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.
The Health Licensing Office will audit a select percentage of licenses to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the Office, 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.
Evidence of successful completion of the required continuing education must include the following:
- 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 Respiratory Care as set forth in OAR 331-720-0010;
- 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 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.
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.
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.
Documentation of participation in continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years following renewal, and must be available to the Office upon request.
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.