4761-6-01 Limited permit application procedure.

(A) Limited permit - the board may issue a limited permit, to any applicant who is of good moral character, files an initial limited permit application form approved by the board, and pays the initial application fee prescribed by the board.

(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) A person issued a limited permit under paragraph (A)(1)(a) or (A)(1)(b) of this rule may petition the board to extend the effective term of a limited permit in cases of unusual hardship. An unusual hardship will be considered invalid if the events leading to the hardship did not occur within a reasonable timeframe from the date of petition for extension of the limited permit. A limited permit holder seeking an extension of a limited permit must file a written petition that describes the unusual hardship. The board may extend the term of a limited permit for periods of time deemed appropriate for the circumstances associated with the petition for extension.

(C) 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.

(D) 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.

(E) Incomplete applications will be held open for ninety days following notification of incomplete requirements by regular mail. After sixty days, a final notice of incomplete application will be mailed by certified mail, return-receipt requested. If, by the end of the ninety day period, the application remains incomplete, it will be considered abandoned. After ninety days, if desired, the applicant must submit a new application, including fee.

(F) 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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2010 and 05/06/2015
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