Chapter 4779-2 Board Operations
(A) The board shall hold an annual meeting in September, at which time it shall elect a president and secretary, both of whom shall serve one year.
(B) The president shall preside at all meetings of the board. However, the president may appoint another board member to serve as vice-president to preside in the president's absence.
(C) The secretary has primary responsibility, pursuant to section 4779.33 of the Revised Code, to enforce the laws relating to the practice of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. The president of the board in consultation with the secretary may assign other members to supervise the review of individual enforcement matters in process under the board's jurisdiction. The board director with appropriate consultation may affix the secretary's signature to such formal documents as are necessary to carry out the enforcement duties of the board.
(D) The board shall hold regular meetings as often as necessary to carry out its duties. Meetings shall be held in the Vern Riffe center for government and the arts or in such other places as circumstances may require.
(E) In the event of a vacancy in the office of president or secretary, the board shall fill the office from among the members of the board at a regular or special meeting of the board.
(F) The board director, who shall confer with the board president, is granted authority to employ such support staff as are provided for in budgetary allocations, accept employee resignations with written documentation, and sign regular administrative and payroll documents as "appointing authority" on behalf of the board.
The board may:
(A) Employ an individual who shall hold a title incorporating the term "director" who shall be the chief administrative officer of the board. The exact title of this position shall be in compliance with requirements of the personnel classification system prescribed by the Ohio department of administrative services . The director shall be in the unclassified service of the state, shall be considered exempt from overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and in accordance with the requirements of section 124.18 of the Revised Code , and shall be responsible for the daily activities of the board's office staff. The director shall assist the board in the administration and enforcement of Chapter 4779. of the Revised Code. If the director is a licensee of the board, he/she shall not engage in active practice of orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics while employed in this position.
(B) Authorize the director to employ office staff and contract for services as necessary to carry out its responsibilities under Chapter 4779. of the Revised Code.
(C) Authorize the board director to accept employee resignations with written documentation and sign regular administrative and payroll documents as "appointing authority" on behalf of the board.
(A) The board shall maintain a register of applicants for licenses and permits to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics. It shall include the name, method and date the licenses or permits were issued and any other data the board shall require. If the applicant took the examination, the dates of examination shall be recorded and scores attained documented where possible. A computer database system maintained by the board or for the board's use in compliance with state of Ohio information technology policies and procedures may serve as such a register.
(B) The board shall maintain a policy document, available to the public, explaining the procedures by which complaints are filed with the board, which shall include the complaint procedures, and the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the board.
(C) A change in the name of the licensee, permit holder, or applicant shall not be made on the board's records unless the request meets any documentation standards established as best practices for administration of the eLicense database system maintained for the board by the department of administrative service division of information technology. In the absence of such a protocol, the request shall be accompanied by one of the following:
(1) A notarized personal affidavit.
(2) A certified copy of a court record.
(3) A certified copy of a marriage certificate.
(4) The board may accept a photocopy or digital image of the documents referenced in paragraphs (C) (1), (C) (2) and (C) (3) of this rule.