1003.32. Responsibilities of continuing education sponsors.
- Course approval. A continuing education sponsor shall submit, to the regional EMS council that exercises responsibility for the EMS region in which the continuing education sponsor intends to conduct a new continuing education course, an application for approval of that continuing education course. The continuing education sponsor shall submit that application at least 30 days prior to the date the continuing education sponsor expects to conduct the course.
- Record of attendance. A continuing education sponsor shall maintain a record of attendance for a course presented in a classroom setting by maintaining a check-in/check-out process approved by the Department, and shall assign at least one person to ensure that all individuals attending the course check in when entering and check out when leaving. If an individual enters a course after the starting time, or leaves a course before the finishing time, the assigned person shall ensure that the time of arrival or departure is recorded for the individual.
- Reporting attendance. A continuing education sponsor shall report to the Department, in the manner and format prescribed by the Department, attendance at each continuing education course presented in a classroom setting within 10 days after the course has been presented.
- Course evaluation. A continuing education sponsor shall develop and implement methods to evaluate its course offerings to determine their effectiveness. The methods of evaluation shall include providing a course evaluation form to each person who attends a course.
- Record retention. The continuing education sponsor shall retain for each course it presents, the completed course evaluation forms and the check-in/check-out record for a course presented in a classroom setting. If the continuing education sponsor has received Department approval to assign credit to a course under Â§ 1003.30(d) (relating to accreditation of sponsors of continuing education), the retained records shall also include course materials used, a record of the course instructor’s qualifications, the course instructor’s lesson plans and examinations if applicable. These records shall be retained for at least 4 years from the presentation of the course.
- Providing records. A continuing education sponsor shall promptly provide the Department with complete and accurate records relating to the course as requested by the Department.
- Course not presented in a classroom setting. A continuing education sponsor shall be exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) for a course which is not presented in a classroom setting, if the course is approved by the Department for credit when presented in that manner. When presenting the course to the Department for approval for credit, the continuing education sponsor shall present a procedure for monitoring, confirming and reporting prehospital practitioner participation in a manner that achieves the purposes of subsections (a) and (b).
- Monitoring responsibilities. A continuing education sponsor shall ensure that a course was presented in a manner that met all of the educational objectives for the course, and shall determine whether each prehospital practitioner who enrolled in the course met the requirements of this chapter and the continuing education sponsor to receive credit for completing the course.
- Course completion. A continuing education sponsor shall report to the Department, in a manner and format prescribed by the Department, completion of a course by a prehospital practitioner who completes the course, and shall identify to the Department a prehospital practitioner who seeks credit for a course but who did not meet the requirements of the continuing education sponsor or this chapter to receive continuing education credit. The continuing education sponsor shall also provide a prehospital practitioner who completes a course with a document certifying completion of the course.
1003.34. Withdrawal of accreditation or course approval.
If the continuing education sponsor fails to satisfy the requirements of this chapter, the Department may:
- Withdraw its accreditation.
- Downgrade its accreditation status to provisional accreditation, subject to withdrawal if deficiencies are not resolved within a time period prescribed by the Department.
- Withdraw approval of a continuing education course applicable to any future presentation of the course.