(A) Every cultivator certificate of operation issued by the department under this chapter shall expire annually on the date it was issued. A renewal application for a cultivator, accompanied by the proper renewal fee established under rule 3796:5-1-01 of the Administrative Code, shall be filed with the department at least thirty days prior to the expiration date of the certificate of operation.
(B) The department shall grant a renewal application if the application is filed in a timely manner, the cultivator submits the corresponding renewal fee, the department confirms that nothing warrants the denial of the renewal under rule 3796:5-6-01 of the Administrative Code, and the cultivator passes a full inspection, unless a full inspection was passed within three months before the renewal date.
(C) If a renewal application is not filed prior to the expiration date of the certificate of operation, the certificate of operation shall be suspended for a maximum of thirty days, at which point it will be deemed expired if the cultivator has not successfully renewed the certificate of operation under paragraph (B) of this rule. Upon expiration of the certificate of operation, the cultivator shall not engage in any cultivation activities in furtherance of the business of growing medical marijuana. The department shall not renew the certificate of operation and the facility shall permanently cease its operations.