4723-16-01 General information.

(A) For the purpose of this chapter of the Administrative Code:

(1) "Days" means calendar days.

(2) "Board hearing committee" means a standing committee of not less than three board members, appointed by the board at a public meeting, to conduct administrative hearings and provide a report and recommendation to the board as set forth in rule 4723-16-13 of the Administrative Code.

(3) "Hearing examiner" means the attorney appointed by the board to conduct a hearing pursuant to section 119.09 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Respondent" means the person who is requesting or has requested a hearing as provided in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(5) "Representative of record" means the respondent or legal counsel for respondent who has filed a notice of appearance in accordance with rule 4723-16-02 of the Administrative Code or the assistant attorney general representing the state of Ohio.

(6) "Telecommunication" means communication by telephone conference or videoconference.

(B) The compilation of all time periods set forth in this chapter of the Administrative Code shall be in accordance with section 1.14 of the Revised Code.

(C) Procedures for filing, or mailing a motion or notice related to a board hearing shall comply with the following:

(1) Any notice specifying the date, time, and place for a hearing mailed by the board shall be mailed by certified mail, or regular mail with a certificate of mailing, to respondent and, if applicable, respondent's representative of record.

(2) The mailing date of any document mailed by the board, including but not limited to, a notice of opportunity or adjudication order, shall be the date appearing on the certified mail receipt or certificate of mailing.

(3) A document is filed with the board when the document is received and time stamped at the board office located in Columbus, Ohio. Documents emailed or faxed after normal board business hours will be time stamped as received by the board the following business day.

(4) A document may be filed by hand-delivery, mail, email or facsimile. If multiple copies of the same document are filed, only the first to be received by the board will be time stamped and retained by the board.

(D) A certified copy of a conviction, plea of guilty to, judicial finding of guilt,judicial finding of eligibility for pretrial diversion or similar program, or judicial finding of eligibility for intervention in lieu of conviction related to a felony or misdemeanor from a court of competent jurisdiction shall be conclusive proof of the commission of all elements of the felony or misdemeanor .

(E) The Ohio Rules of Evidence may be taken into consideration by the board, board hearing committee or the hearing examiner in determining the admissibility of evidence but shall not be controlling. The board, board hearing committee or hearing examiner may permit the use of electronic or photographic means for presentation of evidence.

Effective: 2/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2014 and 10/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.28
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2000, 02/01/2002, 02/01/2004, 04/01/2005, 02/01/2010