4723.87 Community health worker training programs.

(A) A person or government entity seeking to operate a training program that prepares individuals to become certified community health workers shall submit an application to the board of nursing on forms the board shall prescribe and furnish. The applicant shall include all information the board requires to process the application. The application shall be accompanied by the fee established in rules adopted under section 4723.87 of the Revised Code.

The board shall review all applications received. If an applicant meets the standards for approval established in the board's rules adopted under section 4723.88 of the Revised Code, the board shall approve the program.

(B) The board's approval of a training program expires biennially and may be renewed in accordance with the schedule and procedures established by the board in rules adopted under section 4723.88 of the Revised Code.

(C) If an approved community health worker training program ceases to meet the standards for approval, the board shall withdraw its approval of the program, refuse to renew its approval of the program, or place the program on provisional approval. In withdrawing or refusing to renew its approval, the board shall act in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. In placing a program on provisional approval, the board shall specify the period of time during which the provisional approval is valid. Prior to or at the end of the period, the board shall reconsider whether the program meets the standards for approval. If the program meets the standards for approval, the board shall reinstate its full approval of the program or renew its approval of the program. If the program does not meet the standards for approval, the board shall proceed by withdrawing or refusing to renew its approval of the program.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003