Chapter 4755-23 Licensing, Examination, and Continuing Education

4755-23-01 Applications for initial license.

(A) All applications for initial licensure shall be submitted to the physical therapy section on forms provided by the section. All applications, fees, statements, and other documents so submitted shall be retained by the section.

(B) Applications shall be:

(1) Typewritten or printed in ink or submitted electronically via the Ohio e-license system;

(2) Signed by the applicant or electronically signed if applying electronically via the Ohio e-license system;

(3) Accompanied by the fee prescribed by rule 4755-24-03 of the Administrative Code; and

(4) Accompanied by such evidence, statements, or documents as specified on the application form and in the instructions from the section.

(C) For the purposes of filing an electronic application via the Ohio e-license system, the board shall supply the applicant with a "UserID" and password. The use of the "UserID" and password provided by the board is solely the responsibility of the individual to whom it is issued and shall be limited to filing an electronic application for initial licensure. The "UserID" and password shall constitute the legally recognized signature for the purposes of this rule and may not be transferred, distributed, or shared with any other person.

(D) Any application received in accordance with this rule that remains incomplete one year after the initial application filing shall be considered to be abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken with respect to that application.

(1) If the application process extends for a period longer than one year, the board may require updated information as it deems necessary.

(2) No application for licensure may be withdrawn without approval of the board.

(3) Submitted fees shall be neither refundable nor transferable.

Effective: 05/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.42 , 4755.421
Prior Effective Dates: 5/26/78, 9/1/82, 2/1/92, 3/20/98, 5/25/03, 5/1/05, 3/20/08

4755-23-02 Educational requirements.

(A) To be eligible for examination or licensure as a physical therapist, an applicant must complete a program in physical therapy accredited by the commission on accreditation of physical therapy education that includes:

(1) A minimum of one hundred twenty academic semester credits, or the equivalent academic quarter hours, with a specific distribution in humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, and other physical sciences;

(2) Instruction in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and physical therapy theory and procedures; and

(3) Satisfactory completion of all clinical education curriculum requirements.

(B) To be eligible for examination or licensure as a physical therapist assistant an applicant must provide evidence that he/she satisfactorily completed a two-year program for physical therapist assistants accredited by the commission on accreditation of physical therapy education. The educational program shall include all clinical education curriculum requirements and courses in anatomical, biological, and other physical sciences and a distribution of course work as found in an accredited physical therapist assistant program.

(C) In accordance with division (A)(4) of section 4755.45 and division (D) of section 4755.451 of the Revised Code, an applicant holding a license or registration to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in another state or foreign country is eligible for licensure in Ohio if the applicant's education is reasonably equivalent to the educational requirements that were in force for licensure in Ohio on the date of the applicant's initial licensure or registration in the other state or foreign country.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2010 and 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.42 , 4755.421
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/82, 2/1/92, 7/15/95, 3/20/98, 3/20/99, 5/1/05, 3/20/08

4755-23-03 License by examination.

(A) To be licensed by examination as a physical therapist an applicant must pass the following examinations:

(1) The national physical therapy examination (NPTE) for physical therapists administered by the federation of state boards of physical therapy; and

(2) The examination approved by the physical therapy section on the laws and rules governing the practice of physical therapy in the state of Ohio.

(B) To be licensed by examination as a physical therapist assistant an applicant must pass the following examinations:

(1) The NPTE for physical therapist assistants administered by the federation of state boards of physical therapy; and

(2) The examination approved by the physical therapy section on the laws and rules governing the practice of physical therapy in the state of Ohio.

(C) Applicants failing the NPTE may be approved by the physical therapy section to re-take the NPTE following the submission of the application for licensure by examination.

(D) In addition to the other requirements of this rule, a foreign educated applicant shall meet the requirements established in rule 4755-23-12 of the Administrative Code.

(E) An applicant who passes the examinations specified in:

(1) Paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) of this rule shall be issued a license to practice as a physical therapist.

(2) Paragraphs (B)(1) and (B)(2) of this rule shall be issued a license to practice as a physical therapist assistant.

