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Rule 4765-12-03 | Emergency medical responder continuing education.


[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter and Chapters 4765-01 to 4765-10 and 4765-12 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code, see rule 4765-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) Except as otherwise provided in section 4765.31 of the Revised Code and this chapter, when applying for renewal of a certificate to practice, a person certified as an emergency medical responder shall document compliance with one of the four following continuing education requirements:

(1) Completion of a total of at least fifteen hours of continuing education, including a minimum of one hour devoted to each of the following topics:

(a) Patient assessment;

(b) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(c) Airway management and oxygen administration;

(d) Automated defibrillation;

(e) Illness and injury management;

(f) Trauma issues;

(g) Anaphylaxis and patient-assisted auto-injector epinephrine administration.

(2) Completion of an emergency medical responder refresher program as outlined in paragraph (D) of rule 4765-12-02 of the Administrative Code or in paragraph (E) of rule 4765-12-05 of the Administrative Code, as evidenced by a certificate of completion issued in accordance with section 4765.24 of the Revised Code;

(3) Current registration with the national registry of emergency medical technicians at the emergency medical responder or equivalent level;

(4) A passing score within three attempts on an examination approved by the board, pursuant to rule 4765-8-05 of the Administrative Code, to demonstrate competence to have a certificate to practice as an emergency medical responder renewed without completing an EMS continuing education program. This examination may only be taken during the last six months of an emergency medical responder's current certification period or during a board approved extension granted pursuant to rule 4765-19-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An individual that receives a board approved extension to complete continuing education requirements listed in paragraph (A) of this rule, must complete the requirements and submit an "EMS Renewal Application" to the division, no later than the expiration date of the granted extension.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4765.11
Amplifies: 4765.16, 4765.24, 4765.31
Five Year Review Date: 3/1/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 4/4/1998, 11/27/2003, 2/6/2012, 8/1/2014