N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44F-10.2A - Performance-based competency assessment; approval; determination of credits

(a) A licensee may obtain continuing education credit for successful completion of a Board-approved performance-based competency assessment (PBCA) administered in a licensed healthcare facility, consistent with the following requirements:
1. The PBCA shall include the presentation of materials and objectives, procedure(s) demonstration by licensee attendees and a written examination certified by the healthcare facility's director of respiratory care. For purposes of this section, a "director of respiratory care" means a respiratory care practitioner licensed in the State of New Jersey who is responsible for the activities of all respiratory care practitioners employed by the healthcare facility, including oversight for the policies and procedures that guide respiratory care practice in the healthcare facility;
2. The PBCA shall include only clinical respiratory procedures within the scope of practice of the healthcare facility's department of respiratory care;
3. The director of respiratory care shall submit an application for Board approval of the PBCA at least 60 days prior to the administration of the PBCA. The application shall include: the name of the healthcare facility, the name of the director of respiratory care, the name and qualifications of the PBCA presenter, a description of the competency covered and the objectives to be achieved by the PBCA, a copy of the written examination and a copy of the PBCA attendee evaluation form or its equivalent;
4. The director of respiratory care shall provide licensee attendees of the PBCA with a certificate of completion, which shall include the title of the PBCA, the date the PBCA was completed and the number of continuing education credits awarded for completion of the PBCA; and
5. The PBCA shall be at least one instructional hour in length. For purposes of this section, an "instructional hour" means no less than 50 minutes of material presentation, procedure(s) demonstration and examination. One continuing education credit shall be awarded for each Board-approved PBCA to a maximum of six credits per biennial registration period;
i. The Board shall not approve a PBCA that is less than one instructional hour in length, except that when the presentation of materials and objectives, procedure(s) demonstration and written examination for a single topic is less than one instructional hour, two topics may be combined in one PBCA for Board approval. A Board-approved PBCA shall include no more than two topics.
(b) A PBCA may be administered by a healthcare entity, other than a licensed healthcare facility, that provides respiratory care services, provided the PBCA is certified by the healthcare entity's director of respiratory care. If the healthcare entity does not have a director of respiratory care, the entity's medical director shall certify the PBCA. The entity's director of respiratory care or medical director shall ensure compliance with all requirements of this section.
(c) The director of respiratory care or the medical director and all licensee attendees of the PBCA shall maintain documentation of successful completion of the PBCA for four years from the date of completion consistent with the requirements of 13:44F-10.3(a).
(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of (a), (b), and (c) above, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:14E-16.b (3), the Board shall not grant credit for continuing education for any program of activities designed to fulfill assigned general employment responsibilities specific to the expectations of an employer.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44F-10.2A
Amended by 52 N.J.R. 1675(a), effective 9/8/2020

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