(A) In addition to the requirements established in rules 4761-5-04 and 4761-6-01 of the Administrative Code, all applicants for an initial license or limited permit to practice respiratory care in the state of Ohio shall submit to a criminal records check completed by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with section 4761.051 of the Revised Code. The results of the criminal records check shall be received by the board prior to processing of an initial application for license or limited permit.
(B) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name, address, and any other information required by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for the purpose of completing the criminal background check. The applicant shall cause the results of the criminal background check to be forwarded to the "Ohio Respiratory Care Board at 77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215."
(C) In the request, the applicant shall ask the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to obtain a civilian criminal background check and a criminal background check from the federal bureau of investigation.
(D) The Ohio respiratory care board will only accept the results of a criminal background check that is submitted to the board directly by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in compliance with this rule.
(E) A criminal background check will not be required if the applicant has caused a criminal background check results report to be filed with the board in accordance with the requirements of this rule within one year prior to the date of initial application. A new criminal background check will be required if the applicant's criminal background check results report on file with the board is greater than one year old based on the filing date of the results report with the board.