[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:58:44 AM--2013]

[NAC-625A Revised Date: 1-08]

CHAPTER 625A - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS

625A.010         Definitions.

625A.013         Environmental health specialist trainee: Qualification to practice; application for certificate of registration; approval of training program.

625A.015         Certificate of registration: List of jurisdictions for purposes of issuance by reciprocity.

625A.017         Certificate of registration: Date when application for renewal and annual fee are due; effect of noncompliance.

625A.020         Continuing education: Requirements for renewal of registration; effect of noncompliance; exceptions.

625A.025         Continuing education: Application by retiree for exemption from requirements.

625A.030         Continuing education: Proof of completion.

625A.040         Reinstatement of suspended certificate of registration. [Effective until 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

625A.040         Reinstatement of suspended certificate of registration. [Effective on the date 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

 

 

 

      NAC 625A.010  Definitions. (NRS 625A.080)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Approved course” means a course of study or training which must be related to sanitary measures for the benefit of the public and which is approved or presented by any of the following:

     (a) The National Environmental Health Association.

     (b) The American Public Health Association.

     (c) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

     (d) The Food and Drug Administration.

     (e) The United States Department of Health and Human Services.

     (f) The Environmental Protection Agency.

     (g) The American Water Works Association.

     (h) The American Dietetic Association.

     (i) The State Board of Nursing.

     (j) The Nevada Environmental Health Association.

     (k) The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

     (l) Any other organization approved by the Board.

     (m) An accredited college or university.

     2.  “Board” means the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists.

     3.  “Certificate of registration” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 625A.023.

     4.  “Contact hour” means 50 minutes of participation in an approved course.

     5.  “Environmental health specialist” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 625A.025.

     6.  “Environmental health specialist trainee” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 625A.026.

     7.  “Practice of environmental health” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 625A.028.

     8.  “Unit of continuing education” means 12 contact hours of approved courses.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. for Registration of Pub. Health Sanitarians, eff. 2-19-91; A by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03, 3-26-2004; R003-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.013  Environmental health specialist trainee: Qualification to practice; application for certificate of registration; approval of training program. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.115)

     1.  To engage in the practice of environmental health as an environmental health specialist trainee, a person:

     (a) Must be employed as a part of a training program which has been approved by the Board and in which the person engages in the practice of environmental health under the direct supervision of one or more other persons who hold certificates of registration as environmental health specialists; and

     (b) Must file with the Board an application for a certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist trainee not later than 90 days after the date on which the person initially becomes employed as a part of the approved training program.

     2.  To be approved by the Board for purposes of employing environmental health specialist trainees, a training program must submit to the Board an application, a description of the training program and any other information related to the training program that the Board may require.

     3.  The Board will maintain a list of all training programs that are approved by the Board to employ environmental health specialist trainees.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.015  Certificate of registration: List of jurisdictions for purposes of issuance by reciprocity. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.110)  For the purpose of issuing a certificate of registration to a person by reciprocity as provided in NRS 625A.110, the Board will maintain a list of all jurisdictions recognized by the Board as having requirements for registration as an environmental health specialist, environmental health scientist or registered sanitarian which are substantially similar to the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.017  Certificate of registration: Date when application for renewal and annual fee are due; effect of noncompliance. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.130)

     1.  An application for renewal of a certificate of registration and the annual fee required pursuant to NRS 625A.130 must be received by the Board not later than 60 days after the end of each calendar year.

     2.  The certificate of registration of an environmental health specialist or environmental health specialist trainee is automatically suspended if the specialist or trainee fails to submit an application for renewal of the certificate and the annual fee required pursuant to NRS 625A.130 within the period prescribed in subsection 1.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.020  Continuing education: Requirements for renewal of registration; effect of noncompliance; exceptions. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.150)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2:

     (a) Each environmental health specialist must complete 2 units of continuing education every 2 years after the date of his initial renewal. Not later than 2 years after the date of his initial renewal and every 2 years thereafter, the environmental health specialist must submit proof of completion of the required units of continuing education to the Board with his application for the renewal of his registration.

