4723-26-14 Procedures for obtaining approval or reapproval of community health worker training programs.

The board shall approve and reapprove community health worker training programs as follows:

(A) A community health worker training program that seeks to be approved by the board shall submit to the board all of the following:

(1) A completed application on a form specified by the board;

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

(3) Any other information requested by the board.

(B) A community health worker training program seeking reapproval by the board shall submit the following to the board within ninety days prior to the expiration of its current approval:

(1) A reapproval application on a form specified by the board;

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

(3) Any other information requested by the board.

(C) If the board determines that additional information is necessary to make a determination regarding an application for program approval or reapproval, the board shall provide written notice to the applicant requesting the information. An application will expire, and a new application must be submitted, if the requested information is not received by the board within one year of the date of the board's request.

(D) The board may conduct a site visit of a community health worker training program or applicant either prior to approving or reapproving a program application, or at any time during the two year period for which a program is approved.

(E) At a regularly scheduled board meeting the board shall review the completed application for approval or reapproval and all other relevant documentation to determine whether a program complies with standards set forth in this chapter. If the board finds that the program meets all the requirements of this chapter it shall issue its approval or reapproval, in writing, to the applicant program.

(F) Program approval shall extend for two years provided the program continues to meet the program standards set forth in this chapter.

(G) If the board determines that an application for program approval or reapproval does not demonstrate that the applicant program meets or maintains the minimum standards set forth in this chapter, the board shall send to the administrator of the program a written report that identifies the specific deficiencies. The deficiency report must notify the applicant or program of a board meeting date, not less than ninety days in the future, at which the board will make a decision regarding the application.

(H) Within thirty days after receipt of the deficiency report, the administrator of the program may submit to the board either:

(1) A written plan of correction that 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

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

In order for the board to consider the program's response to the deficiency report, the program must submit the response not less than thirty days prior to the board meeting at which the board will consider the program's approval status.

(I) Based on the deficiency report and the program's response to the report, if any, the board may grant approval, grant provisional approval, continue approval, or propose to deny or withdraw approval of the program. The board shall deny or withdraw approval of a program according to the procedures set forth in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. In the alternative, the board an applicant or program may enter into a consent agreement specifying terms and conditions the applicant or program must satisfy in order to achieve or maintain an approval status.

(J) If at any time a program with full approval fails to meet and maintain the minimum standards set forth in this chapter, the board shall place the program on provisional approval. When a program is placed on provisional approval, the board shall specify the minimum standard or standards the program is not meeting or maintaining and shall establish the time period during which the program will be on provisional approval. When the time period for provisional approval has expired, the board shall reconsider the program's approval status.

(K) If a program on provisional approval continues to fail to meet or maintain minimum standards at the end of the time period established for provisional approval, the board may propose to continue provisional approval for a period of time specified by the board or may propose to withdraw approval , according to the procedures set forth in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. In the alternative, the board and applicant or program may enter into a consent agreement specifying terms and conditions the applicant or program must satisfy in order to achieve or maintain an approval status.

(L) When a complete application for reapproval is submitted to the board in accordance with paragraph (B) of this rule, and the board fails to make a determination before the current program approval expires, the board shall issue a notice to the administrator of the program extending approval of the program until board action is taken on the reapproval application.

Effective: 02/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/13/2009 and 10/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.88
Rule Amplifies: 4723.87
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2005