RELATES TO: KRS 309.335
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.331, 309.335
NECESSITY, FUNCTION AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.331 requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations for the administration and enforcement of KRS 309.330 to 309.339. KRS 309.335 requires the board to promulgate application procedures for currently practicing diabetes educators to apply for licensure. This administrative regulation establishes the application procedures for currently practicing diabetes educators.
Section 1. Persons with experience in the care of people with diabetes. Prior to July 1, 2014, a person who has a core body of knowledge and skills and experience in the care of people with diabetes as specified in KRS 309.335(3) may apply for licensure by submitting the following to the board:
(1) A completed Application for Licensure, Form DE-01, incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 45:110;
(2) Payment of the licensure fee as established in 201 KAR 45:100; and
(3) A letter from the applicant’s employer verifying the applicant’s current scope of practice is within the scope of practice as defined in 201 KAR 45:160.
Section 2. Persons who have practiced diabetes education for the past three (3) years. Prior to May 1, 2014, a person who has practiced diabetes education for a minimum of 1,000 hours per year for the past three (3) years as specified in KRS 309.335(4) may apply for licensure by submitting the following to the board:
(1) A completed "Application for Licensure", Form DE-01;
(2) Payment of the licensure fee as established in 201 KAR 45:100;
(3) Letters from one (1) or more supervisors who can attest that the applicant has practiced diabetes education within the last three (3) years.
(a) The letters combined shall indicate that the applicant has practiced a total of at least 1,000 hours of diabetes education within the past three (3) years.
(b) Each letter shall verify that the applicant’s practice of diabetes education is within the scope of practice as defined in 201 KAR 45:160; and
(4) A letter of recommendation from a health care professional who works in the diabetes field.
Section 3. A person who has practiced diabetes education between November 1, 2012 and November 1, 2013 may count hours of diabetes education practiced during that time toward the hours of supervised work experience required by 201 KAR 45:110, Section 1, by submitting a letter to the board from that person’s employer verifying that the person has performed those hours of diabetes education. (40 Ky.R. 184; 582; 789; eff. 11-1-2013.)