     (b) The certificate of registration of an environmental health specialist who fails to comply with the provisions of paragraph (a) is automatically suspended.

     2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to an environmental health specialist who has received an exemption pursuant to NRS 625A.150.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. for Registration of Pub. Health Sanitarians, eff. 2-19-91; A by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03, 3-26-2004; R003-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.025  Continuing education: Application by retiree for exemption from requirements. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.150)  An environmental health specialist who wishes to be exempt from the requirements for continuing education set forth in NAC 625A.020 because he has retired and is no longer engaged in the practice of environmental health must submit an application for an exemption to the Board. Such an application must be made on a form approved by the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R003-06, eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.030  Continuing education: Proof of completion. (NRS 625A.080, 625A.150)

     1.  Each environmental health specialist who is required to complete a program of continuing education shall retain proof of completion of an approved course for 4 years after completion of the course.

     2.  Proof of completion of an approved course must be in the form of a transcript, certificate of completion or other document furnished by the organization which conducted the course.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. for Registration of Pub. Health Sanitarians, eff. 2-19-91; A by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03, 3-26-2004)

      NAC 625A.040  Reinstatement of suspended certificate of registration. [Effective until 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.] (NRS 625A.080, 625A.100, 625A.130, 625A.150)  If the certificate of registration of an environmental health specialist has been suspended pursuant to the provisions of NRS 625A.130 or NAC 625A.017 or 625A.020, the Board will reinstate the certificate of registration after the environmental health specialist submits to the Board:

     1.  An application for reinstatement of the certificate of registration on a form approved by the Board.

     2.  The statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services required pursuant to NRS 625A.105 if the environmental health specialist failed to submit the statement to the Board.

     3.  The annual fee for registration for each year in which the certificate of registration was suspended and for the year in which the environmental health specialist requests reinstatement.

     4.  A penalty fee of $100.

     5.  Proof of completion of the units of continuing education required pursuant to NAC 625A.020 for the period in which the certificate of registration was suspended. Any units of continuing education required to be completed during the period in which the certificate of registration was suspended must be completed within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of application for reinstatement.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03, eff. 3-26-2004; A by R003-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 625A.040  Reinstatement of suspended certificate of registration. [Effective on the date 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.] (NRS 625A.080, 625A.100, 625A.130, 625A.150)  If the certificate of registration of an environmental health specialist has been suspended pursuant to the provisions of NRS 625A.130 or NAC 625A.017 or 625A.020, the Board will reinstate the certificate of registration after the environmental health specialist submits to the Board:

     1.  An application for reinstatement of the certificate of registration on a form approved by the Board.

     2.  The annual fee for registration for each year in which the certificate of registration was suspended and for the year in which the environmental health specialist requests reinstatement.

     3.  A penalty fee of $100.

     4.  Proof of completion of the units of continuing education required pursuant to NAC 625A.020 for the period in which the certificate of registration was suspended. Any units of continuing education required to be completed during the period in which the certificate of registration was suspended must be completed within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of application for reinstatement.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Reg. Environmental Health Sp. by R125-03, eff. 3-26-2004; A by R125-03, 3-26-2004; R003-06, 3-23-2007, effective on the date 2 years after the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings)

REVISER’S NOTE.

      The regulation of the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists filed with the Secretary of State on March 26, 2004 (LCB File No. R125-03), the source of this section, as amended by the regulation of the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists filed with the Secretary of State on March 23, 2007 (LCB File No. R003-06), contains the following provision not included in NAC:

      “Section 3 of this regulation [amending NAC 625A.040] becomes effective on the date 2 years after the date on which the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 666 requiring each state to establish procedures under which the state has authority to withhold or suspend, or to restrict the use of professional, occupational and recreational licenses of persons who:

      (a) Have failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant relating to a procedure to determine the paternity of a child or to establish or enforce an obligation for the support of a child; or

      (b) Are in arrears in the payment for the support of one or more children,

Ê are repealed by the Congress of the United States.”