(A) A course in the administration of immunizations developed pursuant to division (B)(1) of section 4729.41 of the Revised Code shall meet at least the following requirements:
(1) The instructor shall be a licensed health care professional and have the appropriate education and experience to teach a course in the administration of immunizations.
(2) The content must meet the standards established for such courses by the centers for disease control and prevention in the public health service of the United States department of health and human services.
(3) The course must be a minimum of five hours in length and include at least the following:
(a) A review of immunology that includes a discussion of the body's immune system reaction to the immunizations.
(b) A review of each medication listed in division (A)(3) of section 4729.41 of the Revised Code and each immunization or vaccination pursuant to rule 4729-5-38 of the Administrative Code that includes the following:
(i) Disease states associated with the immunization;
(ii) Type or nature of activity of the immunization;
(iii) Appropriate administration schedules;
(iv) Appropriate routes of administration;
(v) Appropriate injection sites;
(vi) Appropriate dosages;
(vii) Appropriate monitoring and treatment of the patient for adverse reactions, including the use of diphenhydramine and epinephrine;
(viii) Appropriate patient populations;
(ix) Precautions and contraindications;
(x) Proper storage requirements for the immunization.
(c) A review of sterile technique in injectable dosage preparation and administration.
(d) A minimum of one hour of instruction and physical participation in administration techniques.
(e) A review of the proper disposal procedures for contaminated needles and immunizations.
(f) A review of the proper procedures for accidental needle sticks.
(4) The course must provide a method to evaluate the successful mastery of the content.
(B) All courses in immunizations must be submitted to the state board of pharmacy for approval. The courses may be reviewed with the state medical board and the board of nursing, as appropriate. Any subsequent revisions to the course, after the initial approval, must be submitted to the state board of pharmacy for approval.
(C) A pharmacist or pharmacy intern acting under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who has not successfully completed a course in immunization administration that meets the requirements set forth in this rule, must complete a course that meets the requirements in this rule prior to the administration of any immunization listed in rule 4729-5-38 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/15/2015 and 10/05/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26, 4729.41
Rule Amplifies: 4729.41
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/01, 10/19/07, 6/21/09