(A) Respondents may be self represented or may be represented by an attorney admitted to the practice of law in Ohio.
(B) When respondent is represented by an attorney, the attorney shall file a written notice of appearance with the board. The attorney who has filed a notice of appearance with the board shall be considered by the board as the representative of record unless and until a written notice of withdrawal is filed with the board.
(C) Respondent or respondent's representative of record may present respondent's position, arguments, or contentions in writing rather than appearing in person at any hearing, provided the board has not subpoenaed respondent to appear at the hearing, and provided respondent has timely requested a hearing.
(D) Respondent is not required to appear in person at any hearing provided the board has not subpoenaed the respondent to appear at the hearing.