(A) During each certification period, a certified medication aide must obtain fifteen approved contact hours of continuing education that includes the following:
(1) One hour of continuing education must be directly related to Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under that chapter. To qualify, this continuing education must be approved by an OBN approver as defined in paragraph (I) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code, or an OBN approved provider unit as defined in paragraph (M) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code;
(2) One hour of continuing education must be directly related to establishing and maintaining professional boundaries; and
(3) Ten hours of continuing education must be related to medications or medication administration consistent with the function of the certified medication aide.
(B) A certified medication aide shall verify completion of the continuing education required by this rule on the application for certificate renewal provided by the board, and at the discretion of the board, may be required to show proof of completion of the approved continuing education. Failure to so verify or provide such proof shall result in ineligibility to renew, reactivate, or reinstate a medication aide certificate until the continuing education requirements are met.
(C) A certified medication aide who earns in excess of the number of contact hours of continuing education for a single certification period shall not apply the excess hours to satisfy future continuing education requirements.
(D) The calculation of contact hours based on credit hours earned in an academic institution shall be made in accordance with paragraph (B) of rule 4723-14-04 of the Administrative Code.
(E) Educational activities that satisfy the requirements of this rule are the same as set forth in rule 4723-14-05 of the Administrative Code.
(F) The board may conduct a retrospective audit of any holder of a medication aide certificate to determine compliance with this rule. The audit shall be conducted according to rule 4723-14-07 of the Administrative Code. A certified medication aide shall retain proof of completion of approved continuing education for a period of six years.
(G) A certified medication aide who is ineligible to renew, reactivate, or reinstate a medication aide certificate due to failure to comply with the continuing education requirements, shall be required to show completion of up to thirty contact hours of continuing education that meets the requirements of this rule, before being issued a current certificate by the board. The continuing education shall be obtained within the forty-eight months immediately preceding the renewal, reactivation, or reinstatement of the certificate.
(H) For purposes of determining whether continuing education requirements are met, the provisions of rule 4723-14-02 of the Administrative Code related to military duty are applicable.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/13/2011 and 10/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.69
Rule Amplifies: 4723.61 to 4723.69
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2006 (Emer.), 05/01/2006, 02/01/2008, 02/01/2009