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§ 1399.352.6. Preceptors.

16 CA ADC § 1399.352.6Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: October 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 13.6. Respiratory Care Board of California
Article 5. Continuing Education
Effective: October 1, 2023
16 CCR § 1399.352.6
§ 1399.352.6. Preceptors.
(a) For the purposes of this division, “preceptor” means any person responsible for the direct supervision and clinical instruction of a student, as part of an approved respiratory education program per B&P section 3740, at a facility, licensed by the California Department of Public Health, who meets all of the following criteria:
(1) Holds a valid, current, and unrestricted license issued under this chapter.
(2) Holds a current and valid Registered Respiratory Therapist credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
(3) Has practiced a minimum of 4,000 hours as a respiratory care practitioner (RCP) within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date preceptor services are provided.
(4) Has completed a preceptor course within the last four years from the current date of expiration for the license, provided by:
(A) the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC),
(B) the California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC), or
(C) A facility, licensed by the California Department of Public Health, using the course materials from the provider listed in (A) or (B) of this subdivision.
(5) Is employed by a licensed facility to provide patient care as an RCP.
(b) Preceptors who meet the criteria in subdivision (a) may claim continuing education as follows:
(1) Up to two times the amount of CE hours earned for successful completion of a course identified in subdivision (a)(4). The amount of CE claimed per course under this subdivision may not exceed six (6) hours for each renewal cycle.
(2) Preceptors responsible for direct supervision and instruction to students in a patient-care setting, in their role as an RCP employed to provide patient care, may claim the following CE earned during any one renewal cycle period:
(A) Five (5) CE hours for five hundred (500) to nine hundred ninety nine (999) hours of preceptor supervision and instruction.
(B) Ten (10) CE hours for one thousand (1000) to one thousand four hundred ninety nine (1499) hours of preceptor supervision and instruction.
(C) Fifteen (15) CE hours for one thousand five hundred (1500) or more hours of preceptor supervision and instruction.
(D) Preceptors claiming CE credit shall retain records that clearly indicate the name(s) of the student(s) supervised, the hours precepted on each date and written time logs signed or initialed by the education program's clinical director of all hours for a period of four (4) years from the date of instruction.
(E) Preceptor hours identified in this subdivision are for hours of instruction, regardless of the number of students instructed at one time.
(c)(1) Instructor, for purposes of this section, means a person who teaches a preceptor course specified in subdivision (a)(4), to potential preceptors and meets the following requirements:
(A) Holds a valid, current, and unrestricted license issued under this chapter.
(B) Holds a current and valid Registered Respiratory Therapist credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
(C) Has practiced a minimum of 8,000 hours as an RCP within the six (6) years immediately preceding the date instruction is provided.
(D) Is employed by a facility, licensed by the California Department of Public Health or designated by the AARC or CSRC to provide said education.
(2) This subdivision does not include instruction to students in the role of an educator or clinical instructor employed by a respiratory care education program.
(d) Instructors who meet all of the criteria in subdivision (c) may claim up to ten (10) hours of CE for each renewal cycle for actual time spent teaching preceptor courses meeting the criteria in subdivision (a)(4). CE shall be calculated on an hour-for-hour basis with one hour of CE credit accepted for each hour spent teaching.
(e) The CE earned as provided in this section may be counted toward hours required for the RCP leadership requirement as provided in section 1399.350(a)(1) and toward the hours required for live, real-time CE requirement as provided in section 1399.350(c).

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Note: Authority cited: Section 3722, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 3719, 3719.5 and 3742 Business and Professions Code.
History
1. New section filed 8-10-2023; operative 10-1-2023 (Register 2023, No. 32).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1399.352.6, 16 CA ADC § 1399.352.6
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