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Rule 4761-9-04 | Ohio respiratory care law and professional ethics course criteria.


(A) An acceptable course in Ohio respiratory care law or professional ethics shall meet the following criteria and be taught by an individual with the appropriate qualifications and experience.

(1) The course shall be at least one contact hour in length; and

(2) The course content shall include one of the following:

(a) Standards of respiratory care practice and ethical conduct; or

(b) Acts that constitute violations of the respiratory care practice law under section 4761.09 of the Revised Code; or

(c) Obligations to report alleged violations of Chapter 4761. of the Revised Code or rules adopted thereunder; or

(d) Medical ethics.

(B) To be state medical board of Ohio approved RCCE for the one contact hour in respiratory care law or professional ethics required in rule 4761-9-02 of the Administrative Code, a course that meets the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule shall also be approved by American association for respiratory care (A.A.R.C.), the American medical association (A.M.A.), the American nurses association (A.N.A.), the Ohio association of physician assistants (O.A.P.A.), the Ohio society for respiratory care (O.S.R.C.), the Ohio state medical association (O.S.M.A.), the Ohio nurses association (O.N.A.), the Ohio thoracic society (O.T.S.), the American college of chest physicians (A.C.C.P.), the American heart association (A.H.A.), the American lung association (A.L.A.), the Ohio lung association (O.L.A.), or the American association of critical care nurses (A.A.C.C.N.).

(C) The board may also, in its discretion, offer a respiratory care law or professional ethics course to meet the one contact hour respiratory care or professional ethics requirement in rule 4761-9-02 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4761.03
Amplifies: 4761.03, 4761.06
Five Year Review Date: 11/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/1990, 1/1/1994, 5/2/1996, 9/21/1998, 3/26/2001, 7/11/2003, 7/1/2008, 2/28/2019