4765-18-08 Reinstatement of a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter and Chapters 4765-01 to 4765-10 and 4765-12 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code, see rule 4765-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) A certificate to teach as an EMS instructor will expire on its expiration date if the applicant fails to either renew such certificate or request an extension prior to the expiration date, as provided in this chapter.

(B) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no more than six months as follows:

(1) If the certificate holder has completed, prior to the expiration date of the certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, all renewal requirements as set forth in paragraphs (B)(5) and (B)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 of the Administrative Code, the applicant must comply with all of the following requirements:

(a) Submits a completed "EMS Instructor Reinstatement Application";

(b) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(c) Provides the division with documentation of successful completion of all the renewal requirements set forth in paragraphs (B)(5) and (B)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 of the Administrative Code for the last certification cycle;

(d) In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;

(e) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(f) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(g) Has previously held a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, and such certificate was in good standing at the time the certificate expired.

(2) If the certificate holder as an EMS instructor has not completed, prior to the expiration date of the certificate to teach, all renewal requirements as set forth in paragraphs (B)(5) and (B)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 of the Administrative Code, the applicant must comply with all of the following requirements:

(a) Submits a completed "EMS Instructor Reinstatement Application";

(b) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(c) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination within three attempts. If an applicant is unable to pass the examination within three attempts, the applicant must complete a new EMS instructor training program and meet all criteria for a certificate to teach;

(d) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(e) Has previously held a certificate to teach, and such certificate was in good standing at the time the certificate expired.

(C) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than six months, but not more than one year, if all of the following occur within such time period:

(1) Meets all the requirements in paragraph (B)(1) or (B)(2) of this rule;

(2) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of an EMS instructor and under the auspices of an EMS accredited institution.

(D) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than one year but less than two years if the applicant meets the following requirements:

(1) Meets all requirements set forth in paragraph (C) of this rule;

(2) Successfully completes a new eight hour module in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services as outlined in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code.

(E) If a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor has been expired, or become invalid due to voluntary surrender, for two years or more, the applicant must complete a new EMS instructor training program and meet all the requirements for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor outlined in rule 4765-18-05 of the Administrative Code.

(F) In order for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor to be reinstated, the EMS instructor training program completed by the applicant must be significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements. If such training is not significantly similar to the current curriculum, the applicant must complete additional course work in the areas of deficiency through an institution accredited by the board.

(G) The board shall reinstate a certificate to teach, in accordance with section 5903.10 of the Revised Code, upon receipt of an "Exemption Request for Continuing Education for EMS Certificates," for one of the following:

(1) The holder of an expired certificate failed to meet the continuing education requirements because the holder served on active duty, as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Ohio national guard, the Ohio military reserve, the Ohio naval militia, the national guard of any other state or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States; or

(2) The holder of an expired certificate failed to meet the continuing education requirements because the holder's spouse served on active duty, as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Ohio national guard, the Ohio military reserve, the Ohio naval militia, the national guard of any other state or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States which resulted in the holder's absence from this state.

Effective: 08/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/15/2014 and 01/22/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23 , R.C. 5903.03 , and R.C. 5903.121
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09, 7/2/09, 2/6/12