As used in this chapter:
(A) "Certificate holder" means an individual holding either: .
(1) A current, valid certificate of authority issued by the board to practice as a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist; or
(2) A current, valid certificate issued by the board to provide dialysis care as a dialysis technician.
(B) "Educational provider" means the following:
(1) A provider or provider unit that has been approved by an Ohio board of nursing
(OBN) approver in accordance with Chapter 4723-14 of the Administrative Code;
(2) An educational institution that is both acceptable to the supervising member, and accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body;
(3) A prelicensure nursing education program approved by the board in accordance with Chapter 4723-5 of the Administrative Code;
(4) A state board or agency that regulates health care providers when an educational offering approved or accepted by the board or agency contains content that has been prescribed by the supervising member for a participant in the practice intervention and improvement program; or.
(5) An employer of a licensee or certificate holder determined to be eligible for the practice intervention and improvement program pursuant to rules 4723-18-02 and 4723-18-03 of the Administrative Code, provided the employer meets the criteria specified in paragraph (C) of rule 4723-18-06 of the Administrative Code.
(C) "Employer" means any person for whom a licensee or certificate holder works, or may work in the future, or any institution that grants practice privileges enabling a licensee or certificate holder to practice at the institution, while participating in the practice intervention and improvement program.
(D) "Licensee" means any individual holding a current valid license issued by the board to practice nursing as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
(E) "Participant" means a licensee or certificate holder undergoing a remedial process in the practice intervention and improvement program.
(F) "Participatory agreement" means a confidential, voluntary, written contract executed by a licensee or certificate holder and the practice intervention and improvement program (PIIP) which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Stipulation of the licensee's or certificate holder's identified practice deficiency;
(2) Consent of the licensee or certificate holder to participate in the remediation process required by the board;
(3) Consent by the licensee or certificate holder that allows the release to PIIP of all information pertaining to the licensee's or certificate holder's remediation process; and
(4) A provision whereby the failure of the remediation process will result in disciplinary action of the licensee or certificate holder by the board.
(G) "Practice intervention and improvement program" or "PIIP" means the program authorized by section 4723.282 of the Revised Code that allows the board to abstain from taking disciplinary action against a licensee or certificate holder, who has a practice deficiency that has been identified by the board through an investigation conducted under section 4723.28 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Practice deficiency" means a practice activity that does not meet acceptable standards of safe and effective nursing care as set forth in Chapter 4723-4 of the Administrative Code or rules 4723-8-02, 4723-9-08, and 4723-9-09 of the Administrative Code, or the acceptable standards of safe and effective dialysis care as set forth in rules 4723-23-12 and 4723-23-14 of the Administrative Code.
(I) "Remediation" means a prescribed educational intervention that is designed to correct an identified practice deficiency of a licensee or certificate holder. Remediation includes, but is not limited to, successful demonstration by the licensee or certificate holder that the learned knowledge and skills have been incorporated into the licensee's or certificate holder's practice.
(J) "Representative of the board" means an educational provider or workplace monitor, designated by the board to act on its behalf, who has entered into an agreement with PIIP to provide remediation or evaluation pursuant to section 4723.282 of the Revised Code and this chapter.
(K) "Supervising member" means the board member elected to serve as the supervising member for disciplinary matters in accordance with section 4723.02 of the Revised Code.
(L) "Workplace monitor" means the individual who observes and evaluates, for a specified time period, the practice of a participant in PIIP to determine whether the participant has incorporated applicable learned knowledge and skills into workplace practice.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/16/2008 and 10/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07, 4723.282
Rule Amplifies: 4723.282
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/2001, 2/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 2/1/2007