4726-13-03 Standards relating to competent practice as an ocularist.

(A) A licensed ocularist shall provide ocularistry care within the scope of practice of ocularistry as set forth in division (J) of section 4725.40 of the Revised Code and the rules of the board.

(B) A licensed ocularist shall maintain current knowledge of the duties, responsibilities and accountabilities for safe ocularistry care.

(C) A licensed ocularist shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all area of practice in which the licensed ocularist is engaged, which includes, but is not limited to, the consistent performance of all aspects of ocularistry care.

(D) A licensed ocularist shall:

(1) Implement any appropriately authorized prescription for a patient unless the licensed ocularist has reason to believe the prescription is:

(a) Inaccurate;

(b) Not properly authorized;

(c) Not current or valid;

(d) Contraindicated by other documented information.

(2) Clarify a prescription for a patient when the licensed ocularist believes the prescription is:

(a) Inaccurate;

(b) Not properly authorized;

(c) Not current or valid;

(d) Contraindicated by other documented information.

(3) When clarifying a prescription, the licensed ocularist in a timely manner shall:

(a) Consult with the appropriate licensed practitioner; and,

(b) Document that the licensed practitioner has been consulted and notified.

(E) A licensed ocularist shall maintain the confidentiality of patient information.

(F) At all times when a licensed ocularist is providing ocularistry care to a patient, the licensed ocularists shall:

(1) Wear an identifying badge with his/her name and designation of licensed ocularist;

(2) Cause any apprentices under his/her supervision to wear an identifying badge with the apprentice's name and designation of apprentice ocularist;

(3) In a complete, accurate and timely manner, report and document ocularistry care provided by the licensed ocularist for the patient and the patient's response to that care;

(4) Not falsify any client record or any other document prepared or utilized in the course of, or in conjunction with, ocularistry practice;

(5) Treat each patient with courtesy, respect, and with full recognition of dignity and individuality; and,

(6) Provide the appropriate direction, supervision and evaluation of tasks performed by apprentices registered under the licensed ocularist.

(G) When ocularistry practice, as set forth in section 4725.40 of the Revised Code, is supervised or evaluated, only a licensed ocularist shall supervise the practice of ocularistry by other licensed ocularists or registered apprentice ocularists:

(H) A licensed ocularist, when functioning in a supervising role, shall assure that adequate procedures are in place and implemented to verify that:

(1) Each ocularist under the supervising ocularist has a current, valid license and wall certificate to practice as a licensed ocularist and that the wall certificate and license are displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of the practice of ocularistry; and,

(2) Each apprentice ocularist has a current valid registration that is displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of practice of the practice of apprentice ocularistry.

Replaces: 4726-17-01, 4726-17-02

Effective: 11/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.44
Rule Amplifies: 4725.53
Prior Effective Dates: 11/29/79, 8/4/94 (Emerg.), 10/14/94, 1/23/06