Chapter 4765-9 Ethical Standards of Conduct

4765-9-01 Professional standards of conduct.

(A) A person issued a certificate to practice shall provide professional services that conform to minimal standards of care for the person's certification level under similar circumstances.

(B) When providing professional services, a person issued a certificate to practice shall exhibit respect for the medical needs and personal values of EMS patients and other certificate to practice holders, medical, or health care practitioners.

(C) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not discriminate in the provision of EMS on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

(D) A person issued a certificate to practice shall provide medically appropriate evaluation, treatment, and disposition of each EMS patient in accordance with Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code, Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code, and the medical protocols of the EMS organization by which the person is employed or with which the person is affiliated.

(E) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not perform any services that exceed the scope of the person's certificate to practice as set forth in Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code and Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code.

(F) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not misrepresent the person's professional qualifications or credentials.

(G) A person issued a certificate to practice shall report to the division any knowledge of a violation of Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code or Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code.

(H) A person issued a certificate to practice shall consistently demonstrate a standard of knowledge and competency that meets or exceeds the minimal level required under the person's certificate to practice.

(I) A person issued a certificate to practice shall accurately document, and at the request of the division report, all approved continuing education programs the certificate holder completes in accordance with Chapter 4765-19 of the Administrative Code and within the time parameters set forth by the division.

(J) Except as otherwise required by law, a person issued a certificate to practice shall maintain the confidentiality of patient information consistent with state and federal law.

(K) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not release or provide a medical report or any supporting documentation, or otherwise disclose the contents of a medical report to anyone other than those authorized by law to receive them.

(L) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not knowingly turn over the care of a patient or delegate EMS functions to a person who lacks the certification and training to provide the appropriate level of care.

(M) A person issued a certificate to practice shall, within fourteen days of the final sentencing of any criminal offense, provide written notification to the division of such offense. A person issued a certificate to practice shall, within sixty days of the final sentencing of any criminal offense, provide the division a certified copy of the judgment entry from the court in which the conviction occurred, a certified copy of the police or law enforcement agency report, if applicable, and a bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCI&I) civilian background check.

(N) A person issued a certificate to practice who is a witness to any violation of Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code or Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code shall cooperate fully with any investigation conducted by the division.

(O) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not engage in the illegal use or illegal acquisition of controlled substances, alcohol, or other habit-forming drugs or chemical substances while on duty as an EMS provider.

(P) A person issued a certificate to practice shall not commit fraud or material deception in applying for or obtaining a certificate issued under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/14/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.30
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 3/23/03, 2/13/06, 4/1/11

4765-9-02 Professional standards of conduct for holders of certificate to teach.

(A) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall provide services that conform to standards of other persons issued a certificate to teach under similar circumstances.

(B) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall not discriminate in the provision of EMS training on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

(C) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall provide instruction in accordance with the curriculum and other standards set forth in Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code and Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code.

(D) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall provide instruction in accordance with the accredited or approved institution by which the person is employed or with which the person is affiliated.

(E) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall not perform any services that exceed the scope of the individual's certificate to teach as defined in Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code and rules set forth in Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code.

(F) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall not misrepresent the individual's professional qualifications or credentials.

(G) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall report to the division any suspicion or knowledge of a violation of this chapter or the failure of any EMS training program to conform to Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code and rules set forth in Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code.

(H) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall not commit fraud in conducting an EMS training program, continuing education program, or EMS instructor training program.

(I) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall not commit fraud in order to obtain a certificate to practice or teach.

(J) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall consistently demonstrate a standard of knowledge and competency that meets the minimal level required under the individual's certificate to teach.

(K) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall accurately document, upon request of the division and within the time parameters set forth by the division, all requirements for renewal of the certificate to teach in accordance with Chapter 4765-18 of the Administrative Code.

(L) In addition to meeting the professional standards of conduct listed in this rule, an individual issued a certificate to teach shall also remain in compliance with the standards of conduct for a certificate to practice set forth in rule 4765-9-01 of the Administrative Code.

(M) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall obtain prior approval from an accredited or approved institution prior to teaching any courses.

(N) An individual issued a certificate to teach shall surrender all documentation of course files to the sponsoring accredited or approved institution following the completion of each course.

(O) An individual issued a certificate to teach based on a license as a physician, registered nurse, physician assistant or certificate of training as a physician, shall notify the division in writing if the license is disciplined, revoked, or not renewed by the issuing entity.

Effective: 04/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/14/2011 and 01/14/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 2/22/99, 3/23/03, 2/13/06, 2/01/09