4730-2-05 Certificate to prescribe.

(A) All applicants for a certificate to prescribe shall file a written application under oath on the forms prescribed by the board, and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires.

(B) No application shall be considered filed, and shall not be reviewed, until the fee required by section 4730.44 of the Revised Code has been received by the board.

(C) An application shall be considered complete when all of the following requirements are met:

(1) The fee required pursuant to section 4730.44 of the Revised Code has been received by the board;

(2) The records of the board establish that the applicant holds a current, valid certificate to practice as a physician assistant in Ohio;

(3) All information required by section 4730.44 of the Revised Code, including such other facts and materials as the board requires, has been received by the board;

(4) The board has received evidence satisfactory to the board of the applicant having successfully completed the provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority required by section 4730.45 of the Revised Code; and

(5) The board is not conducting an investigation, pursuant to section 4730.26 of the Revised Code, of evidence appearing to show that the applicant has violated section 4730.25 of the Revised Code or applicable rules adopted by the board.

(D) Applications shall be processed according to the provisions of rule 4730-1-06 of the Administrative Code.

(E) A certificate to prescribe may be renewed in the manner and according to the standards sets forth in sections 4730.48 and 4730.49 of the Revised Code.

(1) The applicant shall submit a completed application prescribed by the board, including the payment of the fee required by section 4730.48 of the Revised Code;

(2) The applicant shall certify that the applicant has completed the requisite hours of continuing education in pharmacology in compliance with the following requirements:

(a) The applicant completed twelve hours of continuing education in pharmacology during the licensure registration period, or, if the certificate to prescribe was initially issued on or after the first day of the second year of the licensure registration period, at least six hours of continuing education in pharmacology; and

(b) The completed continuing education in pharmacology is category I CME as certified by the "Ohio Association of Physician Assistants," "Ohio State Medical Association," "Ohio Osteopathic Association," "Ohio Podiatric Medicine Association," or a CME provider accreditated by the ACCME and approved by the board. Certification is a process whereby the "Ohio State Medical Association," "Ohio Osteopathic Association," "Ohio Podiatric Medical Association," "Ohio Association of Physician Assistants," and other ACCME accredited providers define their respective CME program requirements for periodic submission to the board for approval. The board may approve each association's CME program requirements which consist of CME category I course and activities that are deemed acceptable for completing the requisite hours of continuing education in pharmacology by each licensee.

(F) A certificate to prescribe shall lapse when the physician assistant's certificate to practice expires. A lapsed certificate to prescribe may be reinstated upon conformance with the following requirements:

(1) The certificate to practice has been reinstated or restored;

(2) The applicant submits a completed application to reinstate the certificate to prescribe, as prescribed by the board;

(3) The applicant certifies that the applicant competed continuing education in pharmacology meeting the requirements of paragraph (E) of this rule for each licensure registration period since the last renewal of the certificate to prescribe; and

(4) The applicant submits payment of the renewal fee required by section 4730.48 of the Revised Code.

(G) A certificate to prescribe shall expire if not renewed at the time the certificate to practice is renewed. Once expired, a certificate to prescribe may be reinstated upon evidence of all of the following:

(1) The applicant holds a current certificate to practice issued pursuant to section 4730.12 of the Revised Code;

(2) The applicant submits a completed application to reinstate the certificate to prescribe, as prescribed by the board, including the payment of the renewal fee required by section 4730.48 of the Revised Code; and

(3) The applicant certifies that the applicant completed continuing education in pharmacology meeting the requirements of paragraph (E) of this rule for each licensure registration period since the last renewal of the certificate to prescribe.

Effective: 10/31/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/31/2012
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4730.07 , 4730.39
Rule Amplifies: 4730.44 , 4730.45 , 4730.47 , 4730.48 , 4730.49 , 4730.50