Chapter 4715-14 Military Service Members or Veterans

4715-14-01 Processing applications from service members, veterans, or spouses of service members or veterans.

(A) The board shall include questions on all applications for licensure, permit, certification, or registration, or renewal of licensure, permit, certification, or registration that inquire as to whether the applicant is:

(1) A service member;

(2) A veteran; or

(3) The spouse or surviving spouse of a service member or veteran.

(B) If the applicant responds affirmatively to any of the questions discussed in paragraph (A) of this rule, the board shall:

(1) Route the application to a board staff member who is responsible for monitoring the application and communicating with the applicant regarding the status of the application, including informing the applicant of any documentation needed for the board to process the application;

(2) Expedite the processing of the application, even if the application was received later in time than other applications that are pending processing;

(3) Provide information to applicants if the applicant or their spouse will be imminently deployed, regarding available fee and continuing education waivers;

(4) Request that the applicant submit documentation to the board demonstrating that the applicant is a service member, veteran, or spouse or surviving spouse of a service member or veteran; and

(5) Track, on an annual basis, the total number of applications submitted by service members, veterans, or spouses or surviving spouses of service members or veterans, and the average number of business days expended by the board to process applications.

(C) For purposes of paragraph (B)(4) of this rule, acceptable forms of documentation include:

(1) A copy of a document issued by the armed forces showing the applicant is a service member or veteran, or that the applicant's spouse was a service member or veteran; and

(2) If the applicant is a spouse or surviving spouse of a service member or veteran, a copy of a document showing that the applicant and the service member or veteran are spouses according to the law of any state or country.

Effective: 9/12/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03, 5903.04, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03, 5903.04, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121

4715-14-02 Fee waivers available to service members, veterans, or spouses of services members or veterans.

(A) A licensed dentist, who submits a renewal application on April first or later, or whose license lapsed, due to the licensee's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by division (C)(3) of section 4715.14 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (C)(5) of section 4715.14 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

(1) The licensee presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the licensee was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions;

(2) The licensee is not suffering a mental or physical impairment that may affect the individual's ability to provide safe care; and

(3) The licensee meets the requirements for license or certificate renewal required by sections 4715.14 and 4715.141 of the Revised Code.

(B) A licensed dentist, who submits a renewal application on April first or later, or whose license lapsed, due to the licensee's spouse's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by division (C)(3) of section 4715.14 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (C)(5) of section 4715.14 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

(1) The license holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that the licensee did not renew their license because their spouse's military service caused them to be absent from the state of Ohio;

(2) The license holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the licensee's spouse was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions; and

(3) The license holder meets the requirements for license renewal required by sections 4715.14 and 4715.141 of the Revised Code.

(C) A licensed dental hygienist, who submits a renewal application on January first or later, or whose license lapsed, due to the holder's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by division (B) of section 4715.24 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A) of section 4715.24 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

(1) The license holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the license holder was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions;

(2) The license holder is not suffering a mental or physical impairment that may affect the individual's ability to provide safe care; and

(3) The license holder meets the requirements for license renewal required by sections 4715.24, 4715.25, and 4715.251 of the Revised Code.

(D) A licensed dental hygienist, who submits a renewal application on January first or later, or whose license lapsed, due to the licensee's spouse's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by division (B) of section 4715.24 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (B) of section 4715.24 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

(1) The license holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that the licensee did not renew their license because their spouse's military service caused them to be absent from the state of Ohio;

(2) The license holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the licensee's spouse was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions; and

(3) The license holder meets the requirements for license renewal required by sections 4715.24, 4715.25, and 4715.251 of the Revised Code.

(E) A dental x-ray machine operator, who submits a renewal application on January first or later, or whose certificate expired, due to the holder's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal if the following are met:

(1) The certificate holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the certificate holder was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions;

(2) The certificate holder is not suffering a mental or physical impairment that may affect the individual's ability to provide safe care; and

(3) The certificate holder meets the requirements for certificate renewal required by section 4715.53 of the Revised Code.

(F) A dental x-ray machine operator, who submits a renewal application on January first or later, or whose certificate lapsed, due to the holder's spouse's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal if the following are met:

(1) The certificate holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that the certificate holder did not renew their certificate because their spouse's military service caused them to be absent from the state of Ohio;

(2) The certificate holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the certificate holder's spouse was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions; and

(3) The certificate holder meets the requirements for certificate renewal required by section 4715.53 of the Revised Code.

(G) A registered expanded function dental auxiliary, who submits a renewal application on January first or later, or whose registration lapsed, due to the holder's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal if the following are met:

(1) The registration holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the registration holder was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions;

(2) The registration holder is not suffering a mental or physical impairment that may affect the individual's ability to provide safe care; and

(3) The registration holder meets the requirements for registration renewal required by section 4715.63 of the Revised Code.

(H) A registered expanded function dental auxiliary, who submits a renewal application on January first or later, or whose registration lapsed, due to the holder's spouse's service in the armed forces, shall be eligible for renewal if the following are met:

(1) The registration holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that the registration holder did not renew their registration because their spouse's military service caused them to be absent from the state of Ohio;

(2) The registration holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the registration holder's spouse was honorably discharged or separated under honorable conditions; and

(3) The registration holder meets the requirements for registration renewal required by section 4715.63 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 9/12/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03, 5903.04, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03, 5903.04, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121

4715-14-03 Military duty time extension and factors to be considered.

(A) Upon receipt of an application from a licensed dentist, dental hygienist, dental x-ray machine operator, or expanded function dental auxiliary registration holder that is accompanied by proper documentation certifying that the individual has been called to active duty during a current or prior reporting period, and certifying the length of that active duty, the individual shall receive an extension of the current continuing education reporting period equal to the total number of months spent in active duty during the current reporting period. For purposes of this rule, any portion of a month served on active dury shall be considered one full month.

(B) In determining whether the requirements of this chapter are met, the board shall consider relevant education, training, or service completed by a licensee, permit, certificate or registration holder as a member of the armed forces.

Effective: 9/12/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03, 5903.04, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03, 5903.04, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121