(F) Pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 4755.45 and division (A) of section 4755.451 of the Revised Code, an applicant who passed the NPTE under the approval of another state physical therapy regulatory entity is eligible for a license by examination provided the applicant meets all other requirements contained in sections 4755.40 to 4755.56 of the Revised Code and any rule adopted by the physical therapy section and provided that the applicant was never issued a license to practice in the state that approved the applicant to sit for the NPTE.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2010 and 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.42 , 4755.421 , 4755.43 , 4755.431 , 4755.44 ,
4755.441 Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/82, 2/1/92, 2/1/93, 7/15/95, 3/20/98, 5/25/03, 5/1/06, 3/20/08, 5/1/09

4755-23-04 License by endorsement.

(A) The physical therapy section may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who is currently licensed as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant under the laws of another state, provided the requirements for registration or licensure under the appropriate category in that state, including minimal education and passing score on the national physical therapy examination (NPTE) were reasonably equal to the requirements in force in this state on the date of the applicant's initial licensure in the other state.

(B) In addition to the other requirements of this rule, a foreign educated applicant for licensure by endorsement shall meet the requirements established in rule 4755-23-12 of the Administrative Code.

(C) An applicant who has been out of the practice of physical therapy for a period of five or more years shall retake and pass the NPTE. Out of practice is defined as being actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy for fewer than five hundred hours over the five year period prior to the date the applicant submits the endorsement application.

(D) An applicant who fulfills the requirements listed in paragraphs (A) to (C) of this rule shall be issued a license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

Effective: 05/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/08/2009 and 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.45 , 4755.451
Prior Effective Dates: 5/26/78, 9/1/82, 3/25/85, 2/1/92, 2/1/93, 3/20/98,
5/25/03, 5/1/06, 5/1/07, 3/20/08, 5/1/09

4755-23-05 Certificate of license: display.

(A) Each applicant who is approved for licensure shall receive a certificate of licensure for office display. Additional copies of the certificate shall be made available to approved applicants as prescribed in the rules of the physical therapy section.

(B) Licensees shall display the original license certificate at their principal place of business and shall have available at all locations of service delivery a copy of their current license information from the Ohio e-license center verification page (https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/y

(C) Verification of current licensure can be obtained from the Ohio e-license center verification page (https://license.ohio.gov/lookupy

Replaces: Former 4755-23-05

Effective: 05/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.41 , 4755.44 , 4755.411 , 4755.45 , 4755.451
Prior Effective Dates: 5/26/78, 9/1/82, 5/25/03, 5/1/07

4755-23-06 Biennial renewal of licensure.

(A) Renewal of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license shall be in accordance with section 4755.46 of the Revised Code.

(1) The entire licensure renewal application, including any required forms, compliance with the continuing education requirement specified in rule 4755-23-08 of the Administrative Code, and payment of the renewal fee prescribed by rule 4755-24-04 of Administrative Code, shall be completed to satisfy the requirements of the renewal procedure.

(2) The licensure renewal notice shall be mailed to the address on file with the board.

(B) All individuals licensed as a physical therapist shall renew their license by the thirty-first day of January in each even-numbered year. When a license to practice as a physical therapist is issued by the board on or after October first of an odd-numbered year, that license shall be valid through the thirty-first day of January of the second even-numbered year.

(C) All individuals licensed as a physical therapist assistant shall renew their license by the thirty-first day of January in each odd-numbered year. When a license to practice as a physical therapist assistant is issued by the board on or after October first of an even-numbered year, that license shall be valid through the thirty-first day of January of the second odd-numbered year.

(D) Persons who fail to submit the renewal fee, completed application, any other required information, and/or comply with the continuing education requirement specified in rule 4755-23-08 of the Administrative Code, by the thirty-first day of January of the appropriate year shall have their license automatically expire.

(1) A license holder whose license expires for failure to renew must submit a reinstatement application in accordance with rule 4755-23-10 of the Administrative Code. The physical therapy section shall approve the reinstatement application before the individual may legally practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in Ohio.

(2) A licensee who continues to practice physical therapy or physical therapy assisting with an expired license shall be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to section 4755.47 of the Revised Code.

(E) For the purposes of filing an electronic renewal application via the Ohio e-License system, the board shall supply the applicant with a "UserlD" and password. The use of the "UserlD" and password provided by the board is solely the responsibility of the licensee to whom it is issued and shall be limited to filing an electronic renewal application. The "UserlD" and password shall constitute the legally recognized signature for the purposes of this rule and may not be transferred, distributed, or shared with any other person.

