4734-10-06 Inactive acupuncture certificate: restoration of acupuncture certificate.

(A) Any current licensee may place his or her acupuncture certificate on inactive status in accordance with the provisions of section 4734.286 of the Revised Code if the certificate is in good standing and not under disciplinary review. The effective date of an inactive status shall be the date reflected in the board's official record.

(B) A chiropractic physician holding an inactive acupuncture certificate may apply to have such certificate restored on board prescribed forms and provide all information necessary to process the application for restoration. An acupuncture certificate shall not be renewed unless the licensee's chiropractic license is current.

(1) If an application for restoration is received before the first day of the second year of the CE period, the applicant shall submit a non-refundable payment of one hundred dollars made payable to the treasurer, state of Ohio and submit evidence of earning twelve hours of acupuncture CE. Such CE credit shall be earned in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 4734-7 and attained within the twenty-four months immediately preceding the date of the application for restoration.

(2) If an application for restoration is received on or after the first day of the second year of the CE period, the applicant shall submit a non-refundable payment of fifty dollars made payable to the treasurer, state of Ohio and submit evidence of earning six hours of acupuncture CE. Such CE credit shall be earned in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 4734-7 and attained within the twenty-four months immediately preceding the date of the application for restoration.

(C) The Board shall consider the length of inactivity and the moral character and activities of the applicant during the inactive certificate period and may impose any of the terms and conditions for restoration outlined in division (B) of section 4734.286 of the Revised Code.

(D) The board may refuse or deny an applicant for restoration of his or her inactive certificate if the applicant does not meet the requirements as outlined in this chapter or section 4734.286 of the Revised Code or has committed any act which indicates that the applicant does not possess the character and fitness to practice acupuncture, including any act that would be grounds for disciplinary action as outlined in section 4734.31 of the Revised Code. The burden of proof is on the applicant to prove by clear and convincing evidence to the board that he or she meets the conditions for license restoration.

(E) Any applicant that the board proposes to refuse or deny certificate restoration shall be entitled to a hearing on the question of such proposed refusal or denial. Notice and hearing requirements incident to such proposed refusal or denial shall be in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and Chapter 4734-4 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 04/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.286