(A) The state board of sanitarian registration may deny, refuse to renew, revoke or suspend a certificate of registration in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code for unprofessional conduct, the practice of fraud or deceit in obtaining a certificate of registration, dereliction of duty, incompetence in the practice of environmental health science, or for other good and sufficient cause.
(B) For the purpose of this rule, unprofessional conduct includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Falsifying any record, report, or other instrument in pursuing the practice of environmental health science as a registrant;
(2) Making a material misrepresentation or false promise(s) through advertisement, sales representatives, agents or otherwise in connection with the practice as a registered sanitarian;
(3) Allowing an unregistered person to use a registrant's certificate of registration;
(4) Aiding or abetting another person in the violation of Chapter 4736. of the Revised Code or the rules adopted thereunder;
(5) Using fraud or deceit in obtaining a certificate of registration;
(6) Disregarding, allowing, promoting, or advocating the continued violation of any substantive provision of any public health, safety, or environmental health law, rule, regulation, or ordinance of the United States, this state, any county, any township or any municipality for which the registrant has responsibility or comes within the practice of environmental health science;
(7) Conviction of any felony, or any misdemeanor in the course or scope of the practice of environmental health, or any other crime which involves misstatements, deceit, or other dishonest conduct;
(8) Accepting compensation, gifts or gratuities designed to enhance the provider's position over that of the position represented by the registrant.
(C) Any person who wishes to make a complaint against a registrant pursuant to this chapter shall submit the complaint in writing to the board within a reasonable time. Each complaint or allegation of a violation received by the board shall be assigned a case number and shall be recorded by the board. The board shall determine whether the allegations in the complaint are of a sufficiently serious nature to warrant formal disciplinary charges against the registrant pursuant to this section. If the board determines that formal disciplinary charges are warranted, it shall proceed in accordance with the procedures established in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/09/2008 and 04/02/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.13
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/78; 9/15/89; 10/1/99; 8/1/04