(A) Respondents may be self represented or may be represented by an attorney, or attorneys, admitted to the practice of law in Ohio, and holding a current, active license to practice in Ohio.
(B) When respondent is represented by an attorney or attorneys, the attorney or attorneys each shall file a written notice of appearance with the board. The attorney or attorneys who have filed a notice of appearance with the board shall be considered by the board as the representative of record unless and until a written notice of withdrawal is filed with the board or until written notice of termination of representation is filed by respondent.
(C) A representative of record may present respondent's position, arguments, or contentions in writing rather than appearing in person at any hearing, provided the board has not subpoenaed respondent to appear at the hearing, and provided respondent has timely requested a hearing.
(D) Respondent is not required to appear in person at any hearing provided the board has not subpoenaed the respondent to appear at the hearing. For good cause shown, respondent may appear by telecommunication. Respondent's representative of record shall not be permitted to appear by telecommunication under any circumstance.
(E) The office of the attorney general shall identify one attorney from that office as the representative of record for purposes of service pursuant this chapter of the Administrative Code. Each assistant attorney general representing the board shall file his or her appearance in writing.
(F) Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, communications from the board, board hearing committee or hearing examiner shall be sent to the representative of record for each party.
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, 02/09/2005, 02/01/2010