(A) Each applicant for license renewal or license reinstatement shall certify that the applicant has completed the requisite hours of CME since the start of the CME period.
(B) The board may select applications for verification that all CME requirements have been met. Licensees whose applications are selected shall submit additional documentation of compliance with CME requirements as the board may require. Failure to submit the additional documents shall constitute a violation of section 4731.282 of the Revised Code and section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.
(C) Applicants and licensees have a continuing obligation to maintain detailed records of
CME hours earned. Each applicant or licensee shall be responsible for and shall retain written verification obtained from the sponsoring entity of attendance at category 1 CME programs. Written verification shall include a description of the CME activity, the location of the CME activity, the dates of attendance, the hours of each CME activity and the category of CME. Each applicant or licensee shall retain written documentation of category 2 CME completed during the CME period. Records of all CME undertaken shall be retained by the licensee for two years after the end of the CME period and shall be made available to the board upon request.
(D) Licensees seeking to receive credit toward category two CME requirements pursuant to paragraph (E) of rule 4731-10-02, paragraph (B) of rule 4731-10-09, or paragraph (B) of rule 4731-10-10 of the Administrative Code shall maintain a log of their qualifying activities. The log shall indicate the dates the health care services were provided, the number of hours spent providing health care services on those dates, and the location where the health care services were provided.
(E) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (C) of this rule, applicants and licensees shall not destroy or otherwise make unavailable written documentation of CME activity after the board has requested verification of CME pursuant to this rule or section 4731.22 of the Revised Code. Upon verification that all CME requirements have been met, the applicant or licensee may destroy the requested records.
(F) Nothing in this rule shall limit the board's authority to investigate and take action under section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 3/2/2018 and 05/31/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4745.04, 4731.282, 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 4731.22, 4745.04, 4731.282
Prior Effective Dates: 05/16/1983, 10/31/1996, 03/10/1998 (Emer.), 06/08/1998, 02/28/2003