4726-7-03 Extension and waivers.

(A) The board may grant a waiver of continuing education and/or lapsed fees only for the following reasons:

(1) Hardship;

(2) Illness; or

(3) Military service.

(B) Each person who holds a current, valid license and is actively serving in the armed forces of the United States may apply to the board on or before December thirty-first for an extension of the grace period by sending a written request for the extension along with the following:

(1) The renewal fee of one hundred dollars in the form designated by the board;

(2) A copy of the orders mobilizing the licensee to active duty; and,

(3) Orders indicating the length of active duty.

(C) Upon receipt and review by the board or its designee of the documents as described in paragraph (B) of this rule, the board shall extend the current reporting period for proof of continuing education by an amount of time equal to the total number of months that the licensee spent on active duty during the current reporting period in accordance with division (B) of section 5903.12 of the Revised Code.

(D) The board maintains the right to grant or refuse requests for an extension or for a waiver on a case-by-case basis.

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: 4725.52
Prior Effective Dates: 11/29/79, 8/4/94 (emerg.), 10/14/94, 1/23/06