4723-23-05 Renewal of a certificate to practice as an Ohio certified dialysis technician.

(A) The board shall provide to each holder of a current, valid certified dialysis technician certificate an application for renewal, except when the board is aware that the individual may be ineligible for renewal for any reason, including those reasons set forth in section 4723.092 of the Revised Code. Failure of the certificate holder to receive an application for renewal from the board does not excuse the holder from the requirements of section 4723.77 of the Revised Code and this rule.

(B) To renew a certificate to practice as an Ohio certified dialysis technician a holder of a current, valid certificate shall:

(1) Submit a completed renewal application on the form specified by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised January 2013);

(2) Submit a renewal fee of thirty-five dollars; and

(3) Meet the continuing education requirements set forth in rule 4723-23-06 of the Administrative Code.

(C) If a completed renewal application is not postmarked, renewed on-line, or otherwise received by the board on or before March first of odd numbered years, the application shall be considered late and a late fee shall be imposed according to division (A)(13) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code.

(D) A certificate holder who does not intend to practice as an Ohio certified dialysis technician in Ohio may request that the certificate be placed on inactive status as follows:

(1) At time of renewal, by checking the appropriate box on the certificate renewal application that indicates the certificate holder wants to place the certificate on inactive status; or

(2) At any time prior to the expiration of the current certificate, by submitting to the board a written statement requesting that the certificate be placed on inactive status.

(E) A certificate holder who has requested that their dialysis technician certificate be placed on inactive status is not required to pay a renewal fee unless the holder seeks to reactivate the certificate. If the certificate holder placed a certificate on inactive status after March first of the year in which the certificate was to be renewed, and then notifies the board on or before March thirty-first of the same renewal year of the intent to reactivate, the certificate holder must still pay the late processing fee required by paragraph (B) of this rule.

(F) ) A dialysis technician certificate shall lapse if a certificate holder fails to renew a certificate to practice as an Ohio certified dialysis technician on or before March thirty-first of odd numbered years, and has not requested inactive status according to paragraph (E) of this rule.

(G) An individual who holds an inactive or lapsed certificate shall not represent or imply to the public that the individual is authorized to practice as an Ohio certified dialysis technician and shall not provide dialysis care.

(H) An individual who continues to practice as an Ohio certified dialysis technician or who performs dialysis care with an inactive or lapsed certificate may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with section 4723.28 of the Revised Code.

(I) An Ohio certified dialysis technician with an inactive certificate to practice may reactivate the certificate by submitting to the board all of the following:

(1) A completed reactivation application on the form specified by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised 2013);

(2) A reactivation fee of thirty-five dollars; and

(3) Documentation of compliance with the continuing education requirements set forth in paragraph (B) of rule 4723-23-06 of the Administrative Code.

(J) An Ohio certified dialysis technician with a lapsed certificate may reinstate the certificate by submitting to the board all of the following:

(1) A completed application to reinstate a lapsed certificate on the form specified by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised 2013);

(2) A renewal fee of thirty-five dollars plus a reinstatement fee of one hundred dollars as provided in division (A)(18) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code; and

(3) Documentation of compliance with the continuing education requirements set forth in paragraph (C) of rule 4723-23-06 of the Administrative Code.

(K) 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 of the United States, or in the national guard or in a reserve component, shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by division (A)(13) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(18) 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 this rule.

(L) A 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 of the United States, or in the national guard or in a reserve component, shall be eligible for renewal and reinstatement without payment of the late application fee required by division (A)(13) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and the reinstatement fee required by division (A)(18) 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 this rule.

Replaces: Replaces former 4723-23-05

Effective: 02/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.79
Rule Amplifies: 4723.77
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/2000, 02/01/2006