18VAC85-140-100. Continuing education requirements.
A. In order to renew an active license as a polysomnographic technologist, a licensee shall attest to having successfully completed 20 hours of continuing education in courses directly related to the practice of polysomnographic technology as approved and documented by a provider recognized by one of the following:
1. The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Education Advisory Board (BRPT-EAC);
2. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM);
3. The American Medical Association for Category 1 continuing medical education credit;
4. The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST);
5. The American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, Inc. (ASET);
6. The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC);
7. The American Nurses Association (ANA); or
8. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
B. Up to two continuing education hours may be satisfied through delivery of polysomnographic technology services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of health services. One hour of continuing education may be credited for three hours of providing such volunteer services. For the purpose of continuing education credit for voluntary service, the hours shall be approved and documented by the health department or free clinic.
C. A practitioner shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements for the first biennial renewal following the date of initial licensure in Virginia.
C. D. The practitioner shall retain the
completed form with all supporting documentation in his records for a period of
four years following the renewal of an active license. D. E. The board shall periodically conduct a
random audit of its active licensees to determine compliance. The practitioners
selected for the audit shall provide all supporting documentation within 30
days of receiving notification of the audit. E. F. Failure to comply with these requirements
may subject the licensee to disciplinary action by the board. F. G. The board may grant an extension of the
deadline for continuing competency requirements, for up to one year, for good
cause shown upon a written request from the licensee prior to the renewal date.
G. H. The board may grant an exemption for all
or part of the requirements for circumstances beyond the control of the
licensee, such as temporary disability, mandatory military service, or
officially declared disasters.