(A) A telemedicine licensee's registration group shall be based on the first letter of his or her last name at the time of initial telemedicine licensure. Each licensee shall remain in their originally assigned license registration group for all subsequent license renewals. If a telemedicine certificate is converted, pursuant to division (E) of section 4731.296 of the Revised Code, to a certificate issued under section 4731.14 of the Revised Code the licensee shall remain in the same registration group as at the time of initial telemedicine licensure.
(B) An initial telemedicine certificate shall be valid until the renewal date for the telemedicine licensee's registration group. If initial telemedicine licensure is granted on or after the first day of the eighteenth month of a registration period, the licensee shall not be required to renew for that registration period but shall be required to renew for all subsequent registration periods.
(C) An applicant for an initial telemedicine certificate or for renewal of a telemedicine certificate shall hold a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued by another state that requires license holders to complete at least fifty hours of CME every two years. A holder of a telemedicine certificate who fails to meet the CME requirements of the state in which he or she holds the license used to qualify for the telemedicine certificate shall report that failure in writing to the board.