4765-18-02 General provisions.

(A) Each EMS training program shall be taught through an accredited institution and shall be taught by a certified EMS instructor or assistant EMS instructor as provided in this chapter.

(B) Each EMS continuing education program shall be taught through an accredited or approved institution and shall be taught by a certified EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or a continuing education instructor.

(C) A person who serves as a guest lecturer in an EMS training program shall not be required to hold a certificate to teach provided an EMS instructor or assistant EMS instructor is present and monitoring the program. A guest lecturer may assist in the lab, skills and practicals of an EMS training program.

(D) A person who serves as a guest lecturer in an EMS continuing education program shall not be required to hold a certificate to teach provided an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor is present and monitoring the program. A guest lecturer may assist in the lab, skills and practicals of an EMS continuing education program.

(E) An EMS instructor or assistant EMS instructor may teach an EMS training or EMS continuing education program at or below the level of the instructor's certificate to practice.

(F) A continuing education instructor may teach an EMS continuing education program at or below the level of the instructor's certificate to practice.

(G) A person who holds a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor shall maintain a current and valid certificate or license to practice as an EMS provider, registered nurse, physician assistant or physician. If an individual's certificate to practice or license is revoked, or is voluntarily surrendered, the certificate to teach shall also expire or be revoked, or be voluntarily surrendered, pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(H) An individual holding a current and valid special topic instructor certification upon the effective date of this rule can be utilized in an EMS training program and/or EMS continuing education program for one year or until the individual's special topic instructor certificate expires, whichever comes first.

(I) An individual holding a current and valid special topic instructor certification upon the effective date of this rule, has until March 1, 2010 to convert to a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor.

(J) A certificate to teach shall be issued in accordance with rule 4765-8-06 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09, 1/1/11