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Oregon Bulletin

January 1, 2013

Oregon Health Licensing Agency, Chapter 331

Rule Caption: Add temporary license pathway for individuals waiting to take examination and add qualification requirements.

Adm. Order No.: HLA 16-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-19-2012

Certified to be Effective: 11-19-12 thru 5-17-13

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 331-710-0080, 331-710-0090, 331-718-0020

Subject: Create a temporary license pathway under Temporary License - Indirect Supervision for individuals who have received an academic degree and are waiting to take the board approved national examination. Temporary license would be valid for 1 year with no renewal. Applicants under pathway three will be required to submit certain documentation to qualify for license. Documentation includes fingerprint based national criminal background check and statement from the college or universities Registrar of Dean verifying the applicant has completed the work necessary to obtain a degree in polysomnography.

 Revise temporary license indirect supervision pathway two to require an applicant submit education equivalent to 80 clock hours of education and have the pathway be longer effective as of July 1, 2013.

Rules Coordinator: Samantha Patnode—(503) 373-1917

331-710-0080

Polysomnographic Technologist Temporary-IS (Indirect Supervision) Licensure

(1) Provisions of this rule become effective October 15, 2012. A polysomnographic technologist Temporary-IS license authorizes the holder to temporarily practice polysomnography under indirect supervision by an approved supervisor.

(2) Indirect supervision is supervision of the Temporary-IS licensee by an approved supervisor who is physically present and onsite, but may not be immediately accessible at the sleep facility when the Temporary-IS licensee is working, who reasonably oversees the work of the Temporary-IS licensee, and who is available for questions and assistance when needed.

(3) A polysomnographic technologist Temporary-IS license holder must notify the agency within 10 calendar days of changes in employment status and changes in supervisor.

(4) A polysomnographic technologist Temporary-IS license under OAR 331-710-0090(4)(a) pathway one temporary licensee-DS and (b) pathway two an individual with qualified experience received prior to January 1, 2013 are is valid for one year and may be renewed once.

(5) A polysomnographic technologist Temporary-IS license under OAR 331-710-0090(4)(c) pathway three academic degree is valid for one year and may not be renewed.

(6) A Temporary-IS licensee is prohibited from performing services on persons 12 and under.

(7) A polysomnographic technologist temporary-IS license is invalid after passage of all required written examinations listed under OAR 331-712-0010 for a full polysomnographic technologist license under OAR 331-710-0040.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 676.607, 688.819 & 688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.615, 688.800, 688.815, 688.819 & 688.830
Hist.: HLA 14-2012, f. 9-12-12, cert. ef. 9-14-12; HLA 16-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12 thru 5-17-13

331-710-0090

Application Requirements for Polysomnographic Temporary-IS Licensure

Provisions of this rule become effective October 15, 2012. An applicant for a polysomnographic technologist Temporary-IS license must:

(1) Meet the requirements of OAR chapter 331 division 30;

(2) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Agency, containing the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and accompanied by payment of all required fees;

(3) Be at least 18 years of age, and provide official documentation confirming the applicant’s date of birth, such as a copy of the birth certificate, driver’s license, or passport;

(4) Submit current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from an Agency approved provider;

(5) Submit fingerprint-based national criminal background check pursuant to OAR 331-030-0004;

(6) Submit documentation of qualification through one of the following pathways:

(a) Temporary License-IS Pathway One: Temporary Licensee-DS: applying for Temporary-IS licensure must:

(A) Submit documentation of successful completion of 30 sleep tests as a polysomnographic technologist Temporary-DS licensee, which includes the signatures of an approved supervisor and certification by a qualified medical director for polysomnography of successful completion of 30 sleep studies and satisfactory performance;

(B) Submit examination fees;

(C) Complete and pass the Oregon Laws and Rules examination for polysomnography within two years before the date of registration application;

(D) Submit information identifying the applicant’s approved supervisor on a form prescribed by the Agency; and

(E) Submit appropriate licensing fees.