Effective: 05/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/08/2009 and 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.46
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/82, 2/1/92, 7/15/95, 5/1/05, 9/10/07

4755-23-07 Notice of change of name; place of business; address.

(A) A licensee shall notify the physical therapy section of any change of name, place of business or employment or mailing address within thirty days after the change.

(B) Notification may be made by:

(1) Mail;

(2) Fax;

(3) E-mail; or

(4) Electronically by logging into the Ohio e-license system.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2010 and 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.411 , 4755.47
Prior Effective Dates: 5/26/78, 9/1/82, 3/20/08

4755-23-08 Continuing education.

Pursuant to sections 4755.51 and 4755.511 of the Revised Code, no person shall qualify for license renewal as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant unless the individual completed the required continuing education units (CEU's) outlined in paragraph (A) of this rule. A "unit" is one clock hour spent in a continuing education activity meeting the requirements established in section 4755.52 of the Revised Code.

(A) Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants shall participate in continuing education activities that meet the requirements outlined in division (B) of section 4755.52 of the Revised Code.

(1) A physical therapist must complete twenty-four units of continuing education activities within the two year renewal cycle.

(2) A physical therapist assistant must complete twelve units of continuing education activities within the two year renewal cycle.

(B) Accumulated CEU's may not be carried over from one renewal period to another.

(C) Pursuant to sections 4755.52 and 4755.53 of the Revised Code, the physical therapy section may contract with the Ohio physical therapy association (OPTA) to assist the section with the performing of its continuing education duties. The OPTA shall accept, review, approve, or deny proposals for professional workshops, seminars, and/or conferences for continuing education units or for other continuing education activities reported by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who qualify under section 4755.53 of the Revised Code. The OPTA shall perform any other duties agreed upon by the section and the OPTA necessary for the approval, maintenance, and/or reporting of continuing education activities for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

(D) A license shall not be renewed unless the licensee meets the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule. Completed continuing education activities shall have a current Ohio approval number.

(E) The physical therapy section shall conduct an audit of the continuing education records of a number of the licensees to be determined by the section each renewal year. The section will notify licensees who are selected for the audit to determine compliance with the continuing education requirement specified in this rule.

(1) Licensees chosen for the audit shall submit to the board by the date specified by the board copies of all records and documentation of proof of completion of the continuing education activities used to meet the continuing education requirements of this rule.

(2) Failure to provide proof of the required number of continuing education hours for the specified time period will result in the commencement of disciplinary action.

(3) Failure to respond to or acknowledge receipt of an audit notice will result in the commencement of disciplinary action.

(F) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license shall not be renewed unless the licensee certifies that the individual completed the required number of continuing education hours specified in paragraph (A) of this rule.

A licensee who falsifies a renewal application may be disciplined by the physical therapy section for violating section 4755.48 of the Revised Code.

(G) Completion of academic coursework, clinical instruction, mentoring, residencies, fellowships, and tools for continuing education credit.

(1) Passing the following specialty examinations will qualify for twenty-four contact hours of continuing education in the year the examination is taken:

(a) Specialty examinations administered by the American board of physical therapy specialties (ABPTS).

(b) The hand therapy certification commission (HTCC) certification examination.

(2) The successful completion of an American physical therapy association credentialed residency or fellowship program will qualify for twenty-four contact hours of continuing education in the year the residency or fellowship is completed.

(3) The successful completion of a practice review tool of the federation of state boards of physical therapy pertaining to continued competence will qualify for continuing education.

(a) Twelve contact hours of continuing education will be awarded for completion of a practice review tool.

(b) Licensees may use a practice review tool identified in paragraph (G)(3) of this rule no more than every other renewal period.

(4) Coursework completed at a commission on accreditation in physical therapy education accredited entry-level physical therapist education program or a postprofessional transition clinical doctorate program is eligible for continuing education credit.

(5) Serving as a clinical instructor will qualify for one contact hour for each eighty hours of clinical instruction.

(a) To be eligible for continuing education credit in accordance with this paragraph, a physical therapist must be an APTA certified level I or level II clinical instructor and a physical therapist assistant must be an APTA certified level I clinical instructor.

(b) A physical therapist may earn up to twelve contact hours per renewal cycle by serving as a clinical instructor.

(c) A physical therapist assistant may earn up to six contact hours per renewal cycle by serving as a clinical instructor.

