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HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

DIVISION 720

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST AND POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGISTS LICENSING BOARD
CONTINUING EDUCATION

331-720-0010

Continuing Education Requirements for Respiratory Care

(1) To maintain licensure, a respiratory care practitioner must complete a minimum of seven hours of continuing education every year. At least 2.5 hours of the required continuing education must be related to clinical practice of respiratory care defined under ORS 688.800.

(2) A license holder must document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal application. A licensee is subject to provisions of OAR 331-720-0020 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.

(3) Satisfactory continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by:

(a) An institution of higher education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the State Board of Higher Education, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, or its successor, or the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs offering an Associate Degree in Respiratory Care; or

(b) The NBRC, AARC, Oregon Medical Association, the Oregon Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association Continuing Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Nurses Association, or other professional or medical 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) The subject matter of the continuing education must be specifically related to respiratory care as outlined in ORS 688.800(5).

(5) Continuing education may include teaching a course sponsored by a continuing education 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) Obtaining and maintaining proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of the licensee. The licensee must ensure that adequate proof of attainment of required continuing education is available for audit or investigation or when otherwise requested by the agency. Adequate proof of participation is listed under OAR 331-720-0020(3).

(7) Documentation of participation in continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.

(8) 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, 676.615 & 688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HDLB 1-1997(Temp), f. 12-19-97, cert. ef. 12-22-97 thru 6-19-98; HDLP 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-98; HLO 4-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLO 10-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-8-04 thru 3-31-05; HLO 1-2005, f. 2-28-05 cert. ef. 3-1-05; HLA 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-10; HLA 15-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 16-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

331-720-0015

Continuing Education Requirements for Polysomnography

(1) To maintain licensure, a polysomnographic technologist must complete a minimum of seven hours of continuing education every year.

(2) A license holder must document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal application. A licensee is subject to provisions of OAR 331-720-0020 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.

(3) Satisfactory continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by:

(a) An institution of higher education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the State Board of Higher Education, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, or its successor, or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in Polysomnographic Technology; or

(b) The BRPT, AARC, Oregon Medical Association, the Oregon Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association Continuing Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Nurses Association, American Association of Sleep Technologists and its affiliates, or other professional or medical 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) The subject matter of the continuing education must be specifically related to polysomnography as outlined in ORS 688.800(2).

(5) Continuing education may include teaching a course sponsored by a continuing education 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) Obtaining and maintaining proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of the licensee. The licensee must ensure that adequate proof of attainment of required continuing education is available for audit or investigation or when otherwise requested by the agency. Adequate proof of participation is listed under OAR 331-720-0020(3).

(7) Documentation of participation in continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.

(8) 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, 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 16-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

331-720-0020

Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency will audit a select percentage of licenses 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 331-720-0010, Continuing Education Requirements for Respiratory Care; or 331-720-0015, Continuing Education Requirements for Polysomnography

(3) Evidence of successful completion of the required continuing education 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; The content of the course must have a direct relationship between the course training and subject matter related to Respiratory Care as set forth in OAR 331-720-0010, or Polysomnography as set forth in 331-720-0015;

(d) Background resume of speakers or instructors; and

(e) Documentation of attendance or successful course completion. Examples include a certificate, transcript, sponsor statement or affidavit attesting to attendance, diploma.

(4) If documentation of continuing education is incomplete, the licensee has 30 calendar days from the date of the deficiency notice to correct the deficiency and submit further documentation of completion of the required continuing education.

(5) Misrepresentations of continuing education or failure to complete continuing education requirements 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 676.605, 676.615 & 688.830
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HDLB 1-1997(Temp), f. 12-19-97, cert. ef. 12-22-97 thru 6-19-98; HDLP 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-98; HLO 4-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-10; HLA 16-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

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