4765-8-19 Reinstatement of revoked certificate to practice.

(A) The board is not obligated to reinstate a certificate to practice that it previously revoked.

(B) The board shall not reinstate a certificate to practice that has been revoked less than one year from the date on which the board order revoking such certificate is journalized with the board.

(C) An applicant whose certificate has been revoked by the board for at least one year but no more than three years must, within this time period, meet the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed application to the division;

(2) Complete a reinstatement examination, as set forth in rule 4765-8-05 of the Administrative Code, and obtain a passing score within three attempts. If an applicant is unable to pass such examination within three attempts, the applicant must complete a new course of instruction and apply for a new certificate to practice under rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(3) Meet all qualifications for a certificate to practice as outlined in rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Previously held a certificate to practice issued under section 4765.30 of the Revised Code for the level of certification sought;

(5) The course of training completed by the applicant is significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements for the level of certification sought. If such training is not significantly similar to the current curriculum, the applicant must complete additional coursework in the areas of deficiency through an institution accredited by the board at the appropriate level.

(D) An applicant whose certificate has been revoked by the board for more than three years but less than six years must, within this time period, meet the requirements listed in paragraph (C) of this rule and successfully complete one of the following refresher training courses at either an accredited site or approved site:

(1) At the first responder level, a first responder refresher course as outlined in rule 4765-12-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) At the EMT-basic level, an EMT-basic refresher course as outlined in paragraph (B) of rule 4765-15-01 of the Administrative Code;

(3) At the EMT-intermediate level, an EMT-intermediate refresher course as outlined in paragraph (D) of rule 4765-16-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) At the EMT-paramedic level, an EMT-paramedic refresher course as outlined in paragraph (C) of rule 4765-17-01 of the Administrative Code;

(5) If an acceptable refresher course, as referenced in this rule, is not available, the board may approve an equivalent course of instruction to be completed by the applicant. The applicant will be required to complete written and practical testing, administered by an institution accredited by the board pursuant to rule 4765-7-02 of the Administrative Code, to provide training at the level of certification sought.

(E) An applicant whose certificate has been revoked by the board for six years or more must complete a new course of instruction and meet all requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) The board shall not reinstate a certificate to practice that has been permanently revoked.

(G) An applicant must meet all requirements for eligibility prior to taking any examination.

(H) An applicant who qualifies for reinstatement is eligible to be reinstated at any level at or below the level previously held by such applicant.

(I) In addition to having an applicant meet the requirements set forth in this rule, the board may also take into consideration other relevant factors, including but not limited to the following, when determining whether to grant a request for reinstatement:

(1) The nature and severity of the acts which resulted in revocation or suspension of the applicant's certificate;

(2) The time elapsed since the revocation or suspension;

(3) Additional convictions or violations of the Revised Code occurring after the revocation or suspension;

(4) Any evidence of rehabilitation, including but not limited to appropriate treatment or counseling, which the applicant may submit to the board;

(5) Evidence of additional education or training, which the applicant may submit to the board;

(6) Compliance with previous board orders, board-approved consent agreements, or court order sentencing;

(7) Employment history, including compliance with any departmental discipline, which the applicant may submit to the board.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/14/2011 and 01/14/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.30
Prior Effective Dates: 2/13/06, 2/1/09