4734-7-04 Inactive chiropractic license; restoration of chiropractic license.

(A) Any current licensee may place their chiropractic license on inactive status in accordance with the provisions of section 4734.26 of the Revised Code if the license 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 license may apply to have such license restored on board prescribed forms and provide all information necessary to process the application for restoration.

(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 five hundred dollars made payable to the treasurer, state of Ohio and submit evidence of earning thirty-six hours of CE which shall include 1.5 hours of ethics and/or professionalism. Such CE credit shall be earned in accordance with the provisions of this chapter 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 two hundred fifty dollars made payable to the treasurer, state of Ohio and submit evidence of earning eighteen hours of CE which shall include 1.5 hours of ethics and/or professionalism. Such CE credit shall be earned in accordance with the provisions of this chapter 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 license period and may impose any of the terms and conditions for restoration outlined in division (B) of section 4734.26 of the Revised Code. Said terms and conditions may include requiring the applicant to take and pass the "Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic" offered by the national board of chiropractic examiners.

(D) The board may refuse or deny an applicant for restoration of his or her inactive license if the applicant does not meet the requirements as outlined in this chapter or section 4734.26 of the Revised Code or has committed any act which indicates that the applicant does not possess the character and fitness to practice chiropractic, 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 licensure 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: 12/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/10/2012 and 12/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.26 , 4734.286 , 4734.31
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/03, 11/15/07, 4/1/10