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RULE §681.144Pre-Approved Providers

(a) Continuing education providers may apply for approval to provide continuing education on forms provided by the board. Applicants shall submit a continuing education provider application form, accompanied by a $50 processing fee.

(b) Providers shall renew the approval status annually by submission of a renewal application form, accompanied by a $50 processing fee.

(c) Provider applications will be approved based on a review of the application and a determination of the applicant's ability to comply with board rules.

(d) Board approvals are effective for twelve months.

(e) Approved providers of continuing education must comply with board requirements as set out in §681.142 of this title (relating to Types of Acceptable Continuing Education) and §681.145 of this title (relating to Determination of Clock-hour Credits).

(f) Approved providers of continuing education must maintain records of all continuing education activities for a period of five years including names of all presenters, complete course descriptions and objectives, teaching methods, attendance sheets for each course, sample certificates of attendance, and evaluation documents from each participant for the specific experience. The provider shall provide each participant with written documentation of attendance, which includes the participant's name, the number of approved continuing education hours, the title and date(s) of the program, the provider number, and the signature of the provider.

(g) Failure to comply with record keeping requirements or failure to comply with requirements of instructor or course qualifications may result in termination of status or denial of renewal status.

(h) Providers are subject to audit of all continuing education records. Upon receipt of written notice of audit, the provider will submit all requested records of continuing education to the board within ten working days. Failure to provide documentation as requested or submission of fraudulent documents will result in termination of approval status.

(i) Upon receipt and audit of documents submitted by the provider, the board will notify the provider of the results of the audit. The board may inform the provider of any corrective action needed, may terminate current approval, or may deny future applications based on a finding of non-compliance with this subchapter.

Source Note: The provisions of this §681.144 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 4134; amended to be effective September 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4978; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3268; amended to be effective December 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 8889

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