(d) Proof of clinical instruction is a certificate from the student's school documenting the number of hours of clinical supervision completed.

(6) Serving as a mentor in an APTA accredited clinical residency or fellowship program will qualify for one contact hour for each three hours of mentorship.

(a) To be eligible for continuing education credit in accordance with this paragraph, a physical therapist must meet one of the following criteria:

(i) Currently certified as an APTA certified level I or level II clinical instructor; or

(ii) Currently hold a specialty certification issued by the American board of physical therapy specialties (ABPTS) or by the hand therapy certification commission (HTCC).

(b) A physical therapist may earn up to twelve contact hours per renewal cycle by serving as a mentor.

(c) Proof of mentorship is a certificate from the director of the clinical residency or fellowship documenting the number of hours of mentorship completed.

(7) Continuing education activities identified in paragraph (G) of this rule do not require an Ohio approval number. Continuing education will be granted in the reporting period in which the academic coursework, clinical instruction, mentoring, tool, residency, or fellowship is completed.

Effective: 05/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.52
Rule Amplifies: 4755.46 , 4755.47 , 4755.51 , 4755.511 , 4755.52
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/91, 2/1/93, 7/15/95, 3/20/98, 9/12/01, 5/1/05, 5/1/06, 5/1/07, 3/20/08, 5/1/09

4755-23-09 Waivers for continuing education.

The physical therapy section of the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy and athletic trainers board may grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements in the case of illness, disability or undue hardship. A request for waiver form, as provided by the physical therapy section, must be completed in full. In the case of illness or disability, a physician's statement is required. All completed forms must be received by the section for consideration no later than the first day of October of the year preceding the renewal date. A waiver may be granted for any period of time not to exceed one renewal cycle. In the event that the illness, disability or hardship continues to the next renewal cycle, then a new waiver request is required.

Should a waiver be granted due to disability or illness, the section may require the individual to provide appropriated documentation from a physician or another qualified and appropriate practitioner to verify the individuals competency and ability to practice physical therapy in the state of Ohio prior to the return to active practice of physical therapy in Ohio.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2010 and 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.52
Rule Amplifies: 4755.51 , 4755.511 , 4755.52
Prior Effective Dates: 5/25/03

4755-23-10 Reinstatement of license.

(A) Reinstatement is mandatory for any person wishing to practice who held a license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the state of Ohio according to section 4755.40 of the Revised Code.

(B) A reinstatement application must be completed and returned to the physical therapy section of the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board for review.

(C) The application must be accompanied by the fee prescribed by rule 4755-24-08 of the Administrative Code.

(D) The applicant must meet the appropriate continuing education requirements.

(1) For reinstatement applications submitted before March first of the year in which the applicant's license expired, the applicant shall complete the number of contact hours of continuing education that were required to renew the expired license. All contact hours used to reinstate the license shall be in accordance with rule 4755-23-08 of the Administrative Code. Contact hours used to meet the requirement of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the reinstated license.

(2) For reinstatement applications submitted on or after March first of the year in which the applicant's license expired, the applicant shall complete the number of contact hours specified in paragraph (A) of rule 4755-23-08 of the Administrative Code within the two year period immediately preceding the date the board receives the application for reinstatement. All contact hours used to reinstate the license shall be in accordance with rule 4755-23-08 of the Administrative Code. Contact hours used to meet the requirement of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the reinstated license.

(E) An applicant who has been out of the practice of physical therapy for a period of five or more years shall retake and pass the national physical therapy examination. Out of practice is defined as being actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy for fewer than five hundred hours over the five year period prior to the date the applicant submits the reinstatement application.

(F) The applicant must take and pass the Ohio laws and rules examination as specified in section 4755.43 of the Revised Code.

(G) The physical therapy section may require persons filing reinstatement applications to appear in person before the section.

(H) Any application received in accordance with this rule that remains incomplete one year after the initial application filing shall be considered to be abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken with respect to that application.

(1) If the application process extends for a period longer than one year, the board may require updated information as it deems necessary.

(2) No application for licensure may be withdrawn without approval of the board.

(3) Submitted fees shall be neither refundable nor transferable.

Effective: 05/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.411 , 4755.46
Prior Effective Dates: 9/21/01, 5/1/04, 5/1/05, 5/1/07, 3/20/08, 5/1/09, 5/1/10

4755-23-11 Verification of licensure.

