(A) To obtain a dialysis technician intern certificate to practice as a dialysis technician, an applicant who meets the qualifications set forth in division (A) of section 4723.76 of the Revised Code shall:
(1) Submit an application on the form required by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised 2015), that includes the name and address of each dialysis training program approved by the board in which the applicant has been enrolled and the dates during which the applicant was enrolled in each program;
(2) Submit an application fee of thirty-five dollars; and
(3) As required by section 4723.091 of the Revised Code, submit to a criminal records check completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation the results of which indicate that the individual has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for any violation set forth in section 4723.092 of the Revised Code.
(B) Prior to the board determining an applicant is eligible for a dialysis technician intern certificate, the board shall have received:
(1) Written notice of the applicant's successful completion of a dialysis technician training program, approved by the board under section 4723.74 of the Revised Code, submitted directly by the program administrator or designee; and
(2) Written attestation, submitted directly to the board by the applicant's employer, that the applicant is competent to perform dialysis care.
(C) A dialysis technician intern certificate is valid for a period of time that is eighteen months from the date on which the applicant successfully completed a dialysis training program approved by the board under section 4723.74 of the Revised Code, minus the time the applicant was enrolled in one or more dialysis training programs approved by the board. A dialysis technician intern certificate shall not be renewed.
(D) An individual who holds a dialysis technician intern certificate shall not:
(1) Act as a trainer or preceptor in any dialysis training program; or
(2) Provide dialysis care in a patient's home.
(E) The holder of a dialysis technician intern certificate may place the certificate on inactive status by notifying the board in writing of the intent to place the certificate on inactive status. Upon receipt by the board of the request, the time during which the certificate is considered current shall be tolled or suspended. When an individual submits written notification to the board requesting reactivation of the intern certificate and a reactivation fee of thirty-five dollars, the board shall reactivate an intern certificate. Once reactivated, the intern certificate shall remain active for the length of time for which it was originally issued, minus the amount of time for which it previously was on active status.
(F) If an applicant for a dialysis technician intern certificate is not determined eligible for a certificate within one year from receipt of the application, the application shall be considered void and the fee forfeited. The application shall state the circumstances under which this forfeiture may occur.
(G) The board may propose to deny certification as a dialysis technician intern pursuant to an adjudication under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. Based on the results of the adjudication, the board may issue the certificate, deny certification, or condition certification on the applicant's successful correction of the area of deficiency identified by the board.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2015 and 10/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.79
Rule Amplifies: 4723.73, 4723.751, 4723.76
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/2000, 02/01/2002, 02/01/2003, 02/01/2004, 02/01/2006, 02/01/2014, 02/01/2015