Chapter 4755-3 Licensing, Examination, Education, and Training

4755-3-01 Applications for initial licensure.

(A) All applications for initial licensure shall be submitted to the occupational therapy section on the forms provided by the section. All applications, 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 paragraph (A) of rule 4755-5-01 of the Administrative Code; and

(4) Accompanied by such evidence, statements, or documents as specified on the form.

(C) An applicant for initial licensure by examination shall:

(1) Have completed an occupational therapy program accredited by the accreditation council for occupational therapy education (ACOTE) of the American occupational therapy association (AOTA) or submit evidence satisfactory to the section that the applicant completed an educational program substantially equivalent to the requirements established in rule 4755-3-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Have passed the certification examination administered by the national board for certification in occupational therapy, inc. (NBCOT); and

(3) Not be licensed or ever been licensed in any state or territory of the United States as an:

(a) Occupational therapist to apply for initial licensure by examination as an occupational therapist; or

(b) Occupational therapy assistant to apply for initial licensure by examination as an occupational therapy assistant.

(D) In addition to the requirements contained in paragraph (C) of this rule, applicants for an initial license by examination who graduated from their entry-level occupational therapy program five or more years prior to the date they apply to the section for licensure by examination may be subject to additional requirements including, but not limited to:

(1) Submission of proof of completion of twenty hours of continuing education within the two year period immediately preceding the date the application is submitted;

(2) Competency-based performance appraisals;

(3) Mentorship;

(4) Professional development plan;

(5) Extended coursework; and

(6) Retaking and passing the NBCOT certification examination.

(E) An applicant for initial licensure by endorsement shall:

(1) Meet the requirements established in paragraphs (C)(1) and (C)(2) of this rule; and

(2) Hold a current, valid license to practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in another state or United States territory or possess current, valid certification from NBCOT.

(F) In addition to the requirements contained in paragraph (E) of this rule, applicants for an initial license by endorsement who have not engaged in the practice of occupational therapy for more than five years prior to the date they apply to the section for licensure by endorsement may be subject to additional requirements including, but not limited to:

(1) Submission of proof of completion of twenty hours of continuing education within the two year period immediately preceding the date the application is submitted;

(2) Professional development plan;

(3) Extended coursework;

(4) Retaking and passing the NBCOT certification examination;

(5) Mentorship; and

(6) Competency-based performance appraisals.

(G) In addition to the other requirements of this rule, a foreign educated applicant shall:

(1) Complete an education credentials review from an entity approved by the section to be used by the section to determine if the applicant's foreign education was substantially equivalent to an accredited occupational therapy program in the United States, Puerto Rico, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Individuals whose initial certification by NBCOT is on or after January 1, 2004 are not required to meet this provision;

(2) Demonstrate that the individual met the requirements to practice occupational therapy in the country of education and evidence of eligible licensure and/or certification credentialing in that country; and

(3) Demonstrate a working knowledge of English by obtaining:

(a) Scores of at least:

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

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

(iii) 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

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

(i) Twenty-four on the writing section;

(ii) Twenty -six on the speaking section;

(iii) Twenty-one on the reading section;

(iv) Eighteen on the listening comprehension section; and

(v) Eighty-nine on the overall examination.

(H) 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.

(I) 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: 05/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/06/2011 and 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.07 , 4755.08
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 1/12/96, 3/20/98, 5/1/04, 5/1/05, 5/1/07, 5/1/08, 5/1/11

4755-3-02 Certificate of license; display; copies.

(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 for a fee as prescribed by rule 4755-5-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant shall display the original license certificate at their prinicpal place of business and shall have available at all locations of service delivery a copy of his/her current license information from the Ohio e-license center verification page (https://license.ohio.gov/lookupy

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

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.08
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 5/1/10

4755-3-03 Educational requirements.

(A) The education requirements described in divisions (B) and (C) of section 4755.07 of the Revised Code, shall be satisfied by completion of an entry-level education program accredited by the accreditation council for occupational therapy education (ACOTE) of the American occupational therapy association. Occupational therapy programs which have not been accredited by (ACOTE) will be accepted provided program equivalency has been established by a recognized educational credentialing body approved by the section.

(B) In accordance with the provision of the second paragraph of section 4755.09 of the Revised Code, the section may waive the educational requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule on the basis of job experience if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant has passed the NBCOT certification examination.

