64B10-15.002: Criteria for Approved Continuing Education
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the rule amendment to delete unnecessary language and to add language to clarify the criteria for approved continuing education.
SUMMARY: The rule amendment will delete unnecessary language and to add language to clarify the criteria for approved continuing education.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 468.1685(1), 468.1725(3) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.013, 468.1715, 468.1725 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Nursing Home Administrators/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
64B10-15.002 Criteria for Approved Continuing Education.
(1) through (4) No change.
(5) To satisfy the requirements of this rule, in any biennium a licensee shall have a minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing education credit. In any biennium:
attendance in the programs or courses of continuing education include personal presence at a live presentation or video conferencing offering, except a maximum of 10 hours credit may be obtained in any biennium through correspondence courses, home study courses, tape and/or video cassette courses or internet courses in the domains of practice provided the course requires passing a test to be graded by the provider and the passing score is verified by the provider of the course. Video cassette courses shall not exceed 5 hours per subject and must be in one of the domains of practice listed in Rule 64B10-16.005, F.A.C. A validation form shall be signed by the vendor and the licensee verifying the specific domains of practice covered in the video cassette course and total viewing time. Such verification/validation shall clearly indicate the course is a “correspondence course,” “home study course,” “tape or video cassette course” or “internet course” and that the licensee passed the course in order to be accepted as proof of attendance.
(a) A licensee shall have a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education credits that include personal attendance at a live presentation.
(b) A licensee is allowed a maximum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education credits for web-based, video or audio-transmitted, or on-line instruction programs that require the licensee to interact or communicate back and forth with the instructor during the presentation of the program.
(c) A licensee is allowed a maximum of ten (10) hours home-study continuing education credits. Home-study education is independent study and includes pre-recorded programs that were previously classified as live or interactive under subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b). Home-study courses or programs require a certificate of completion.
(6) Providers, and licensees who self-submit continuing education hours earned, shall identify the course type as described in subsection (5).
(6) through (10) renumbered (7) through (11) No change.
Specific Authority 468.1685(1), 468.1725(3) FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 468.1715, 468.1725 FS. History–New 12-11-80, Amended 2-20-83, Formerly 21Z-15.02, Amended 6-22-87, 2-26-89, 12-6-89, 11-11-92, Formerly 21Z-15.002, 61G12-15.002, 59T-15.002, Amended 10-12-97, 12-2-02, 8-11-03, 8-9-04, 2-23-06, 10-24-07, _________.