(A) Eligibility for licensure.
In accordance with Chapter 5903. of the Revised Code, the board has determined that there are no military programs of training, military specialties and lengths of service that are substantially equivalent to or which exceed the educational and supervised training requirements for licensure as a dietitian.
(B) Definitions related to military service and veteran status.
(1) "Military," in accordance with division (A) of section 5903.03 of the Revised Code, means the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard or the national guard of any other state.
(2) "Member" means any person who is serving in the military,
(3) "Veteran" means any person who has completed service in the military, and who has been discharged under honorable conditions or who has been transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.
(C) License renewal and continuing education.
(2) In accordance with section 5903.10 of the Revised Code, a licensee whose license expired due to the licensee's service in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard or the national guard of any other state, shall be eligible for renewal of the expired license in accordance with section 4759.06 of the Revised Code, if the following conditions are met:
The licensee presents the board with satisfactory evidence that, not more than twelve months prior to the date the evidence is submitted to the board, the licensee was honorable discharged or separated under honorable conditions.
(D) Prorated initial license fee.
In accordance with paragraph (D) of rule 4759.08 of the Revised Code the board shall waive the prorated initial license fee for military service members.
(E) Prioritizing veterans and military members licensure applications.
Applications completed in accordance with section 4759.06 of the Revised Code will be processed within one to two business days.