(A) The CME requirements for individuals licensed after the start of a CME period shall be computed as follows:
If the license is initially issued prior to the first day of the second year of a CME period, an individual shall be required to earn fifty total hours, of which at least twenty shall be category 1; if the license is issued on or after the first day of the second year of a CME period and prior to the first day of the eighteenth month of that CME period, the licensee shall be required to earn twenty-five hours, of which at least ten hours shall be category 1; if the license is issued on or after the first day of the eighteenth month of a CME period, the licensee shall not be required to earn any hours of CME credits for that CME period.
(B) Pursuant to the provisions of section 4745.04 of the Revised Code, the board shall permit a licensee to earn one hour of CME for each sixty minutes spent providing health care services in Ohio, as a volunteer, to indigent and uninsured persons, up to the following maximums:
(1) For a licesnee required to earn fifty total hours, a maximum of sixteen hours for that CME period.
(2) For a licensee required to earn twenty-five total hours, a maximum of eight hours for that CME period.
Any hours of CME earned under this provision shall be credited toward category two requirements, and shall be documented in the manner required by paragraph (D) of rule 4731-10-08 of the Administrative Code.
(C) Nothing in this rule shall limit the board's authority to require additional training under the provisions of section 4731.222 of the Revised Code. Training required by section 4731.222 of the Revised Code shall not be used to satisfy the CME requirement of this rule and of section 4731.282 of the Revised Code.
(D) Only those hours earned from the date of initial licensure to the end of the CME period shall be used towards the total hour requirement as contained in paragraph (A) of this rule.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 3/2/2018 and 05/31/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05, 4731.282, 4745.04
Rule Amplifies: 4731.282, 4745.04
Prior Effective Dates: 02/28/2003