Licensees must attest, or declare, they have met continuing education requirements upon license renewal and are subject to periodic audits specified in OAR 332-020-0015.
Applicants for license renewal must submit the completed renewal form, with their signature affixed as attestation to completion of required continuing education hours. Licensees must ensure that adequate proof of attainment of required continuing education is available upon audit or investigation or when otherwise requested by the agency.
HLO will audit a select percentage of licensees to verify compliance with continuing education requirements. Practitioners notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education.
If selected for audit, the licensee must provide documentation of the required continuing education, which must include:
- Name of continuing education sponsor/provider;
- Course agenda – including the date of the training and breakdown of hours for each agenda item, lunch and breaks;
- 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 Direct Entry Midwifery, as outlined in OAR 332-020-0010;
- Background resume of speakers or instructors; and
- Documentation of attendance or successful course completion. Examples include a certificate, transcript, sponsor statement or affidavit attesting to attendance, diploma.
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.
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.