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