Chapter 4761-6 Permits

4761-6-01 Limited permit application procedure.

(A) An applicant for a limited permit shall submit to the board an application under oath in the manner determined by the board, and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires. No application shall be considered submitted to the board until the appropriate fee has been received by the board. Application fees are not refundable.

(1) An applicant for a limited permit must provide proof of meeting one of the following requirements:

(a) Is enrolled in and is in good standing in a respiratory care educational program that meets the requirements of rule 4761-4-01 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) Is a graduate of a respiratory care educational program that meets the requirements of rule 4761-4-01 of the Administrative Code and is making application within one year of such graduation date; or

(c) Is employed as a provider of respiratory care in this state and was employed as a provider of respiratory care in this state prior to March 14, 1989, as provided by division (B)(1)(b) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code.

(2) An applicant meeting the requirements of paragraph (A)(1)(a) of this rule shall file with the application a verification of education form provided by the board as proof of his/her enrollment and good standing in an approved educational program.

(3) An applicant meeting the requirements of paragraph (A)(1)(b) of this rule shall submit an official transcript.

(4) An applicant meeting the requirements of paragraph (A)(1)(c) of this rule shall submit proof of his/her record of employment as a provider of respiratory care in this state.

(5) A person issued a limited permit under paragraph (A)(1)(a) or (A)(1)(b) of this rule shall practice respiratory care only under the supervision of a respiratory care professional until whichever of the following occurs first:

(a) Three years after the date the limited permit is issued; or

(b) Until the holder discontinues enrollment in the educational program; or

(c) One year following the date of receipt of a degree or certificate of completion from a board-approved respiratory care education program;

(B) The respiratory care services which may be performed by the holders of a limited permit issued under paragraph (A)(1)(a) of this rule are limited to only those services which have been successfully completed by such persons as part of the curriculum of their respiratory care educational program, as certified by the director of the respiratory care educational program on the verification of education form filed with the board. A copy of the board approved verification of education form will be provided to the holder of a limited permit. The limited permit holder must provide a copy of the board approved verification of education form to all employers of respiratory care services. An updated verification of education form may be filed with the board upon successful completion of additional clinical courses.

(C) A person issued a limited permit under paragraph (A)(1)(c) of this rule shall practice respiratory care only under the supervision of a respiratory care professional and may practice for not more than three years, unless the holder has been employed as a provider of respiratory care for an average of not less than twenty-five hours per week for a period of not less than five years by a hospital certified or accredited pursuant to section 3727.02 of the Revised Code.

(D) If an applicant fails to complete the application process within six months of initial application filing, the board may notify the applicant in writing of its intention to consider the application abandoned. If no response to that notice is received by the board within thirty days, the board shall consider the application as abandoned and no further processing shall be undetaken with respect to that application.

(E) If the application process extends for a period longer than six months, the board may require updated information as it deems necessary.

(F) No application being investigated under section 4761.09 of the Revised Code, may be withdrawn without approval of the board.

(G) A person issued a limited permit in accordance with this rule must file a completed supervisor registration form within fifteen days of the beginning date of employment in the practice of respiratory care. A limited permit holder must file a new form for any change in respiratory care employment or upon being employed by more than one respiratory care employer.

Effective: 2/28/2019
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/15/2018 and 02/28/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4761.03
Rule Amplifies: 4761.05
Prior Effective Dates: 03/10/1990, 03/14/1991, 01/01/1994, 09/20/1995, 01/01/1996, 05/02/1996, 05/19/1997, 09/21/1997, 09/21/1998, 03/26/2001, 07/11/2003, 05/23/2005, 07/01/2007