4734-7-03 Continuing education offered outside the state of Ohio and via electronic learning.

(A) This rule applies to CE programs held outside the state of Ohio and to programs offered via electronic learning for continuing education credit. Such programs shall be provided by a board-approved chiropractic educational institution, non-profit association, accredited academic health institution or hospital and comply with the requirements outlined in this rule.

(B) Chiropractic continuing education is defined as programs comprised of one or more of the following subjects: Clinical diagnosis and examination procedures; diagnostic imaging; neurology; electrodiangostics; nutrition; public health, hygiene, sanitation; manipulation and adjusting procedures; physiological therapeutics; orthopedics; emergency procedures; principles and practice; philosophy; laboratory procedures; anatomy; physiology; acupuncture; rehabilitative procedures/exercise; ethics/boundaries; staff development and training; documentation; risk management; ethics/professionalism; laws and rules of the board; and other subjects related to the practice of chiropractic as deemed appropriate by the Board. Programs shall be based upon scientific evidence generally accepted by the profession and be of academic and ethical quality to enhance professional knowledge, skills and ability.

(C) Acupuncture continuing education is defined as programs comprised of topics to enhance acupuncture professional competency.

(D) Electronic learning includes, but is not limited to, CD, DVD, MP3 audio programs, video programs, internet programs and virtual education opportunities that provide a certificate of attendance/completion. Electronic learning does not include journals and/or publications in any format.

(E) Requirements for out of state and electronic learning programs:

(1) Programs shall be based upon scientific evidence generally accepted by the profession and be of academic and ethical quality to enhance professional knowledge, skills and ability;

(2) Objectives and expected outcomes shall be developed for participants to be used as a basis for determining content and learnng experiences;

(3) Programs shall reflect appropriate didactic and clinical training for the subject matter. Teaching methods shall be appropriate to achieve the stated objective of the course and the time allotted shall be sufficient for participants to meet the state objectives;

(4) Instructors shall be qualified by education and/or experience to provide instruction in the relevant subject matter;

(5) Appropriate attendance and/or monitoring procedures shall be utilized.

(F) Out of state and electronic learning CE providers shall provide participants with a certificate for each CE program completed that indicates the name of the participant, name of the sponsor and date and number of hours attained.

(G) Programs offered outside the state of Ohio and via electronic learning do not require approval or registration with the board.

(H) The approval of a program by the federation of chiropractic licensing boards or other contracted agency shall be considered prima facie evidence that the program satisfies the standards for CE programs as set forth in this chapter but shall not be considered conclusive.

Effective: 02/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/10/2012 and 02/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.25 , 4734.284
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/03, 11/15/07, 12/17/09, 4/1/10