4734-7-03 Continuing education credit for providing health care to indigent and uninsured persons as a volunteer.

(A) Licensees may satisfy up to twelve hours of CE credit by providing health care services as a volunteer to an indigent and uninsured person(s) in accordance with section 4745.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) Providing health care to indigent and uninsured persons as a volunteer means providing diagnosis, care, or treatment without the expectation of receiving and without receipt of any compensation or other form of remuneration from an indigent and uninsured person, another person on behalf of an indigent and uninsured person, any health care facility or location, any nonprofit health care referral organization, or any other person or government entity.

(C) Licensees must satisfy the requirements of section 2305.234 of the Revised Code to qualify for the immunity from liability granted under that section. Continuing education credit received in accordance with section 4745.04 of the Revised Code for providing health care services is not compensation or any other form of remuneration for purposes of section 2305.234 of the Revised Code and does not make the licensee ineligible for the immunity from liability granted under that section.

(D) As defined in section 2305.234 of the Revised Code, an indigent and uninsured shall meet both of the following requirements:

(1) Relative to being indigent, the person's income is not greater than two hundred per cent of the federal poverty line, as defined by the United States office of management and budget and revised in accordance with section 673(2) of the "Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981," 95 Stat. 511, 42 U.S.C. 9902, as amended, except in any case in which paragraph (D)(2)(c) of this rule includes a person whose income is greater than two hundred per cent of the federal poverty line, and;

(a) The person is not a policyholder, certificate holder, insured, contract holder, subscriber, enrollee, member, beneficiary, or other covered individual under a health insurance or health care policy, contract, or plan.

(b) The person is a policyholder, certificate holder, insured, contract holder, subscriber, enrollee, member, beneficiary, or other covered individual under a health insurance or health care policy, contract, or plan, but the insurer, policy, contract, or plan denies coverage or is the subject of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings in any jurisdiction.

(c) Until June 30, 2019, the person is eligible for the medicaid program or is a medicaid recipient.

(d) Except as provided in paragraph (D)(2)(c) of this rule, the person is not eligible for or a recipient, enrollee, or beneficiary of any governmental health care program.

(E) Documentation of CE credit for providing health care to indigent and uninsured persons as a volunteer shall include the date(s) the activity occurred, the time devoted toward the activity, the name of the organization on whose behalf the services were provided, and an attestation that the individuals for which services were provided meet the requirements of paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule. One credit hour equals sixty minutes spent providing health care services as a volunteer.

(F) CE hours earned providing health care services as a volunteer to an indigent and uninsured person(s) shall not be claimed as board mandated CE credit.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4734-7-03

Effective: 10/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 2305.234, 4745.04