(A) An application for approval of an independent study continuing education activity submitted by a provider to an OBN approver must include documentation of all of the requirements contained in paragraphs (A) to (D) of rule 4723-14-15 of the Administrative Code in addition to the following:
(1) Documentation of the qualifications of the author of the independent study package and those of the individual providing feedback to the learner;
(2) A description of the entire independent study package that outlines all activities of the learner, all materials to be used, and the method the learner is to use to gain access to, or interact with, the provider of the independent study;
(3) Documentation of the effectiveness of the independent study in meeting outcomes, and of the rationale used to determine the number of contact hours to be awarded; and
(4) An evaluation mechanism that includes a method for providing feedback to the learner.
(B) An OBN approver may approve an individually submitted independent study continuing education activity that complies with the requirements of this rule. The approval may be valid for up to two years.
(C) An application for reapproval of an individually submitted independent study continuing education activity may be simplified according to policies established by the OBN approver.
Five Year Review (FYR) 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, 04/01/1998, 02/01/2001, 02/01/2007, 2/1/13