(A) Application. For a chiropractic educational institution or program to seek initial approval by the board for its doctor of chiropractic graduates to obtain Ohio licensure, it must first apply to the board. The chief executive or academic officer of the institution or program shall send a letter of intent to the board. The letter of intent shall include a copy of all self-study documentation required by the council on chiropractic education's (hereinafter "CCE") commission on accreditation in its standards for doctor of chiropractic programs and requirements for institutional status (hereinafter "Standards"). This rule does not require an applicant to also apply to the "CCE" for accreditation, but if the applicant has done so, it should provide the same information to the board as it provided to the "CCE".
(B) Review. The board may review the application or appoint a committee to review the application materials. If the applicant has applied to the "CCE" for accreditation, the board may hold the application as pending, until the "CCE" has fully reviewed and ruled on the application. If the applicant has not applied to the "CCE", the board or committee will then review the application and materials and follow the procedures outlined in the "CCE" Standards. The board may then order a site visit of the applicant, pursuant to Rule 4734-5-03 of the Administrative Code.
(C) Ruling. Once the board has considered the information submitted by the applicant and/or its review committee and/or site visitation team, it may propose to either approve or deny the application of the institution or program. When it is the intention of the board to deny approval of an institution or program that has requested board-approval, the applicant shall be entitled to a hearing on the question of such proposed denial. Notice and hearing requirements incident to such proposed denial shall be in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and Chapter 4734-4 of the Administrative Code.