4779-3-01 Definition of terms.

The following definitions shall apply to the language of Chapter 4779. of the Revised Code:

(A) General definitions

(1) "Board" means the state board of orthotic, prosthetics and pedorthics.

(2) "Temporary license" means a license issued under section 4779.18 of the Revised Code.

(B) Licensing language and educational standards

(1) "Good moral character" as it is used in section 4779.09 and under division (A)(1)(3) in section 4779.18 of the Revised Code, means not having been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude; not having made misstatements or misrepresentation in connection with an application or examination for registration, certification or licensure; and not having willfully violated any of the sections related to conduct required of applicants or licensees and set forth in the statutes or rule.

(2) "License" as it is used under division (A) of section 4779.20 of the Revised Code, means the authority to practice in the noted profession pursuant to an action of the board granting such authority and as represented by the original license wall certificate or an official copy of the license certificate, or the annual renewal card, as issued by the board.

(3) "Licensee" means a person who holds a license issued under Chapter 4779. of the Revised Code.

(4) "Nationally accredited college or university in the U.S." means colleges and universities accredited by an accreditation body recognized by the U.S. department of education, including regional accreditation bodies.

(5) "Provides two semesters or three quarters of instruction" as it is used in divisions (B)(1), (C)(1), and (D)(1) of section 4779.26 of the Revised Code means that the certificate program meets those specific traditional education duration standards or meets the standards as developed and implemented by the national commission on orthotic and prosthetic education (NCOPE) in effect at the time the applicant was completing his or her formal education for entrance to the referenced professions. Such instruction may include blended learning that allows for a combination of online distance learning, classroom learning, and on-site clinical learning that meets the standards established by the commission on accreditation of allied health education professions (CAAHEP).

(6) "Provides two semesters or three quarters of instruction" as it is used in divisions (B)(1), (B)(2), and (B)(3) of section 4779.27 of the Revised Code means that the residency program requires as a prerequisite for admission the educational equivalent of learning required by section 4779.26 of the Revised Code or residency admission standards as developed and implemented by the national commission on orthotic and prosthetic education (NCOPE) that were in effect at the time the applicant was completing his or her formal education for entrance to the referenced professions and that meets or met the standards established by the commission on accreditation of allied health education professions (CAAHEP).

(7) "Residency program" approved by the board, as referenced in section 4779.10 of the Revised Code, section 4779.11 of the Revised Code, and section 4779.12 of the Revised Code means a residency requiring nineteen hundred hours under the direct supervision of a practitioner certified in the same discipline, and which meets the requirements of section 4779.27 of the Revised Code.

(8) "Suspended" as used in section 4779.31 of the Revised Code means a license that has lapsed or been placed on inactive or non-renewed status due to non-payment of renewal fees, as well as a license placed under suspension as the result of an adjudication pursuant to section 4779.28 , 4779.29 , or 4779.30 of the Revised Code, or as the result of an agreement entered into between the board and the license holder in lieu of proceeding to adjudication.

(C) Supervision definitions and requirements

(1) "Physically present" as it is used under division (B) of section 4779.04 of the Revised Code means at the same building, location, or facility as the non-licensed practitioner and patient.

(2) "Under the direct supervision", as it is used under division (B)(5) of section 4779.02 of the Revised Code, means the individual who provides orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic services under the supervision of an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine, must perform the evaluation, measurement, design, fitting, adjusting, servicing, or training in a building, facility, or location where the physician or osteopathic physician is present at the time the service is provided and pursuant to a professional arrangement whereby the physician or osteopathic physician takes full clinical and consumer care responsibility for the orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic services provided.

(3) "Under the supervision" as it is used under division (B) in section 4779.18 of the Revised Code means the temporary license holder who practices under the supervision of an individual who holds a full practitioner license issued under section 4779.09 of the Revised Code may conduct all activities either at a building, location, or facility where the supervising orthotist, prosthetist, or pedorthist is physically present or at a location where the supervising orthotist, prosthetist, or pedorthist is readily available to the individual through some means of telecommunication and is in a location that under normal circumstances is not more than sixty minutes travel time away from the location where the temporary license holder is practicing.

Replaces: prior 4779-3-01

Effective: 11/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: Chapter 4779, various sections
Prior Effective Dates: 08/09/02; 04/09/07; 11/01/2008