(A) Renewal applications:
At least one month prior to the license expiration date, the board shall send each licensee or temporary licensee a renewal application by first class mail to the last known address.
(B) License renewal:
On or before January thirty-first in the year following the issuance of the original license, and on or before the unique license expiration date for the holder of a temporary license who has not completed the requirements to be issued a full license and who has not already renewed the temporary license previously, each person holding a license to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics shall apply for renewal in accordance with section 4779.20 of the Revised Code.
(1) Renewal applicants will be assessed a renewal penalty equal to one-half of the renewal fee for any renewal application postmarked after the license expiration date.
(C) Each licensee or temporary license holder who complies with the renewal requirements shall receive a new identification card or renewal sticker with a new expiration date.
(D) A licensee who fails to renew in accordance with the schedule established under paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall have the license placed on lapsed status by the board. The board shall send a notice of lapsed license status and the requirements for reinstatement by certified mail to all affected licensees with business or residential addresses in Ohio within twenty days after the license expiration date. A licensee who informs the board of an intent not to renew before the renewal expiration date shall have the license placed on non-renewal status.
(E) A licensee who continues to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics in Ohio for more than thirty days with a lapsed license shall be subject to action under section 4779.99 of the Revised Code.
(F) A lapsed license may be reinstated to active status by completing the following:
(1) A complete license reinstatement application;
(2) If the license is lapsed more than two years;
(b) Proof of current licensure in another state whose standards for licensure are at least equal to those in effect in the state of Ohio at the time of reinstatement application;
(3) Payment of the appropriate renewal fees and late fees in accordance with rule 4779-12-01 of the Administrative Code.
(G) A license issued in accordance with paragraph (F) of this rule will expire on the thirty-first of January following the issuance of the license.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2010 and 10/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: 4779.15 , 4779.20 , 4779.23 , 4779.24 , 4779.99
Prior Effective Dates: 8/9/2002; 11/01/2008