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1. Prescribe the scope of practice and the core competencies of certified community health workers, including skills and areas of knowledge that are essential to bring about expanded health and wellness in diverse communities and to reduce health disparities.
2. Describe and define reasonable and necessary minimum qualifications, including education and training requirements, for certified community health workers.
3. Establish standards and requirements for the establishment of certified community health worker education and training programs in this state.
4. Adopt standards and requirements for the approval or acceptance of continuing education courses and programs for the renewal of a certificate.
5. Establish minimum education, training, experience and other qualifications that a certified community health worker must possess to qualify as a trainer in any education, training or continuing education program for certified community health workers.
6. Establish the criteria for granting, denying, suspending and revoking a certificate in order to protect the health and safety of the public.
B. The director may adopt rules:
1. That are necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this article.
2. That allow for reciprocity agreements, including with the Indian health service.
C. The director shall waive the minimum training and education requirements for certification for applicants who provide documentation of at least nine hundred sixty hours of paid or volunteer experience providing community health worker services in the core competencies during the previous three years in a licensed health care facility or in the service of a licensed health care provider or a contractor under chapter 29, article 1 of this title.