4723-23-07 Procedures for obtaining approval or reapproval as a dialysis technician training program.

The board shall approve and reapprove dialysis technician training programs as follows:

(A) A dialysis technician training program that seeks to be approved by the board shall:

(1) Submit to the board a completed application on a form specified by the board which includes the following:

(a) Identifying information;

(b) Information regarding administrative processes of the program;

(c) A description of the record-keeping system to be used by the training program to assure accurate reporting to the board of individuals who have enrolled in and who did or did not successfully complete the program;

(d) A copy of the policies required by rule 4723-23-08 of the Administrative Code; and

(e) Any other information requested by the board;

(2) Submit payment of a program approval fee of three hundred dollars. No more than one hundred twenty days after receipt of a complete application for approval, the board shall make a determination regarding the approval status of the training program;

(B) Approval shall be current for two years provided the program demonstrates that the standards set forth in rule 4723-23-08 of the Administrative Code are met and maintained throughout the two-year approval period. Site visits may be conducted during each two-year approval period;

(C) At least ninety days prior to expiration of program approval, a dialysis technician training program seeking reapproval shall submit to the board the following:

(1) A reapproval application on a form specified by the board which includes, but is not limited to, verification that the program meets and has maintained the standards set forth in rule 4723-23-08 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Payment of a program reapproval fee of three hundred dollars; and

(3) Any other information requested by the board.

The board may conduct site visits before granting reapproval of a program;

(D) The board shall provide written notification to the dialysis technician training program seeking approval or reapproval if additional information is needed. The notice shall specify a time frame for submission of the required information;

(E) At a regularly scheduled board meeting the board shall review the completed application for approval or reapproval and other necessary documentation to determine compliance with the rules of this chapter. The board shall approve or reapprove a program when the program meets the requirements for approval or reapproval;

(F) The board shall provide the program with written notification of its approval status;

(G) When a complete application for reapproval is submitted to the board in accordance with paragraph (C) of this rule and the board fails to make a determination before the program's approval expires, the board shall issue a notice to the nurse responsible for administering the program extending approval of the program until board action is taken on the reapproval application;

(H) If at any time a dialysis training program approved by the board or a program seeking approval or reapproval appears not to meet or maintain the minimum standards set forth in this chapter:

(1) The board shall submit to the nurse responsible for administering the program a written deficiency report which identifies the standard or standards not being met or maintained and shall include the date on which the board is to consider the deficiency report;

(2) Within thirty days after receipt of the deficiency report, the nurse responsible for administering the program may submit to the board either:

(a) A written plan of correction which sets forth the steps taken by the program to meet or maintain each minimum standard identified in the report as not being met or maintained; or

(b) A written response to the report disputing its findings and setting forth evidence that the program is meeting and maintaining each minimum standard identified in the report as not being met or maintained;

(3) The board may grant approval, reapproval, or propose to deny or withdraw approval of the program based on the deficiency report, the program's response to the report, and any other relevant evidence. The board shall deny or withdraw approval of a program only pursuant to an adjudication in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/08/2010 and 10/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.79
Rule Amplifies: 4723.74
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/2000, 02/01/2006