4723-26-03 [Rescinded] Procedures for obtaining a certificate to practice as a community health worker by endorsement.

(A) To obtain a certificate to practice as a community health worker by endorsement, an applicant shall:

(1) Hold a current valid certificate, license, or other authorization to practice as a community health worker issued by another jurisdiction that has standards for issuing a certificate, license, or other authorization to practice that are substantially similar to the board's standards;

(2) Submit a completed application on a form specified by the board;

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

(4) In accordance with division (A)(4) of section 4723.84 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 issuance of a certificate; and

(b) 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 division (A)(4) of section 4723.84 of the Revised Code.

(B) Prior to issuing a certificate to practice as a community health worker by endorsement the board shall have received directly from each jurisdiction in which the applicant holds a certificate, license, or other authorization to practice as a community health worker, verification that the applicant holds a certificate, license, or other authorization to practice in good standing in each jurisdiction.

(C) The board shall issue a certificate to practice as a community health worker by endorsement to an applicant who satisfies both of the following:

(1) Has provided the information and fees required in paragraph (A) of this rule; and

(2) The board has received evidence that the applicant holds a certificate, license, or other authorization to practice as a community health worker in good standing from another jurisdiction whose standards for issuing a certificate, license or other authorization to practice are substantially similar to standards of the board.

(D) The board may condition issuance of the certificate on proof of the applicant's successful completion of board-approved course content covering Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and the rules of this chapter with respect to the role, accountability, and responsibility of a community health worker certified to practice in Ohio.

(E) If through no fault of the board, an applicant for a certificate to practice as a community health worker by endorsement 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.

Effective: 02/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/13/2009
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.88
Rule Amplifies: 4723.83 , 4723.84
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2005