Lawriter - OAC - 4729-6-03 Criteria for in-state approved providers of continuing pharmacy education for providing volunteer health care services.

4729-6-03 Criteria for in-state approved providers of continuing pharmacy education for providing volunteer health care services.

In-state providers seeking approval by the state board of pharmacy must demonstrate ability and willingness to monitor and report volunteer services for continuing pharmacy education provided in accordance with section 4745.04 of the Revised Code in a responsible manner and shall submit evidence of this on applications developed by the board. The minimum criteria shall include:

(A) There shall be a program director charged with the administration of the continuing pharmacy education program that serves as a liaison to the board. The program director shall be a designated representative of the entity that provides health care services.

(B) Providers shall award continuing pharmacy education credit to successful participants in units consisting of C.E.U.s and in accordance with the requirements of section 4745.04 of the Revised Code.

(C) Providers shall maintain a list of the number and date of volunteer hours of participants and the participants' Ohio license or registration numbers for a five-year period to be made available to the board upon request.

(D) Providers shall award a certificate to each successful participant containing at least the following information:

(1) The name of the provider;

(2) The completion date of the experience;

(3) The name of the participant;

(4) The title of the experience;

(5) The number of C.E.U.s the experience has been assigned;

(6) The program or experience identification number according to the numbering system designated by the board;

(7) The manual signature, including a scanned image, or the electronic signature of the program director listed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(E) All in-state providers shall provide, in a manner determined by the board, a provider program notice and list of successful participants and the participants' license or registration numbers to the board no later than sixty days after the date of volunteer service is completed.

(F) The board of pharmacy, upon receipt of evidence that any approved provider is presenting experiences not conforming to the requirements pursuant to this rule, may place a provider on probationary status or revoke such approval.

(G) All C.E.U.s shall be awarded in half hour increments at the rate of 0.05 C.E.U.s for each thirty minutes spent providing health care services as a volunteer.

(H) Once approved as an in-state provider of continuing pharmacy education for providing volunteer health care services, the provider shall maintain or update the provider's contact information, at a minimum, biennially, in accordance with a schedule adopted by the board. Contact information shall be updated using a form approved by the board. Providers who have not complied with this paragraph shall no longer be deemed as an approved in-state provider. The provider shall have to resubmit an application for approval in accordance with this rule.

Effective: 9/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.12