State acceptance in Kentucky
Physicians: We are accepted by the KY Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
In accordance with Board regulation 201 KAR 9:310, as of January 1, 1994, all physicians who maintain an active Kentucky medical or osteopathic license are required to complete 60 hours of CME every three years, with 30 hours being certified in AMA or AOA Category 1 by an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education or the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education.
Nurses: We are accepted by the KY Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
According to Kentucky Administrative Regulation 201 KAR 20:215,
validation of CE/competency must include one of the following: 1. Proof of earning 14 approved contact hours;
NATIONAL NURSING ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZED BY KBN FOR APPROVAL OF CE OFFERINGS
If a continuing education course licensees wish to take is offered by a provider that is approved by one of the national nursing organizations listed below or any state board of nursing, it will be accepted by the KBN for the same number of contact hours.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association (ANA)
Dentists: We are accepted by the KY Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
All dentists and dental hygienists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years.
Section 10. Requirements for Renewal of a Dental License. (c) Maintain with no more than a thirty (30) day lapse CPR certification that meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association unless a hardship waiver is submitted to and subsequently approved by the board;
Verification link https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/kar/201/008/532.pdf
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the KY Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
201 KAR 2. (1) Continuing education hours for credit shall be relevant to the practice of pharmacy and free of commercial bias. (2) Continuing education hours shall be approved if approved by: (a) The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); or (b) The board.
EMS Workers: Our courses count in KY as acceptable CME
Section 2. Certification Requirements. (i) Present written evidence of completion of current training in CPR that: 1. Shall be taught by an individual who holds instructor certification at an appropriate level from: a. The American Red Cross; b. The AHA; c. The National Safety Council; d. The ASHI; or e. Another board approved organization; and
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in KY
Section 9. Disposal of Contaminated Wastes. All wastes produced during the process of tattooing shall be separated for disposal into three (3) classifications as follows: (1) Contaminated sharps shall be disposed of by using a licensed medical waste disposal company. (2) Regulated waste, as defined by the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, shall be disposed of in accordance with the bloodborne pathogens regulation 19 C.F.R. 1910.1030 as adopted in Kentucky by 803 KAR 2:320.
Verification link: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/kar/902/045/065.pdf
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
First Response of the Bluegrass Inc / 828 Lane Allen Rd Ste 180 Lexington, KY 40504-3659
Oldham County EMS / 3639 W Highway 146 Lagrange, KY 40031-9752
Oldham County EMS / 3639 W Hwy 146 Buckner, KY 40010
Total number of locations: 19. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.
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