4765-19-04 Exemption from continuing education requirements for EMS providers.

[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) Pursuant to section 4765.31 of the Revised Code, the board may grant an applicant for renewal of a certificate to practice a complete or partial exemption from compliance with the continuing education required for renewal, and in accordance with this rule.

(B) A complete or partial exemption may be granted for, but not limited to, the following reasons:

(1) The applicant is on active duty with any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard or the national guard of any other state;

(a) The applicant shall submit a completed "Exemption Request for Continuing Education for EMS Certificates." The request shall include the following:

(i) The continuing education requirements for which an exemption is sought;

(ii) Justification for the exemption;

(iii) Signature of the certificate holder;

(iv) Proof of active military service during the certification period for which the exemption is requested.

(b) A request for military exemption shall be submitted no later than six months from discharge of active service.

(2) The applicant has a medical hardship or unusual circumstances that impact the applicant's ability to comply with the continuing education requirements for renewal of the certificate to practice.

(a) The applicant shall submit a completed "Exemption Request for Continuing Education for EMS Certificates." The request shall include the following:

(i) The continuing education requirements for which an exemption is sought;

(ii) Justification for the exemption;

(iii) Signature of the certificate holder.

(b) A request for exemption shall be submitted to the division prior to the expiration date of the certificate to practice.

(C) If a request for exemption is received after the expiration date of the certificate to practice, the board may consider the request if the board determines there are extenuating circumstances affecting either the submission of the request for exemption prior to the expiration of the certificate, or the ability of the certificate holder to comply with the continuing education requirements.

(D) As delegated by the board, the division may grant a functioning extension, not to exceed ninety days, to an applicant that submitted a request for an exemption prior to the expiration date of the certificate to practice.

Replaces: 4765-19-04

Effective: 07/31/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/12/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11 , 4765.16
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.31 , 5903.10
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 4/28/02, 3/23/03