4779.27 Residency programs approval.

The state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics shall approve a residency program in orthotics, prosthetics, or orthotics and prosthetics if the program does all of the following:

(A) Requires a bachelor's degree as a condition of entry;

(B) Does one of the following:

(1) In the case of a residency program in orthotics, provides two semesters or three quarters of instruction in orthotics;

(2) In the case of a residency program in prosthetics, provides two semesters or three quarters of instruction in prosthetics;

(3) In the case of a residency program in orthotics and prosthetics, provides two semesters or three quarters of instruction in orthotics and two semesters or three quarters of instruction in prosthetics.

(C) Meets the requirements in divisions (K) and (L) of section 4779.25 of the Revised Code;

(D) Provides residents with a sufficient variety and volume of clinical experiences to give them adequate educational experience in the acute, rehabilitative, and chronic aspects of orthotics and prosthetics, including recommendation, measurement, impression-taking, model rectification, fabrication, fitting, and evaluating patients in the use and function of orthotics and prosthetics;

(E) Provides residents with sufficient training in clinical assessment, patient management, technical implementation, practice management, and professional responsibility.

Effective Date: 10-27-2000