(2) The applicant for licensure engaged in the active practice of occupational therapy as a licensed occupational therapist in another state, or if the experience occurred in a state not requiring licensure, as an occupational therapist certified by NBCOT, for a period of no less than five years immediately proceeding the date the application is submitted.

(3) The applicant's licensure and/or certification are active and without restriction.

(4) The applicant is foreign educated and meets the requirements of paragraph (E) of rule 4755-3-01 of the Administrative Code in addition to all other applicable paragraphs of rule 4755-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.07 , 4755.09
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 3/20/98, 5/1/08

4755-3-04 Examination requirements.

(A) An applicant shall have satisfied the examination requirements of the occupational therapy section if he/she passed the certification examination of the national board for certification in occupational therapy for occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

(B) Examination may be waived for any person who was certified as an occupational therapy assistant by the "American Occupational Therapy Association" prior to August 27, 1976.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.07
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 3/20/98

4755-3-05 Escrow of license; restoration.

(A) A person licensed as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant may, at the time of biennial renewal, apply for escrow of his/her license.

(1) The application for escrow shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed by rule 4755-5-03 of the Administrative Code and by a signed statement that the licensee will not engage in the active practice of occupational therapy, as defined by division (A) of section 4755.04 of the Revised Code, while the license is in escrow.

(2) An individual whose license is in escrow may renew a license in escrow for no more than two consecutive renewal periods after putting a license in escrow. At the time of the third consecutive renewal period, the individual shall either restore the license in accordance with the provisions of this rule or let the license expire. If the license expires, the indivdiual shall submit a reinstatement application in accordance with rule 4755-3-12 of the Administrative Code to return to active practice in the state of Ohio.

(B) A person whose license is in escrow may request a return to active status at any time by submitting a restoration application to the section. 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 4755-5-09 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Accompanied by such evidence, statements, or documents as specified on the form; and

(5) Contain proof that the applicant completed at least twenty contact hours of continuing education in accordance with rule 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code within the two year period immediately preceding the application for restoration. Contact hours used to meet the requirements of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the restored license.

(a) At least one contact hour shall be in ethics education pursuant to paragraph (A)(5) of rule 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code.

(b) For restored licenses valid for less than twelve months, a licensee shall complete at least ten contact hours of continuing education prior to the expiration of the restored license. The category limits contained in paragraph (B) of rule 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code do not apply if the restored license was valid for twelve months or less.

(c) For restored licenses valid for twelve months or more, a licensee shall complete at least twenty contact hours of continuing education prior to the expiration of the restored license.

(C) All persons seeking restoration of a license in escrow shall pass the Ohio occupational therapy jurisprudence examination.

(D) In addition to the requirements contained in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule, applicants for restoration of an escrowed license who have not engaged in the practice of occupational therapy for more than five years prior to the date the individual applies to the section for escrow restoration may be subject to additional requirements outlined by the occupational therapy section. The section may consider, but is not limited to, the following additional requirements:

(1) Additional continuing education;

(2) Competency-based performance appraisals;

(3) Mentorship;

(4) Professional development plan;

(5) Extended coursework; and

(6) Retaking and passing the NBCOT certification examination.

(E) 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 license restoration. 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.

(F) 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.

(G) If an escrowed license is restored between January first and March thirty-first of the year the escrowed license expires, the restored license will expire on June thirtieth of that year.

(H) If an escrowed license is restored between April first and April thirtieth of the year the escrowed license expires, the restored license will expire on June thirtieth of the following expiration year.

(I) If a completed restoration application is not received by April thirtieth of the expiration year, the escrow licensee shall renew in escrow status and submit a restoration application, which will not be reviewed prior to July first. Failure to renew in escrow status will lead to the expiration of the license on June thirtieth and the licensee would be subject to the reinstatement requirements contained in rule 4755-3-12 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 07/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/06/2011 and 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.07 , 4755.08
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 1/12/96, 3/20/98, 5/1/04, 5/1/05, 5/1/07, 5/1/08, 5/1/09, 5/1/11

4755-3-06 Denial, suspension or revocation of license.

(A) Denial of an application for licensure or any proposed action against a license shall be in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(1) Pursuant to section 119.07 of the Revised Code, a request for an administrative hearing on the proposed action shall be received by the occupational therapy section within thirty days of the mailing of the notice of opportunity for a hearing.

