Chapter 4755-1 Notice

4755-1-01 Notice of meetings.

(A) The board shall comply with the public meeting requirements outlined in section 121.22 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any person may obtain the time, place, and purpose of all meetings by:

(1) Visiting the board's website at http://otptat.ohio.gov;

(2) E-mailing the board at board@otptat.ohio.gov;

(3) Writing the board at: "Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board, 77 South High Street, Sixteenth Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108;"

(4) Calling the board at 614-466-3774 during normal business hours; or

(5) Appearing in person at the board office during normal business hours.

(C) Any person may obtain advance notice of all meetings at which any specific type of public business is to be discussed by identifying the type of public business for which the person desires to be notified and by contacting the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board. The board will mail or email to such person a notice of the time and place of the meeting, and the type of business to be discussed, at least four calendar days before the meeting is scheduled unless the meeting is an emergency meeting.

(D) The board will maintain a list of representatives of the news media who requested notice of special or emergency meetings. The board shall mail or email to such representatives notice at least four days before special meetings or shall telephone or email notice at least twenty-four hours before special meetings. In the event of an emergency meeting, the representatives of the news media who requested notification shall be notified immediately of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting. News media requesting meeting notification shall supply the board with the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the representative to be contacted.

Effective: 7/22/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/30/2018 and 07/22/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 121.22
Prior Effective Dates: 03/07/1977, 08/23/1982, 05/15/1991, 04/25/2003, 05/01/2005, 05/01/2011

4755-1-02 Method of public notice in adopting, amending or rescinding rules.

(A) The occupational therapy section of the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board shall comply with the provisions of section 119.03 of the Revised Code for the purposes of adoption, amendment, or recission of rules. Compliance shall include giving proper and reasonable public notice of rule changes.

(B) The occupational therapy section of the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board shall comply with the provisions of section 106.03 of the Revised Code when reviewing existing rules.

(C) Pursuant to section 119.0311 of the Revised Code, the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board shall publish a guide to public participation in rule-making.

(D) Any person may receive notice of a proposed rule, amendment, or rescission by visiting the board website or by contacting the board to receive notice via e-mail or mail.

Effective: 7/22/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/30/2018 and 07/22/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.06
Prior Effective Dates: 03/07/1977, 08/23/1982, 05/15/1991, 04/11/2002

4755-1-03 On-site investigations/inspections.

On-site inspections/investigations:

(A) Board investigators may conduct routine inspections at the work site of licensees to determine compliance with the laws and rules governing the practice of occupational therapy. Investigators will carry proper identification to be shown upon request.

(B) Routine inspections include, but are not limited to, checking the display of wall certificates, verifying proper delegation of tasks performed by unlicensed personnel supervised by occupational therapy staff, occupational therapy documentation, and/or medical records relating to an occupational therapy service.

(C) Investigations of complaints shall include search for specific evidence regarding the case. In accordance with division (A) of section 4755.02 of the Revised Code, the section may issue subpoenas to obtain copies of patient records and personnel files of licensees.

(D) All investigations/inspections shall be conducted pursuant to the laws and rules of the state of Ohio.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/27/2018 and 04/27/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.02
Prior Effective Dates: 01/12/1996, 03/20/1998, 05/01/2008, 05/01/2011