4761-7-04 Supervision.

As provided for in division (B) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code, a limited permit holder must work under the supervision of a respiratory care professional (RCP) and may not be supervised by any other person, including those persons licensed to practice in any other profession.

"To practice under the supervision of a respiratory care professional" as used in division (B) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code requires that an RCP be readily available in the facility and responsible at all times for the direction and actions of a limited permit holder under their supervision. Three types of limited permits are issued by the board: student-based, employment-based, and graduate-based. The level of supervision and the duties assigned may vary based upon the type of limited permit holder that is being supervised. The RCP shall determine the appropriate level of supervision and assigned respiratory care duties for an employment-based limited permit holder taking into consideration institutional competency reviews and work performance. For student limited permit holders, the appropriate level of supervision and assigned respiratory care duties shall be based, in part, on competencies approved on the verification of education form completed by the student's respiratory care educational program director. At no time shall a supervising RCP assign duties that exceed the approved competencies documented on the verification of education form. Graduate-based limited permit holders may practice a full scope of respiratory care duties, but must still be supervised in accordance with this rule. Regardless of the type of limited permit held, an RCP shall not delegate to a less qualified person any service which requires the skill, knowledge and judgment of an RCP.

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: 01/01/1994, 05/02/1996, 09/21/1998, 03/26/2001, 07/11/2003, 05/23/2005, 07/01/2007