Section 800.8 - Recertification requirments

800.8 Recertification requirements. Applicants for recertification must comply with either section 800.8 or 800.9. To qualify for recertification under this section, an applicant shall: (a) file with the department a completed department-approved application form bearing the applicant's original signature in ink or an electronic application approved by the department;

(b) have previously held New York State certification at or above the level at which recertification is sought except as provided in section 800.18 of these regulations;

(c) enroll in a recertification course provided by an approved course sponsor (800.20) and complete the requirements for recertification at the level at which recertification is sought;
(d) pass the State practical skills examination for the level at which recertification is sought within one year of the scheduled written examination date for the course;

(e) after passing the practical skills examination, pass the State written certification examination for the level at which certification is sought within one year of the scheduled written examination date for the course, except at the certified instructor coordinator level and certified lab instructor level; (f) if the applicant has been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, as defined in ยง800.3(ak), be found eligible after a balancing of the factors set out in Article 23-A of Corrections Law. In accordance with that Article, no recertification shall be denied by reason of the applicant having been previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses unless (i) there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and duties required of this certificate or (ii) recertification of the applicant would involve an unreasonable risk to property or the safety or welfare of a specific individual or the general public. In determining these questions, the agency will look at the eight factors listed under New York State Corrections Law Section 753; and (g) not have been found guilty or in violation, in any jurisdiction, of any other non-criminal offense or statutory and/or regulatory violation, as those terms are defined in Section 800.3 of this Part, relating to patient safety unless the department determines such applicant would not involve an unreasonable risk to property or the safety or welfare of a specific individual or the general public.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Doc Status: 
Complete