4734-9-10 Conduct following action against a license.

(A) A chiropractic physician who has had his or her chiropractic license and/or acupuncture certificate disciplined shall:

(1) Within fifteen days of the board's order, disclose in writing the details of the board's action to any employer, and to any entity which contracts with the chiropractic physician to provide chiropractic and/or acupuncture services. For any and all written notices required pursuant to this rule, the chiropractic physician shall transmit the notice via a method which provides written confirmation of delivery. This evidence shall be kept by the chiropractic physician for two years.

(2) Comply with any restrictions, conditions, or limitations placed on his or her chiropractic license and/or acupuncture certificate by the board's order.

(3) Within thirty days after the effective date of the discipline, file with the board a detailed sworn affidavit specifying how he or she has or will comply with this rule.

(B) In addition to the preceding, a chiropractic physician who has had his or her chiropractic license and/or acupuncture certificate suspended or revoked, during the time period specified shall:

(1) Not display his or her license to practice chiropractic and/or certificate to practice acupuncture or current renewal card(s);

(2) Not occupy, share or use office space in which another licensee practices chiropractic and/or acupuncture;

(3) Desist and refrain from the practice of chiropractic and/or the practice of acupuncture in any form either as a principal or employee or agent of another and shall not furnish chiropractic and/or acupuncture services. However, the affected chiropractic physician may respond to inquiries from patients, third party payors and/or health care practitioners regarding his or her prior examination and/or treatment of a patient and may provide reports regarding his or her previous examination and/or treatment of a patient;

(4) Not advertise, announce or otherwise hold him or herself forth as a chiropractic physician and/or the holder of an acupuncture certificate issued under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code or someone who may legally practice chiropractic and/or acupuncture;

(5) Advise the board of any changes in employment or residence addresses or telephone numbers within fifteen days of any such change;

(6) Not be prohibited from collecting accounts receivable for services rendered previously or from collecting reasonable and customary rental and equipment leases;

(7) Complete the mandatory continuing education required to renew a chiropractic license and/or acupuncture certificate, plus any additional hours ordered by the board.

(C) Chiropractic physicians serving a suspension shall not share in any fee for chiropractic and/or acupuncture services performed by any other chiropractic physician during the suspension.

(D) If the board's action includes revocation or suspension for thirty days or greater and the chiropractic physician's office will be closed during the revocation or suspension, promptly notify in writing all patients who have been under such chiropractic physician's care within the preceding six months of his or her inability to provide further chiropractic and/or acupuncture services. The chiropractic physician shall notify the patients in writing as to the location of their files and what arrangements have been made to permit them to access their files, as well as a method for them to seek chiropractic care elsewhere. For revocations or suspensions less than thirty days, the chiropractic physician shall take reasonable measures to ensure his or her patients have continuity of care and access to their records.

(E) If revoked or suspended for six months or greater, within thirty days of the effective date of the action deliver to the board the original chiropractic license and/or acupuncture certificate .

(F) If revoked or suspended for a period of one year or more, within fifteen days of the revocation or suspension notify in writing publishers of any telephone directory, professional directory and any other professional listing (including online listings) in which such chiropractic physician's name appears, to remove any such listing .

(G) If revoked or suspended for more than one year, the chiropractic physician may be required to take an examination prior to reinstatement of his or her license to good standing.

Effective: 12/26/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/22/2013 and 12/26/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.14 , 4734.31
Prior Effective Dates: 2/5/1991, 2/5/1993, 7/29/2002, 11/15/2007