Chapter 4758-17 Active Duty Service Member Spouses
Pursuant to Section 4743.04 of the Revised Code, the board may issue a temporary license or certificate to a person whose spouse is on active military duty in this state.
(A) The spouse of the active duty service member shall provide the board with all of the following:
(1) A letter requesting a temporary license or certificate from the board,
(2) A filing fee for the temporary license or certificate,
(3) Satisfactory evidence of the service member's active duty status in this state and documentation of the projected length of the active duty service,
(4) A copy of the service member and spouse's marriage license,
(5) A copy of the license or certificate authorizing the spouse to provide services in alcohol or other drug prevention or treatment in another jurisdiction,
(6) The licensee or certificate holder's scope of practice in the jurisdiction where they are licensed or certified,
(7) The requirements which were in place in that jurisdiction at the time the license or certificate was issued.
(B) The board shall determine an equivalent level of temporary certificate or license to issue the spouse.
(C) The board shall award a temporary certificate or license with an expiration date not to exceed the date the jurisdictional license or certificate expires.
(D) If the temporary certificate or license expires prior to the completion of the active duty status, the spouse may renew the temporary certificate or license with the board by one of the following methods:
(1) Providing documentation that the jurisdictional license or certificate has been renewed, or
(2) Renewing the temporary certificate or license with the board by providing:
(a) The required number of continuing education hours, and
The board will assess the amount of time the spouse has held the temporary certificate or license and will pro-rate continuing education hours based on that time frame.
(b) The temporary certificate or license renewal fee.
(E) The spouse shall return the temporary certificate or license to the board when the active duty status expires.
Pursuant to section 5903.04 of the Revised Code, the board shall adopt rules which outline a process to prioritize and expedite applications for service members, veterans or their spouses, a process to collect documentation sufficient to demonstrate service and a process to record, track and monitor these applications. This rule utilizes section 5903.01 of the Revised Code for definitions of service member and veteran.
(A) Individuals or spouses of individuals who are veterans or members of the armed forces may have their application expedited by completing a "Military Request Application Addendum" form and returning it to the board with documentation of military service.
Documentation of military service shall include a copy of the DD 214 form or proof of current service.
(B) Applications that are received with a completed "Military Request Application Addendum" form and documentation of military service shall be
(1) Logged into the applicants electronic record with the board and flagged as eligible for military priority processing.
(2) Placed at the top of the next days review schedule for that particular application type.