(A) Any matter that is the subject of an investigation may be settled at any time by the board.
(B) A settlement shall be authorized on behalf of the board by the supervising member for disciplinary matters. In cases assigned for hearing, the parties may inform the board hearing committee or the hearing examiner that a settlement has been reached in lieu of proceeding with the hearing, and the board hearing committee or hearing examiner may continue the hearing pending ratification of the agreement by the board.
(C) A settlement agreement shall be in writing and shall be submitted for ratification to the board.
(D) A settlement agreement shall not be effective until the agreement is ratified by the board and signed by respondent, respondent's legal counsel, in any, and the president of the board.
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, 02/01/2003, 02/09/2005, 02/01/2010