4757-6-02 Summary suspension.

(A) If the counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board determines that there is clear and convincing evidence that a person who has been granted a license or registration under this chapter has committed an act that subjects the person's license or registration with the board to action under section 4757.36 of the Revised Code and that the person's continued practice presents a danger of immediate and serious harm to the public, the board, or one of its professional standards committees, may suspend the license without a prior hearing.

(B) The board shall issue a written order of suspension by certified mail or in person in accordance with section 119.07 of the Revised Code. The order is not subject to suspension by the court during pendency of any appeal filed under section 119.12 of the Revised Code. If the person subject to the suspension requests an adjudication by the board, the date set for the adjudication shall be within fifteen business days, but not earlier than seven business days, after the request, unless otherwise agreed to by both the board and the person subject to the suspension.

(C) Any summary suspension imposed under this section shall remain in effect, unless reversed on appeal, until a final adjudication order issued by the board pursuant to section 4734.36 and Chapter 119. of the Revised Code becomes effective. The board shall issue its final adjunctive order within sixty days after completion of its adjudication. A failure to issue the order within sixty days shall result in dissolution of the summary suspension order but shall not invalidate any subsequent, final adjudicative order.

Effective: 10/18/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/12/2009 and 09/20/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10
Rule Amplifies: 4757.361
Prior Effective Dates: 4-10-04, 1-1-06