California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 6 - Continuing Education
Section 362 - Continuing Education Provider Approval, Duties, and Responsibilities

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 362

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

(a) CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER DENIAL AND APPEAL PROCESS: If an application is denied under this section, the applicant shall be notified in writing of the reason(s) for the denial. The applicant may request an informal hearing with the Executive Officer regarding the reasons stated in the denial notification. The appeal must be filed within 30 days of the date of the denial notification.

The Executive Officer shall schedule the informal hearing within 30 days of receipt of the appeal request. Within 10 days following the informal hearing, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of his or her decision to the denied applicant. If the Executive Officer upholds a denial under this section, the applicant may, within 30 days of the date of the Executive Officer's denial notification, request a hearing before the board to appeal the denial. The Executive Officer shall schedule the requested hearing at a future board meeting but not later than 180 days following receipt of the request. Within 10 days of the hearing before the board, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of the board's decision to the applicant. The board's decision shall be the final order in the matter.

(b) As used in this section, a provider is an individual, partnership, corporation, professional association, college or any other entity approved by the board to offer board approved continuing education courses to licensees to meet the annual continuing education requirements set forth in Section 361 of these regulations.

(c)

(1) To apply to become an approved provider, an applicant shall complete and submit a "Continuing Education Provider Application" form (Revision date 02/10) which is hereby incorporated by reference, and pay the fee specified in Section 360(a). Applications for approval shall be submitted to the board office at least 30 days prior to a scheduled board meeting. Providers with applications that are incomplete will be notified of the deficiencies in writing within three (3) weeks from the date of receipt. Complete applications will be reviewed at the scheduled board meeting and notification of the board's decision will be provided in writing within two (2) weeks following the board meeting.

(2) The approval of the provider shall expire two (2) years after it is issued by the board and may be renewed upon the filing of the "Continuing Education Provider Application" form (Revision date 02/10) and fee specified in Section 360(b).

(3) Providers who were approved by the board prior to the effective date of this regulation shall renew their provider status two years from June 8, 2011 by filing of the "Continuing Education Provider Application" form (Revision date 02/10) and fee specified in Section 360(b).

(4) The board will not process incomplete applications nor applications that do not include the correct application fee.

(d) Providers shall:

(1) Identify an individual responsible for overseeing all continuing education activities of the provider.

(2) Provide a course roster to the board, within 30 days, upon written request. Course rosters shall include the names of all licensees, license numbers, and e-mail addresses if available. Failure to submit the roster upon written request within thirty (30) days may result in the withdrawal or denial of previous course approval and withdrawal of provider status. Providers shall maintain the course roster for four (4) years from the date of completion of the course.

(3) Maintain course instructor curriculum vitae or resumes for four (4) years.

(4) Disclose to prospective participants the names of the individuals or organizations, if any, who have underwritten or subsidized the course. Providers may not advertise, market, or display materials or items for sale inside the room while the actual instruction is taking place. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to prohibit a provider from mentioning a specific product or service solely for educational purposes.

(5) Inform the board in writing immediately of any change to the date, time or location of the course.

(6) Provide a certificate of completion to licensees within 30 days following completion of the continuing education course. Providers shall retain records of course completion for four (4) years from the date of completion and provide records of completion to the Board within thirty (30) days, upon written request. The certificate shall include the following information:
(A) Name and address of provider.

(B) Course title.

(C) Course approval number.

(D) Date(s) and location of course.

(E) Licensee name.

(F) License number.

(G) Printed name and signature of the provider's designated representative.

(H) Number of hours the licensee earned in continuing education, including the type of mandatory hours, and whether the hours were obtained in classroom instruction or distance learning.

(e) The Executive Officer, after notification, may withdraw approval of any continuing education provider for good cause, including, but not limited to, violations of any provision of the regulation or falsification of information, and shall provide written notification of such action to the provider. The provider may request an informal hearing with the Executive Officer regarding the reasons for withdrawal of approval stated in the Executive Officer's notification. The appeal must be filed within 30 days of the date of the notification. The Executive Officer shall schedule the informal hearing within 30 days of receipt of the appeal request. Within 10 days following the informal hearing, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of his or her decision to the provider. If the Executive Officer upholds his or her decision under this subsection, the provider may, within 30 days of the date of the Executive Officer's notification, request a hearing before the board to appeal the Executive Officer's decision. The Executive Officer shall schedule the requested hearing at a future board meeting but not later than 180 days following receipt of the request. Within 10 days of the hearing before the board, the Executive Officer shall provide written notification of the board's decision to the provider. The board's decision shall be the final order in the matter.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 362

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 4(e), Business and Professions Code (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California Stats. 1923 p. 1xxxviii). Reference: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 10(a), Business and Professions Code (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California Stats. 1923 p. 1xxxviii).

1. Renumbering of former section 356.5 to section 362, including amendment of section and Note, filed 5-9-2011; operative 6-8-2011 (Register 2011, No. 19).

This section was updated on 6/22/2018 by overlay.

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