(2) If a request for an administrative hearing is not received by the occupational therapy section within thirty days of the mailing of the notice of opportunity for a hearing, the section, upon consideration of the charges cited, may take appropriate action in the absence of the applicant or licensee.

(3) Pursuant to section 4755.031 of the Revised Code, a person sanctioned under section 4755.11 of the Revised Code shall pay a fee in the amount of the actual cost of the administrative hearing, including the cost of the court reporter, the hearing officer, transcripts, and any witness fees for lodging and travel.

(B) The occupational therapy section may deny, suspend, or revoke the license of an individual or reprimand, fine, or place a licensee on probation for violation of any provision of Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code or any lawful order or rule of the section.

(C) If the physical or mental condition of a licensee is at issue in a disciplinary proceeding, the occupational therapy section may order the licensee to submit to reasonable examinations by a health care practitioner designated or approved by the section.

(D) In the event the license of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is suspended or revoked by the occupational therapy section pursuant to violation of any provision of sections 4755.04 to 4755.13 of the Revised Code or violation of any lawful order or rule of the occupational therapy section, the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant shall, upon receipt of the final order of the occupational therapy section, immediately surrender to the board office all evidence of his/her license, including his/her wall certificate.

This rule shall apply in the case of consent agreements, which may result in the voluntary surrender of a license by an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

(E) In accordance with division (D) of section 4755.11 of the Revised Code, if the occupational therapy section determines that a licensee poses an immediate threat to the public, the section shall immediately suspend the license of the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant prior to holding a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. If the licensee fails to make a timely request for an adjudication under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the section shall enter a final order permanently revoking the individual's license.

(F) The hearings and investigations related to sections 4755.04 to 4755.13 of the Revised Code shall be considered civil actions for the purposes of section 3123.43 of the Revised Code. Notwithstanding section 121.22 of the Revised Code, proceedings of the occupational therapy section relative to the investigation of a complaint or the determination whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that a violation of Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code allegedly occurred are confidential and are not subject to discovery in any civil action.

(G) If requested by the occupational therapy section, the prosecuting attorney of a county, the village solicitor, or the city director of law of a municipal corporation, whenever a violation of Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code allegedly occurs, shall take charge of and conduct the prosecution.

(H) In addition to any other remedy provided in Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code, the occupational therapy section may request the attorney general or an appropriate prosecuting attorney to apply to an appropriate court for an order enjoining the violation of Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code. On a showing that a person has violated or is about to violate Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code, the court shall grant an injunction, restraining order, or other order as appropriate. The injunction proceedings are in addition to all penalties and other remedies provided in Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code.

Effective: 05/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/06/2011 and 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.11
Prior Effective Dates: 1/12/96, 7/8/02, 4/25/03, 5/1/05, 5/1/08, 5/1/11

4755-3-07 Reinstatement or reconsideration of denial of license.

(A) A person whose license is revoked or denied under the provisions of section 4755.11 of the Revised Code, may, after one year from the date of revocation or denial, apply for reinstatement of license or reconsideration of denial of license subject to examination prescribed by the rules of the section.

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

(1) The nature and severity of the acts which 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 occupational therapy section; and,

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

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.10 , 4755.11
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/1/08

4755-3-08 Notice of change of address.

(A) A licensee or limited permit holder shall notify the occupational 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.

Replaces: Former 4755-3-08

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.06
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 4/25/03, 5/1/08

4755-3-09 Active practice defined.

(A) In accordance with section 4755.05 of the Revised Code, only individuals licensed by the occupational therapy section of the board shall practice or offer to practice occupational therapy.

(B) The practice of occupational therapy, as used in Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code, means engaging in occupational therapy, as defined in division (A) of section 4755.04 of the Revised Code, including providing consultative services, case management, and education of patients, clients, or other individuals to promote self-management, home management, and community and work reintegration.

Replaces: Former 4755-3-09

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.04
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 5/1/08

4755-3-10 Biennial renewal of licensure.

(A) Renewal of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant license shall be in accordance with section 4755.10 of the Revised Code.

