(A) The commission shall suspend from practice before the bureau, or the commission for such time as the commission determines, or reprimand as the nature of the offense warrants, representatives of claimants or employers who violate any reasonable rules made and promulgated by the commission under authority of law.
(B) Written charges shall be filed by the commission, or by a person directly interested in the services of such representative, stating distinctly the grounds of the complaint or by the administrator of the bureau of workers' compensation. A copy of such charges is to be served on the representative, who shall be allowed a reasonable time in which to appear and make a defense, introduce evidence and be heard either in person or by counsel, or both.
(C) In case an order is made by the commission to suspend or reprimand such representative, he may appeal on questions of law to the appropriate court, which may affirm or modify such order or dismiss the complaint. Such appeal shall be filed within forty days after the order of the commission.
(D) The head of the legal department of the commission shall make the investigations contemplated by section 4123.06 of the Revised Code and enforce such section and the rules promulgated by the commission pursuant to such section.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4123.06
Rule Amplifies: 4123.06 , 4123.88, 4123.96
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/1978, 02/01/1999, 02/03/2014