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§ 1399.352.7. Law and Professional Ethics Course Criteria.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 13.6. Respiratory Care Board of California
Article 5. Continuing Education
16 CCR § 1399.352.7
§ 1399.352.7. Law and Professional Ethics Course Criteria.
An acceptable course in law and professional ethics shall meet the following criteria and be approved by the board:
(a) The course shall be provided by the American Association for Respiratory Care or the California Society for Respiratory Care.
(b) The course shall be three hours in length. One hour of instruction shall consist of not less than 50 minutes of actual classroom time or actual time spent by the licensee completing the coursework on the internet.
(c) The content of the course shall consist of the following subject areas:
(1) Obligations of licensed respiratory care practitioners to patients under their care;
(2) Responsibilities of respiratory care practitioners to report illegal activities occurring in the work place; and
(3) Acts that jeopardize licensure and licensure status.
(d) The course shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) The course shall consist of two (2) hours dedicated to professional ethics and one (1) hour toward California law. The board may opt to prepare or edit in full or part, any portion of the course.
(2) The course title shall be “Law and Professional Ethics.”
(3) Delivery and format of the course shall be user-friendly.
(4) The course will be at least thirty (30) pages of written material with at least twenty (20) test questions related to professional ethics and ten (10) related to California law.
(5) Course content must include course description, course objectives, references, scenarios, questions, certificate of completion and legal disclosures, as applicable.
(6) The course shall provide several segments. Each segment must include a narrative or discussion, a scenario, and at least one question. For each question there must be between three and six possible responses with only one correct answer. Each response must include an explanation as to why the response is incorrect or correct. The number of questions tied to each segment may vary, as each component will differ in length and content.
(7) The course will include at least thirty (30) scenario-based questions that require critical thinking skills.
(8) The provider shall submit course test scores, names and other course related information to the board, as requested by the board.
(9) The provider shall not charge more than thirty dollars ($30) for board applicants and sixty dollars ($60) for board licensees or petitioners.
(10) The provider shall ensure that procedures are in place to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requests.
(11) The participant shall be allowed one (1) year to complete the course/exam after enrollment.
(12) The participant shall not be able to exit the post examination once commenced.
(13) The participant shall not have a time limit to take the post examination.
(14) The minimum post examination passing score shall be 70%. The post examination shall be scored on all cumulative components, not by each section.
(15) As applicable, the provider shall offer and allow participants who failed the initial post examination to retake the post examination free of charge. There shall be no wait time to retake the post examination if previously failed.
(16) The course will include a survey, optional to participants, to gather feedback for the board.
(e) The course is solely the product of the provider and the provider assumes full responsibility for the course.
(f) The course must be revised once every four years. Each revision must be approved by the board.
(g) The board's Education Committee may rescind the approval of a course at any time if it believes it has been altered or finds that the course does not meet the requirements as provided for in this article.
(h) The provider may advertise and or reference that an approved course is “approved” by the board.
Note: Authority cited: Section 3722, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 3719 and 3719.5, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 7-18-2005; operative 8-17-2005 (Register 2005, No. 29).
2. Amendment of subsection (b), repealer and new subsection (d), new subsections (d)(1)-(h) and amendment of Note filed 5-25-2012; operative 6-24-2012 (Register 2012, No. 21).
This database is current through 5/13/22 Register 2022, No. 19
16 CCR § 1399.352.7, 16 CA ADC § 1399.352.7
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