4734-6-05 License for voluntary public service.

(A) A chiropractic physician who holds a current, active and unrestricted license or has previously held an unrestricted license in good standing, with no pending disciplinary proceedings, may apply for a special limited license to practice chiropractic within the state of Ohio to offer gratuitous chiropractic services as defined by section 4734.27 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each applicant for a license for voluntary public service shall submit a completed application,which can be obtained by contacting the board office, and a non-refundable application fee in the amount of seventy-five dollars. Said application shall include a description of the gratuitous chiropractic services to be performed and documentation verifying that current valid malpractice insurance is in place. The applicant must attest that his or her practice is to be exclusively and totally devoted to providing chiropractic care to the needy and indigent in the state of Ohio and that there shall be no expectation nor receipt of payment or compensation for any health services rendered, or any compensation or payment to the chiropractic physician, either direct or indirect, monetary or in-kind, for the provision of chiropractic services. Applications shall be signed by the applicant in his or her own handwriting and acknowledged before a notary public. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant with the notation that the application is incomplete.

(C) The granting of a license for voluntary public service constitutes authority to practice chiropractic in Ohio only within the scope of services as described in the application as approved.

(D) The holder of a special limited license shall apply to renew said license on a biennial basis and comply with the continuing education requirements outlined in rule 4734-7-01 of the Administrative Code. Such application shall include a non-refundable application fee in the amount of seventy-five dollars. The applicant must attest that his or her practice is to be exclusively and totally devoted to providing chiropractic care to the needy and indigent in the state of Ohio and that there shall be no expectation nor receipt of payment or compensation for any health services rendered, or any compensation or payment to the chiropractic physician, either direct or indirect, monetary or in-kind, for the provision of chiropractic services.

(E) All licenses for voluntary public service issued by the board shall bear the legend "limited to gratuitous chiropractic services."

(F) A report of all special limited licenses issued shall be presented to the board by the executive director at each scheduled board meeting following the date of issuance of said licenses.

(G) Any applicant that the board proposes to refuse or deny a special limited license 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.

(H) If the board proposes to discipline a holder of a special limited license for any violation of Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code or agency 4734 of the Administrative Code the licensee shall be entitled to a hearing on the question of such proposed discipline. 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.

Effective: 06/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/11/2013 and 06/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.27
Prior Effective Dates: 9/3/2002