4723-26-02 Community health worker certification.

(A) To obtain a certificate to practice as a community health worker, an applicant who meets the qualifications set forth in division (A) of section 4723.84 of the Revised Code shall:

(1) Submit a completed application on the form required by the board, located athttp://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised October 2013);

(2) Submit an application fee of thirty-five dollars; and

(3) In accordance with division (A) of section 4723.091 of the Revised Code, submit a request to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for a criminal records check. The results of the criminal records check shall:

(a) Be received by the board before a certificate can be issued; and

(b) Indicate that the individual has not been convicted of, pled guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for any violation set forth in section 4723.092 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall issue a certificate to practice as a community health worker to applicants who satisfy the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule, after receipt of written notice from a community health worker training program approved by the board that the applicant has successfully completed the program, and that the applicant is competent to provide care as a community health worker.

(C) If an applicant fails to meet the requirements for certification within one year from the time the board receives the application, the application shall be considered void and the fee shall be forfeited. The application shall state the circumstances under which this forfeiture may occur.

(D) A community health worker certificate shall be considered current until the next scheduled renewal period for a certified community health worker. When a certificate is issued on or after January first of an odd numbered year, that certificate shall be considered current through March thirty-first of the next odd-numbered year.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2014 and 10/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.88
Rule Amplifies: 4723.81, 4723.83, 4723.84
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2005, 02/01/2010, 02/01/2014