Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-38-8 - Licensing renewal and license reinstatement; continuing education; sponsorship

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Each application for renewal of a license shall be submitted on or before June 30 of the year in which the license expires.
(b) Each licensee shall submit an application on forms provided by the board and accompanied by the license renewal fee specified in K.A.R. 26-38-11. Each licensee whose application is received with a postmark later than June 30 of the year in which the license expires shall also pay the late renewal fee specified in K.A.R. 26-38-11. The application and all applicable fees shall be received within the 30-day period following the license expiration date. If the application and all applicable fees are not received within that 30-day period, the license shall lapse and the individual shall be required to apply for reinstatement.
(c)
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c)(2), each application for renewal shall include an attestation verifying that the licensee has completed at least 50 clock-hours of board-approved continuing education pertaining to the core of knowledge or the domains of practice, as defined in K.A.R. 26-38-1, during the licensure period immediately preceding renewal of the license.
(2) If a licensee's initial licensure period is less than 24 months, the application shall include an attestation verifying that the licensee has completed at least two clock-hours of board-approved continuing education for each month in the initial licensure period.
(d)
(1) Any licensee may claim up to five clock-hours of continuing education credit for attendance at a state or national annual convention that pertains to long-term care. Each licensee claiming continuing education credit under this paragraph shall require the sponsor to verify the licensee's attendance. The licensee may claim this allowance in addition to claiming continuing education credit approved for individual sessions at a state or national annual convention, but the licensee shall not claim more than 10 clock-hours of continuing education credit for attending a state or national annual convention during any licensure period.
(2) Any licensee may claim 15 clock-hours of continuing education credit for each college credit semester hour earned within the renewal period if the subject matter of the course pertains to the domains of practice or to the core of knowledge.
(3) Any licensee may claim two clock-hours of continuing education credit for each clock-hour spent at an approved continuing education program. Licensees shall not claim credit for repeat presentations.
(e) Any preceptor may claim 15 clock-hours for each trainee.
(f) If a licensee's application is selected for audit, the licensee shall provide the board with sufficient documentation to verify that the licensee completed the continuing education requirement.
(g) Licensees shall not claim either of the following as continuing education for the purpose of license renewal:
(1) In-service education; or
(2) attending a food show or viewing exhibits at vendor booths at a food show designed to introduce food products to licensees or to others in the health care industry.
(h) Each application for reinstatement shall be submitted on forms provided by the board, documenting completion of 50 clock-hours of continuing education during the preceding 24 months, and shall be accompanied by the renewal fee and the reinstatement fee specified in K.A.R. 26-38-11.
(i) Any licensee or nonapproved provider of continuing education may apply for approval of a continuing education program by submitting a request for prior approval to the board at least three weeks before the program is scheduled to be presented. The request shall provide information about the proposed program, including objectives, course content, and an agenda, and shall be submitted on a form provided by the board.
(j) Each sponsor shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Offer at least six continuing education activities, including workshops, seminars, academic courses, self-study courses, teleconferences, and educational sessions, over a two-year period;
(2) designate one person, who shall be referred to as the coordinator, to be responsible for administering all requirements and outcomes of the sponsorship. The board shall be notified in advance of any staff change involving the coordinator, including proof of that person's credentials to be the coordinator. Each coordinator shall meet one of the following requirements:
(A) Have a current license in the field of adult care home administration;
(B) have sufficient experience in a field related to adult care home administration to qualify that person to coordinate continuing education activities for licensees;
(C) serve as a staff member of a professional organization related to the field of adult care home administration; or
(D) have experience or academic preparation in adult education or training;
(3) submit an application on forms provided by the board and accompanied by the sponsorship application fee specified in K.A.R. 26-38-11. The application documents shall be received by the board at least 30 days before the initial continuing education offering. The application fee shall be required for each new or reinstated sponsorship application, and the terms of sponsorship renewal and reinstatement shall be the same as the terms for licenses;
(4) ensure that the educational offerings pertain to the domains of practice or the core of knowledge; and
(5) submit an annual report on board-approved forms no later than January 31 each year for the preceding calendar year. This report shall describe the approved continuing education activities provided and the quality improvement methods used, including how evaluation data is incorporated in planning future educational activities.
(k) If a sponsor fails to meet the requirements in this regulation after receiving approval or if there is a material misrepresentation of any fact with the information submitted to the board by a sponsor, approval may be withdrawn or conditions relating to the sponsorship may be applied by the board after giving the sponsor notice and an opportunity to be heard.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-38-8
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-3503; implementing K.S.A. 65-3503 and 65-3505; adopted by Kansas Register Volume 39, No. 38; effective 10/2/2020.

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