hours for additional portions of the activity the licensee or certificate holder attends but does not present.

(9) The board may award contact hours for a board-approved continuing education activity.

(B) The following activities cannot be used by a licensee or certificate holder to meet the continuing education requirements set forth in section 4723.24 of the Revised Code, this chapter, or Chapter 4723-23, 4723-26 or 4723-27 of the Administrative Code:

(1) Repetition of any educational activity with identical content and course objectives within a single reporting period;

(2) Self-directed learning such as reading of texts or journal articles that has not been approved as an independent study or awarded contact hours by an accredited or approved provider or provider unit;

(3) Participation in clinical practice or research that is not part of a continuing education activity;

(4) A personal development activity;

(5) Professional meetings or conventions except for those portions designated as a continuing education activity;

(6) Community service or volunteer practice;

(7) Continuing education ordered by the board pursuant to section 4723.28 , 4723.282 , 4723.652 or 4723.86 of the Revised Code; or

(8) Membership in a professional organization.

Effective: 02/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/15/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07 , 4723.69 , 4723.79
Rule Amplifies: 4723.24 , 4723.651 , 4723.77
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1991, 04/01/1993, 02/01/1996, 04/01/1997, 04/01/1998, 02/01/2001, 02/01/2002, 02/01/2003, 02/01/2004, 02/01/2007, 02/01/2008, 02/01/2013