(A) The physical therapy section shall officially verify to another regulatory entity the status of an individual's license to practice physical therapy in the state of Ohio upon:

(1) Receipt of a written request from a licensee; and

(2) Payment of the verification of license fee specified in rule 4755-24-06 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Official verifications issued by the board shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) The license number and status of the license;

(2) Any disciplinary action taken against the license; and

(3) The initial issue date and expiration date of the license.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2010 and 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.411
Prior Effective Dates: 8/14/00, 5/1/06

4755-23-12 Requirements for foreign educated applicants.

(A) A "foreign-educated applicant" is a person whose education in physical therapy was obtained in a program not accredited by the commission on accreditation of physical therapy education.

(B) All foreign-educated applicants must show an educational background deemed by the physical therapy section to be reasonably equivalent to the requirements established in section 4755.42 of the Revised Code, division (A)(4) of section 4755.45 of the Revised Code, and paragraph (A) of rule 4755-23-02 of the Administrative Code.

(C) All foreign-educated applicants must submit to the section an evaluation of education credentials prepared by a professional education evaluating service approved by the section.

(1) Evaluations of the applicant's foreign education coursework content and required semester credits shall be completed utilizing the appropriate coursework evaluation tool adopted by the federation of state boards of physical therapy. The appropriate coursework evaluation tool means the latest edition coursework evaluation tool that applies to the period when the applicant was initially licensed as a physical therapist in the initial country or state of license.

(2) The following professional education evaluating services are approved by the section to conduct and submit an evaluation of education credentials to the section:

(a) Foreign credentialing commission on physical therapy, inc. (FCCPT).

(b) International consultants of Delaware, inc. (ICD).

(c) International education research foundation, inc. (IERF).

(3) A list of approved professional education evaluating services shall also be available on the board's website (http://otptat.ohio.gov).

(D) To be considered reasonably equivalent to the requirements established in rule 4755-23-02 of the Administrative Code, the applicant's foreign education must contain evidence of the content and distribution of coursework identified in the appropriate coursework evaluation tool identified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule.

(E) The general education requirements established in rule 4755-23-02 of the Administrative Code may be satisfied by credits earned through successful completion of college level examination program (CLEP) or advanced placement (AP) credits.

(F) Evaluations prepared pursuant to paragraph (C) of this rule reflect only the findings and conclusions of the evaluating service and shall not be binding upon the physical therapy section. In accordance with division (B) of section 4755.45 of the Revised Code, if the physical therapy section determines that an applicant's education is not reasonably equivalent to the educational requirements that were in force for license in Ohio on the date of the applicant's initial license or registration in another state or foreign country, the physical therapy section shall send written notice via certified mail stating the reasons why the applicant's education is not reasonably equivalent.

(G) All foreign-educated applicants shall demonstrate a working knowledge of English by obtaining:

(1) Scores of at least:

(a) 4.5 on the test of written English (TWE);

(b) Fifty on the test of spoken English (TSE); and

(c) Two hundred twenty on the computer based test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) or five hundred sixty on the paper based TOEFL; or

(2) Scores on the TOEFL iBT of at least:

(a) Twenty-four on the writing section;

(b) Twenty-six on the speaking section;

(c) Twenty-one on the reading comprehension section;

(d) Eighteen on the listening comprehension section; and

(e) Eighty-nine on the overall examination.

(3) A foreign-educated applicant whose native language is English and who graduated from a physical therapy education program located in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom shall not be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of English.

(H) An applicant who submits either of the following meets the requirements of paragraph (G) of this rule.

(1) A notarized copy of a type I comprehensive credentials evaluation, prepared for the applicant by the foreign credentialing commission on physical therapy (FCCPT); or

(2) A notarized copy of a visascreen certificate, prepared for the applicant by the international commission on healthcare professions (CGFNS/ICHP).

(I) An applicant must meet the requirements established in paragraph (G) of this rule prior to the board making the applicant eligible to sit for the examinations specified in rule 4755-23-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 05/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.42 , 4755.43 , 4755.44 , 4755.44
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/07, 3/20/08, 5/1/10, 5/1/11

4755-23-13 Requirements for teaching physical therapy.

