64B14-5.002: Continuing Education Requirement
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the rule amendment to add language to clarify the rule in the practice of prosthetics and orthotics.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Continuing Education Requirement.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 468.802, 468.806 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.013, 456.024, 468.806 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists /MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
64B14-5.002 Continuing Education Requirement.
(1) As a condition of license renewal ore recertification, each licensee must complete approved continuing education.
(a) Each licensee must complete the following continuing education within 24 months immediately preceding the date license renewal is due:
1. Orthotists/Prosthetists: 30 hours.
2. Pedorthists: 30 hours.
3. Orthotic fitters: 20 hours.
4. Orthotic Fitter Assistants: 10 hours.
5. Any licensee holding more than 1 license must complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education.
(b) For the biennium beginning December 1, 2009, each licensee’s continuing education must include two hours on Chapters 456, 468 Part XIV, F.S., and Rule Chapter 64B14, F.A.C.; an up to date registration showing competency as a Healthcare Provider by the American Red Cross; and two hours of continuing education relating to the prevention of medical errors in the practice of prosthetics and orthotics, which shall include a study of root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety; and one hour in infection control, including HIV/AIDS.
(2) through (8) No change.
Rulemaking Authority 468.802, 468.803 FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.024, 468.806 FS. History–New 7-1-98, Amended 5-18-00, 7-18-02, 11-11-02, 2-15-05, 11-1-05, 3-2-08, 7-13-09, ________.