Continuing Education Requirements
(1) To maintain licensure, a denturist must complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education every year.
(2) A licensee must document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal application. A licensee is subject to provisions of OAR 331-415-0020 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.
(3) Continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an institution of higher education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, or the State Board of Higher Education, a course or program approved by the Oregon State Denturist Association, or the National Denturist Association, or other professional organizations or associations which conduct educational meetings, workshops, symposiums, and seminars where CEU credit is offered and where subject matter meets the requirements under subsection (4) of this rule.
(4) Continuing education must address subject matter related specifically to denture technology as set forth in ORS 680.515(1)(a), the rules regulating licensed denturists, related dental practices, health care professional concerns such as infection control or medical emergencies, ethics, and business practices.
(5) Continuing education may include teaching a course sponsored by a CE provider listed in subsection (3) of this rule and where the subject matter meets the requirements under subsection (4) of this rule (provided that no more than half the required hours be in teaching).
(6) Proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of the denturist, to ensure that adequate proof of completion of required continuing education is available for audit or investigation by the Agency.
(7) Documentation supporting compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years following renewal, and must be available to the Agency upon request.
(8) A licensee may carry up to 10 continuing education hours forward to the next renewal cycle.
(9) For the purpose of this rule continuing education hours mean actual academic, classroom, or course work time, including but not limited to workshops, symposiums, or seminars. Continuing education hours do not include travel time to or from the training site, registration or check-in periods, breaks or lunch periods.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 680.530 &
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 680.530 & 680.565
Hist.: HD 10-1989, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-89; HD 13-1991 (Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; HD 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-92; HD 22-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; HDLP 3-1998, f. 6-26-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98, Renumbered from 333-020-0041; HDLP 1-2001, f. 3-21-01, cert. ef. 4-1-01; HLO 2-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 5-2008, f. 9-15-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; HLA 10-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-13
Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions
(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency will audit a select percentage of licensee records determined by the Board to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
(2) Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the Agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR 331-415-0010.
(3) Successful completion of the required continuing education will be determined based on satisfactory evidence submitted to the Agency at the time of audit, which must include the following:
(a) Name of continuing education sponsor/provider;
(b) Course agenda — including the date of the training and breakdown of hours for each agenda item, lunch and breaks;
(c) Course outline — including a detailed summary of each topic discussed and the learning objective or training goal of each agenda item;
(d) Course content — including identification of the direct relationship between the course training and subject matter related to denture technology as set forth in ORS 680.515(1)(a) and OAR 331-415-0010(4);
(e) Background resume of speakers or instructors; and
(f) Documentation of attendance or successful course completion (eg, certificate, transcript, sponsor statement or affidavit attesting to attendance, diploma, etc).
(4) If documentation of continuing education is invalid or incomplete, the licensee has 30 calendar days from the date of the deficiency notice to correct the deficiency and submit further documentation to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.
(5) Misrepresentation of continuing education or failing to meet continuing education requirements or documentation may result in disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 680.565
Stats. Implemented: ORS 680.565
Hist.: HDLP 3-1998, f. 6-26-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; HDLP 1-2002, f. 5-31-02, cert. ef 6-1-02; HLO 2-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 10-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-13
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