4765-7-13 National accreditation of paramedic programs.

(A) Beginning January 1, 2018, an institution operating an EMS training program at the paramedic level shall meet all of the following:

(1) Hold a current and valid certificate of accreditation issued by the board to operate an EMS training program at the paramedic level;

(2) Hold a current and valid certificate of accreditation issued by CAAHEP or a letter of review issued by CoAEMSP;

(3) Comply with the requirements of sections 4765.16 and 4765.17 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(B) A certificate of accreditation to operate an EMS training program at the paramedic level issued to an institution that is not accredited by CAAHEP or issued a letter of review by CoAEMSP shall expire December 31, 2017.

(C) An institution issued a certificate of accreditation by the board, but not accredited by CAAHEP or issued a letter of review by CoAEMSP shall not begin an EMS training program at the paramedic level on or after December 15, 2016.

(D) Beginning January 1, 2018, an institution operating a paramedic training program in Ohio shall submit to the division proof of compliance with the accreditation standards developed by CAAHEP. At minimum, an institution operating a paramedic training program shall provide the following:

(1) A copy of the certificate of accreditation issued by CAAHEP or the letter of review issued by CoAEMSP, whichever is applicable;

(2) A copy of the annual report submitted to CoAEMSP;

(3) A copy of the CoAEMSP response letter;

(4) A copy of any plan of corrective action for deficiencies identified by CoAEMSP.

(E) Each institution operating a paramedic training program in Ohio shall provide written notice to the division no later than ten days after any of the following:

(1) Adverse decision affecting its accreditation status with CAAHEP;

(2) Adverse decision affecting its letter of review by CoAEMSP;

(3) Disciplinary action imposed by CAAHEP or CoAEMSP.

(F) An institution operating a paramedic training program in Ohio shall cease the paramedic training program upon the effective date of a withholding or withdrawal of accreditation notice issued by CAAHEP or CoAEMSP.

(G) An institution operating a paramedic training program shall satisfy the following:

(1) Provide a written notification to current and prospective students indicating its status as CAAHEP accredited, non-CAAHEP accredited, or seeking accreditation with a CoAEMSP letter of review;

(2) Provide a written notification to current and prospective students that applicants who graduate from a non-CAAHEP accredited paramedic training program that began on or after January 1, 2013, and who successfully pass the national standard paramedic examination, may not be eligible for national certification, but will be eligible for an Ohio certificate to practice provided the applicant meets the requirements under section 4765.30 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-8 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 08/12/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/13/2014 and 11/13/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.16 , 4765.17
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/13