Ohio Statutes Chapter 4723.81-.92

Seq ID: 364
DocID: OH1
Authors: Ohio General Assembly
Year: 2016
State: OH
Website link: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4723
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice, Administration - certification boards and state health departments, Legislative language and bills
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Policy: Identifying policy expertise within state

The board of nursing shall develop and implement a program for the certification of community health workers. The board shall begin issuing community health worker certificates under section 4723.85 of the Revised Code not later than February 1, 2005. The certification program shall reflect the board’s recognition of individuals who, as community representatives, advocate for individuals and groups in the community by assisting them in accessing community health and supportive resources through the provision of such services as education, role modeling, outreach, home visits, and referrals, any of which may be targeted toward an individual, family, or entire community. The certification program also shall reflect the board’s recognition of the individuals as members of the community with a unique perspective of community needs that enables them to develop culturally appropriate solutions to problems and translate the solutions into practice.

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