4726-7-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Active license" means the status of the license held by an optician or an ocularist who has fulfilled all requirements of the board for initial licensure or for licensure renewal.

(B) "Active registration" means the status of the apprentice registration held by an apprentice optician or apprentice ocularist who has fulfilled all requirements of the board for initial apprentice registration or for apprentice registration renewal.

(C) "Extension" means the time period beyond the ninety-day grace period granted by the board to allow a licensee an additional specified time to meet the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal without being required to re-take the national qualifying exam. All requests to the board for an extension must be submitted in writing to the board on or before December thirty-first. Extensions will be granted by the board on a case-by-case basis. Individuals may not engage in the practice of optical dispensing or ocularistry until all requirements for renewal have been met and a current, valid license is on display at the place of optical dispensing or ocularistry.

(D) "Grace period" means the period of ninety-days from the expiration of a license in which the licensee may submit a renewal application, proof of meeting the continuing education requirements for renewal, and the lapsed fee of seventy-five dollars without being required to re-take the national qualifying exam. Individuals may not engage in the practice of optical dispensing or ocularisty until all requirements for renewal have been met and the current, valid license is on display at the place of optical dispensing or ocularistry.

(E) "Lapsed license" means the status of the license of a dispensing optician or ocularist who has failed to fulfill all requirements of licensure renewal.

(F) "Lapsed registration" means the status of the apprentice registration of an apprentice optician or apprentice ocularist who failed to fulfill all requirements of registration renewal.

(G) "Lapsed fee" or "penalty fee" means the seventy-five dollar fee to restore a license that was not renewed prior to the expiration of the license.

(H) "Reporting period" means the first of January through the thirty-first of December.

(I) "Waiver" means the suspension granted by the board of the requirements for continuing education and/or lapsed fees for the renewal of a license in accordance with rules of this chapter.

Replaces: 4726-11-01, 4726-11-03, 4726-11-04

Effective: 11/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.44
Rule Amplifies: 4725.47(C) , 4725.51 , 4725.52
Prior Effective Dates: 11/29/79, 8/4/94 (Emer), 11/10/94, 4/10/01, 10/14/94, 1/23/06