(b) Temporary License-IS Pathway Two: This rule is in effect through July 1, 2013. An individual with qualified experience received prior to January 1, 2013, applying for Temporary-IS licensure must:

(A) Submit form prescribed by the Agency documenting completion of 30 sleep studies within the last six months which were prior to January 1, 2013. The form must be signed by a qualified medical director for polysomnography. The agency may accept up to six months of work experience if received prior to January 1, 2013;

(B) Submit official transcripts defined under OAR 331-705-0050 or documentation approved by the Agency which shows a minimum of proof of successful completion of an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Program, Certified Nursing Assistant Level One Program or A-STEP Introductory Course; OR

(C) Submit official transcripts defined under OAR 331-705-0050 or documentation approved by the Agency which shows proof of successful completion of 80 clocks hours of professional or post-secondary coursework, provided by an in-person or real-time remote instructor, in two or more of the following: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Law and Ethics, Basic Electrocardiogram, Introduction to Health Services, Chemistry for Health Occupations, Health Care Systems, Medifecta Healthcare Training Course, Polysomnographic Technologist Online Audiovisual Content, Basic Allied Health Classes and other courses approved by the agency; AND must

(D) Submit examination fees;

(E) Complete and pass the Oregon Laws and Rules examination for polysomnography within two years before the date of registration application;

(F) Submit information identifying the applicant’s approved supervisor on a form prescribed by the Agency; and

(G) Submit appropriate licensing fees.

(c) Temporary License-IS Pathway Three: Academic Degree: applying for Temporary-IS licensure must:

(A) Submit a statement, signed by the Registrar or a Dean of a college or university and sent directly to the Agency from that college or university, verifying the applicant has completed all work necessary to obtain an associate’s degree in polysomnography, polysomnographic technology, or sleep technology from an accredited community college, college or university, or successful completion of a polysomnography course of study from a CAAHEP accredited institution;

(B) Submit examination fees;

(C) Complete and pass the Oregon Laws and Rules examination for polysomnography within two years before the date of registration application;

(D) Submit information identifying the applicant’s approved supervisor on a form prescribed by the Agency; and

(E) Submit appropriate licensing fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 676.607, 688.819 & 688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.615, 688.800, 688.815, 688.819 & 688.830
Hist.: HLA 14-2012, f. 9-12-12, cert. ef. 9-14-12; HLA 16-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12 thru 5-17-13

331-718-0020

Standards of Practice for Polysomnography

(1) A licensee must comply with the prevailing community standards for professional conduct. The Board recognizes and adopts the BRPT Standards of Conduct as its professional standards model. Documents are available on the BRPT Website at http://www.brpt.org.

(2) At minimum, licensees are subject to directives and policies established by the medical facilities, businesses or agencies by which they are employed or regulated.

(3) A licensee must comply with the following safety and infection control requirements:

(a) All devices or items that come into direct contact with a client must be cleaned or disinfected according to the manufacturer’s instructions or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Standard Precautions;

(b) All items that come in direct contact with the client’s skin that do not require disinfecting must be clean;

(c) All items that come in direct contact with the client’s skin that cannot be cleaned or disinfected must be disposed of in a covered waste receptacle immediately after use;

(d) All disinfecting solutions and agents must be kept at adequate strengths to maintain effectiveness, be free of foreign material and be available for immediate use at all times unless equipment is prepackaged, pre-sterilized and within the expiration date listed on the label of the disinfecting solution;

(e) All high-level and low-level disinfecting agents must be EPA registered. High-level disinfectant means a chemical agent which has demonstrated tuberculocidal activity. Low-level disinfectant means a chemical agent which has demonstrated bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal and limited virucidal activity;

(f) Before use instruments must be stored in clean containers that can be closed between use to maintain effective cleanliness until removed from the container.

(g) Masks must be disinfected before each use on a client by removing foreign and completely saturating the mask with a high level disinfectant solution, spray or foam used to manufacturer’s instructions.

(4) A licensee must observe and follow the Standard Precautions adopted by the CDC as defined in OAR 437 division 2, subdivision Z, and the CDC Standard Precautions for public service workers regarding personal protection equipment and disposal of blood or bodily fluid contaminated articles, tools and equipment when providing services to patients.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 676.615 & 688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HLA 15-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 16-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12 thru 5-17-13

Notes
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