Chapter 4779-1 Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Board Organization

4779-1-01 Public hearings on adoption, amendment, or rescission of rules: methods of public notice.

(A) Whenever the state board of orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics takes an action to propose the adoption, amendment or rescission of any rule, it shall provide at least thirty days' notice to the public prior to the date set for the formal public hearing required by section 119.03 of the Revised Code. The notice shall include the following information:

(1) Whether the board intends to adopt, amend, or rescind the rule;

(2) A brief statement regarding the general content of the rule language and, where appropriate, noting if significant changes are proposed;

(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule; and

(4) The date, time, and place of the public hearing regarding the proposed action

(B) Notice to the public shall be made by

(1) Publication in the Register of Ohio, in accordance with the rules governing the Register;

(2) Publication on the state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics' website;

(3) Notification by email to licensees of the board, applicants for licensure, and any stakeholders or interested parties who have notified the board of their interest in being informed of proposed changes to its regulatory language and/or parties who have subscribed to any listserve offered by the board;

(4) Maintaining one or more paper copies of the notice and the full text of the rules proposals in the board office.

(5) Upon request, the board shall also promptly send a copy of any notice provided for in paragraph (A) of this rule by regular mail or electronic mail to any person not appearing on its mailing list. The board may assess a reasonable fee, not to exceed the cost of copying and mailing, for notices sent to persons in accordance with this rule.

(C) Prior to the effective date of a rule, amendment, or rescission, the board shall make a reasonable effort to inform those affected by the rule, amendment, or rescission. The method of notification may include posting the full text of the rule as adopted or amended on the board's web site, publishing the rules in any newsletter published by the board, and/or sending by regular mail or electronic mail a notice of the action to all persons whose name appears on the mailing list maintained by the board pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule, or to any person or such person's attorney who provided evidence, oral testimony, and/or a written statement which were made part of the record of the public hearing held pursuant to section 119.03 of the Revised Code. The board may assess a reasonable fee, not to exceed the cost of copying and mailing, for notices sent by regular U.S. mail to persons in accordance with this rule.

Replaces: 4779-1-01

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/27/2012 and 10/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: 119.03 , 4779.08
Prior Effective Dates: 6/29/01 (Emer.), 09/23/02, 11/01/08

4779-1-02 Notice of board meetings.

(A) Any person, organization, or representative of news media may ascertain the time and place of all regularly scheduled meetings of the board, and the time, place, and purpose of all special meetings of the board by any one of the following methods:

(1) Calling the board office during normal business hours (no collect calls will be accepted under any circumstance);

(2) Contacting the board with a written request for such notification and with a supply of six stamped self-addressed business size envelopes;

(3) Accessing the information posted on the board's website at http://opp.ohio.gov.

(B) The board shall maintain a list of all persons, organizations, and representatives of news media who have requested, in writing, notice of all meetings of the board. The board shall, no later than five days prior to each regular meeting, send by regular mail or electronic mail an agenda of the meeting to those persons. The board may assess a reasonable fee, not to exceed copying and mailing, for notices sent to persons in accordance with this rule.

(C) Notice of special meetings shall be as follows:

(1) If the special meeting is not of an emergency nature, the board shall notify all media representative on the list mandated in paragraph (B) of this rule by doing at least one of the following:

(a) Sending written notice, which must be sent by regular mail or electronic mail, no later than four calendar days prior to the day of the special meeting;

(b) Notifying representatives by telephone no later than twenty-four hours prior to the special meeting. Telephone notice shall be complete if a message has been left for the representative, or if, after reasonable effort, the board has been unable to provide telephone notice;

(2) In the event the special meeting is of an emergency nature, the board shall notify all media representatives on the list of the meeting by providing either the notice described in this rule or notifying the clerk of the State House press room. The notice shall be given as soon as possible, but need not be given twenty-four hours prior to the meeting.

(3) In giving the notice of special meetings as required by this rule, the board may rely on assistance provided by any member or employee of the board.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/27/2012 and 10/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 119.03 ; 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: 119.03 ;Chapter 4779
Prior Effective Dates: 08/09/02; 04/09/07, 11/01/08