Chapter 4755-1 Notice

4755-1-01 Notice of meetings.

(A) Any person may obtain the time and place of all regularly scheduled meetings or the time, place, and purpose of any special meeting by:

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

(B) 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 supplying the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board with stamped, pre-addressed envelopes. The board will mail 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.

(C) The board will maintain a list of representatives of the news media who requested in writing notice of special or emergency meetings. The board shall mail 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: 05/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/13/2010 and 04/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 121.22
Prior Effective Dates: 3/7/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 4/25/03, 5/1/05

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

(A) Prior to the adoption of any rule subject to the requirements of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code by the occupational therapy section of the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board, public notice of the section's intention to consider adoption, amendment or rescission shall be given at least thirty days prior to the date set for the public hearing. Notice shall be given in the register of Ohio. The occupational therapy section may also issue any notice or publication to ensure that constructive notice is given to all persons who are subject to or affected by the proposed rule. The notice shall include:

(1) A statement of the occupational therapy section's intentions to consider adoption, amendment or rescission of a rule;

(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission, or a general statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment or rescission relates; and,

(3) A statement of reason or purpose of adoption, amendment or rescission of rules; and,

(4) The date, time and place set for the public hearing on the proposed action.

(B) Any person may receive notice by supplying the occupational therapy section with stamped, pre-addressed envelopes.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/21/2011 and 03/21/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.06
Prior Effective Dates: 3/7/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 4/11/02

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.

Effective: 05/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/13/2010 and 04/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.02
Prior Effective Dates: 1/12/96, 3/20/98, 5/1/08