Lawriter - OAC - 4723-2-03 Fee waivers available to service members, veterans, or spouses of service members or veterans.

4723-2-03 Fee waivers available to service members, veterans, or spouses of service members or veterans.

(A) A licensed practical nurse or registered nurse, who submits a renewal application after September fifteenth 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 (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 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 or certificate holder 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 section 4723.24 of the Revised Code.

(B) A licensed practical nurse or registered nurse, who submits a renewal application after September fifteenth 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 (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

(1) The licensee 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 licensee presents the board 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 licensee meets the requirements for license renewal required by section 4723.24 of the Revised Code.

(C) An advanced practice registered nurse, as defined in paragraph (A) of rule 4723-8-01 of the Administrative Code, who submits a renewal application after September fifteenth 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 (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 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 renewal required by section 4723.42 of the Revised Code.

(D) An advanced practice registered nurse, who submits a renewal application after September fifteenth 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 (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

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

(2) The licensee presents the board 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 licensee meets the requirements for license renewal required by section 4723.42 of the Revised Code.

(E) A dialysis technician certificate holder, who submits a renewal application on March first or later, or whose certificate 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 (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, 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 4723.77 of the Revised Code and rule 4723-23-05 of the Administrative Code.

(F) A dialysis technician certificate holder, who submits a renewal application on March first or later, or whose certificate lapsed, due to the holder'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 (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, 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 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 license renewal required by section 4723.77 of the Revised Code and rule 4723-23-05 of the Administrative Code.

(G) A community health worker certificate holder, who submits a renewal application on April first or later, or whose certificate 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 paragraph (C) of rule 4723-26-04 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by paragraph (H)(2) of rule 4723-26-04 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code if the following conditions 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; and

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

(H) A community health worker certificate holder, who submits a renewal application on April first or later, or whose certificate lapsed, due to the holder's spouse's service in the armed forces shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by paragraph (C) of rule 4723-26-04 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by paragraph (H)(2) of rule 4723-26-04 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

(1) The certificate holder presents the board with satisfactory evidence that the 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 satisfactory evidence that, not more than six months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the 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 4723.85 of the Revised Code.

(I) A medication aide certificate holder who submits a renewal application after March first, or whose certificate lapsed due to the holder's service in the armed forces shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement by paying the renewal fee set forth in paragraph (A)(2) of rule 4723-27-10 of the Administrative Code without payment of the late application fee set forth in paragraph (A)(3) of rule 4723-27-10 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code or the reinstatement fee specified in paragraph (A)(4) of rule 4723-27-10 of the Administrative Code, if the following conditions 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; and

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

(J) A medication aide certificate holder who submits a renewal application after March first, or whose certificate lapsed, due to the holder's spouse's service in the armed forces shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by paragraph (C) of rule 4723-27-05 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by paragraph (H)(2) of rule 4723-27-05 of the Administrative Code and division (A)(15) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, if the following are met:

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

(3) The certificate holder meets the requirements for certificate renewal required by rule 4723-27-05 of the Administrative Code and section 4723.651 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.10
Rule Amplifies: 4723.06, 4723.08
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2015, 04/01/2017