(A) Pursuant to section 4755.482 of the Revised Code, no individual shall teach a physical therapy theory and procedures course in physical therapy education as the faculty of record without obtaining a license to practice physical therapy in Ohio.

(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (A) of this rule, an individual may teach a physical therapy theory and procedures course as the faculty of record without holding an Ohio physical therapy license in the following situations:

(1) A physical therapist who holds a current, valid license to practice physical therapy in another U.S. state or territory may teach physical therapy theory and procedures for up to one year without obtaining a license in Ohio.

(2) A physical therapist who holds a current, valid license or registration to practice physical therapy in another country who is not licensed as a physical therapist in any U.S. state or territory may teach a physical therapy theory and procedures course without holding an Ohio physical therapy license if the following apply:

(a) Either the foreign licensed individual or the physical therapy educational institution apply to the physical therapy section for authorization for the individual to teach for up to one year; and

(b) A designated member(s) of the physical therapy section approves the application.

(C) One year means three hundred sixty-five consecutive days from the first day that the individual teaches in Ohio.

(D) If a non-Ohio licensed physical therapist plans on teaching physical therapy theory and procedures for more than one year, the individual must obtain an Ohio physical therapist license prior to the completion of the one year period.

(E) An individual teaching physical therapy theory and procedures as the faculty of record without a current Ohio license pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule must notify the physical therapy section. The notification shall include:

(1) The individual's name;

(2) The physical therapy education institution where the individual will teach;

(3) The name and number of the course(s) that the individual will teach;

(4) The date that the individual will commence teaching in Ohio; and

(5) The license number for all valid physical therapy licenses held in the United States or any foreign country.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2010 and 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.482
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/09

4755-23-14 Criminal records check.

(A) In addition to the requirements established in rules 4755-23-01 to 4755-23-04 of the Administrative Code, all applicants for initial licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall submit to a criminal records check completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with section 4755.70 of the Revised Code. The results of the criminal records check shall be received by the board prior to the issuance of a license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

(B) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name, address, and any other information required by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for the purpose of completing the criminal records checks. The applicant shall cause the results of the criminal records checks to be forwarded to the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board at "77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108."

(C) In the request, the applicant shall ask the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(D) The physical therapy section will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in compliance with this rule.

(E) A criminal records check will not be required if the applicant has caused the results of a criminal records check to be filed with the board in accordance with the requirements of this rule within six months of the date that the board received the results of the criminal records check. A new criminal records check will be required if the applicant's criminal records check on file with the board is greater than six months old based on the date the board received the report.

Effective: 05/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4776.03
Rule Amplifies: 4755.70
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/08, 5/1/09

4755-23-15 Reinstatement or reconsideration of denied/revoked license.

(A) A person whose license is revoked or denied under the provisions of section 4755.47 of the Revised Code may, after one year from the date of revocation or denial, apply for reinstatement of the license or reconsideration of the denial of the license subject to examination prescribed by the rules of the section.

(B) In evaluating an application for reinstatement of a license or reconsideration of denial of a license, the physical therapy section shall consider the following:

(1) The nature and severity of the acts that resulted in revocation or denial of license;

(2) The time elapsed since the commission of the acts;

(3) Possible additional violations occurring after the revocation or denial;

(4) Compliance with previous orders of the physical therapy section; and

(5) Any evidence of rehabilitation that the applicant may submit to the section.

Effective: 05/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.47

4755-23-16 Temporary license for military spouse.

(A) In accordance with division (C) of section 4743.04 of the Revised Code, an individual whose spouse is on active military duty in this state is eligible for a temporary military spousal license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in Ohio.

(B) An application for a temporary military spousal license shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Proof that the applicant is married to an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States;

(2) Proof that the applicant holds a valid unrestricted license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in another jurisdiction of the United States;

(3) Proof that the applicant's spouse is assigned to a duty station in Ohio and that the applicant is also assigned to a duty station in Ohio pursuant to the spouse's official active duty military orders; and

(4) The application fee of one hundred dollars.

(C) A temporary military spousal license shall expire six months after the date of issuance and is not renewable.

(D) The fee to submit an application in accordance with rule 4755-23-04 of the Administrative Code shall be waived if the full license is issued prior to the expiration date of the temporary military spousal license.

Effective: 05/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4743.04
Rule Amplifies: 4743.04