(1) The entire licensure renewal application, including any required forms, compliance with the continuing education requirement specified in rule 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code, and payment of the renewal fee prescribed by rule 4755-5-05 of the 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 an occupational therapist shall renew their license by the thirtieth day of June in each odd-numbered year. When a license to practice as an occupational therapist is issued by the board on or after April first of an odd-numbered year, that license shall be valid through the thirtieth day of June of the next odd-numbered year.

(C) All individuals licensed as an occupational therapy assistant shall renew their license by the thirtieth day of June in each even-numbered year. When a license to practice as an occupational therapy assistant is issued by the board on or after April first of an even-numbered year, that license shall be valid through the thirtieth day of June of the next even-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 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code by the thirtieth day of June 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 4755-3-12 of the Administrative Code. The occupational therapy section shall approve the reinstatement application before the individual may legally practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in Ohio.

(2) A licensee who continues to practice occupational therapy with an expired license shall be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to section 4755.11 of the Revised Code.

(3) An additional processing fee may be assessed to persons who have not complied with the renewal requirements by the thirty-first day of May of the renewal year.

(E) For the purposes of filing an electronic renewal 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 licensee to whom it is issued and shall be limited to filing an electronic renewal application. 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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.10
Prior Effective Dates: 4/25/03, 5/1/05, 9/10/07, 5/1/08, 5/1/11

4755-3-11 [Rescinded]Application for limited permit.

Effective: 05/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/09/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.07 , 4755.08
Prior Effective Dates: 4/29/03, 5/1/05, 5/1/08

4755-3-12 Application for reinstatement.

(A) Pursuant to rule 4755-3-10 of the Administrative Code, the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant license of an individual who fails to comply with the renewal requirements shall automatically expire on the thirtieth day of June of the appropriate year.

(B) All applicants for reinstatement shall submit a completed application on the forms specified by the section. All applications shall:

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

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

(3) Contain the fee prescribed by rule 4755-5-08 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Be accompanied by such evidence, statements, or documents as specified on the forms; and

(5) Contain proof that the applicant met the appropriate continuing education requirement:

(a) For reinstatement applications submitted on or after August first of the year in which the applicant's license expired, the applicant shall complete twenty contact hours of continuing education in accordance with rule 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code within the two year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement. Contact hours used to meet the requirements of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the reinstated license; or

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (D)(1)(a) of this rule, for reinstatement applications submitted before August 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 earned in accordance with rule 4755-9-01 of the Administrative Code. Contact hours used to meet the requirements of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the reinstated license.

(C) All applications, statements, and other documents so submitted shall be retained by the section.

(D) Reinstatement is required for any occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant whose Ohio occupational therapy/occupational therapy assistant license has expired. The provisions for reinstatement/return to practice are as follows:

(1) Applicants out of practice for zero to five years shall:

(a) Provide proof of completion of twenty hours of continuing education within the two year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement; and

(b) Pass the Ohio occupational therapy jurisprudence examination.

(2) Applicants out of practice more than five years:

(a) Shall provide proof of completion of twenty hours of continuing education within the two year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement.

(b) Shall pass the Ohio occupational therapy jurisprudence examination.

(c) May be subject to additional requirements outlined by the occupational therapy section.

The occupational therapy section may consider, but is not limited to, the following additional requirements:

(i) Additional continuing education;

(ii) Competency-based performance appraisals;

(iii) Mentorship;

(iv) Professional development plan;

(v) Extended coursework; and

(vi) Retaking and passing the NBCOT certification examination.

(E) 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 reinstatement application. 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.

(F) 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: 05/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/06/2011 and 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.06 , 4755.10
Prior Effective Dates: 10/17/77, 8/23/82, 5/15/91, 1/12/96, 3/20/98, 4/25/03, 5/1/04, 5/1/05, 5/1/08, 5/1/11

4755-3-13 Verification of licensure.

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

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

(2) Payment of the verification of license charge specified in rule 4755-5-07 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Official verification 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.

Replaces: Part of 4755-5-07

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06
Rule Amplifies: 4755.08
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/91, 3/20/98, 5/1/07

4755-3-14 Criminal records check.

(A) In addition to the requirements established in rule 4755-3-01 of the Administrative Code, all applicants for initial licensure as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant shall submit to a criminal records check completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with section 4755.06 and 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 an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

(B) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name, and 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 occupational 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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/29/2012 and 03/29/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.06 , 4776.03
Rule Amplifies: 4755.70
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/08, 5/1/09