(A) "Respiratory care continuing education" (hereafter referred to as RCCE), as required under section 4761.06 of the Revised Code, means post-licensure learning experiences which are approved by the Ohio respiratory care board (hereafter referred to as the board) and which enhance or build upon the licensees current knowledge or educational background as it pertains to the practice of respiratory care, as set forth in section 4761.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Post-licensure" means the period following the granting of a license under section 4761.04 of the Revised Code or a limited permit issued under division (B) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Learning experiences" means activities or programs which allow respiratory care providers to obtain or enhance skills, knowledge, or behavior needed to provide respiratory care.
(3) "Approved by the Ohio respiratory care board" means that the RCCE program or activity qualifies for official recognition by the board in accordance with one of the approval mechanisms set forth in rule 4761-9-05 of the Administrative Code.
(5) "Contact hour" means fifty or sixty minutes of planned classroom, clinical, or provider-directed independent study.
(a) Calculation of contact hours from credit hours earned in an academic institution shall be done using the following formula:
(i) Quarter system: one credit hour = ten contact hours;
(ii) Trimester system: one credit hour = twelve contact hours;
(iii) Semester system: one credit hour = fifteen contact hours.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/15/2008 and 08/15/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4761.03
Rule Amplifies: 4761.03(A)(4), 4761.03, 4761.06
Prior Effective Dates: 03/10/1990, 01/01/1994, 05/02/1996