(A) Annually, each respiratory care
educational program in Ohio shall submit proof of compliance with the
accreditation standards developed by the commission on accreditation for
respiratory care (CoARC) or their successor organization(s). At minimum, Ohio
respiratory care programs shall provide the following:
(1) A copy of the annual
report submitted to CoARC.
(2) A copy of
CoARC's response letter.
(3) A copy of any plan of
corrective action for program deficiencies issued by CoARC in response to an
official site visit or annual report.
(B) Each respiratory care program in Ohio
shall also annually submit a current letter of good standing issued by
(C) The respiratory care advisory
council may be responsible for advising the board on educational policy and
issues affecting respiratory care educational programs in Ohio. The respiratory
care advisory council may review documentation filed by Ohio respiratory care
educational programs in accordance with paragraph (A) of this rule. The
respiratory care advisory council may make recommendations to the board
regarding the educational programs including a recommendation to survey and
investigate a respiratory care educational program. Survey and investigation
findings shall be reported to the board. The board may contract independent
expert services as needed to assist the respiratory advisory council and the