4779-9-03 OPPCE accrual deficiency and remediation.

In the case of a licensee who determines that the licensee cannot truthfully attest to having completed the OPPCE accrual as required by section 4779.20 of the Revised Code at the time the licensee is completing an annual license renewal application, or in the case of a licensee who for the first time has failed to document appropriate OPPCE accrual for a renewal period in which the licensee has mistakenly certified appropriate OPPCE accrual, such licensee may correct the non-compliance through the following protocol:

(A) Notify the board office of the problem in writing by mail, email or fax.

(B) If the OPPCE deficiency is recognized prior to the license expiration date, the licensee may make up the deficiency by the license expiration date. In such a case, the licensee shall certify to the board the number of OPPCE units accrued during the appropriate three-year period, and the amount accrued during the month of January in the renewal year. In such a case, the OPPCE units accrued during January of the renewal year shall not be allowed to count toward the OPPCE accrual required for the accrual period that began on the first of January of that month.

(C) If the OPPCE deficiency is recognized or discovered when the option allowed by paragraph (B) of this rule is not available, or is discovered pursuant to an OPPCE audit, and is the first such occurrence of such a deficiency in that individual's license history, the following protocol may be employed:

(1) Sign off on an OPPCE remediation agreement worksheet form as provided by the board office;

(2) In the case of a licensed orthotist or licensed prosthetist, the licensee will make up the deficiency and accrue an additional fifteen OPPCE units as an augmented requirement by a date certain no later than six months from the date of the discovery of the deficiency, and pay the OPPCE late certification fee as provided for in rule 4779-12-01 of the Administrative Code.

(3) In the case of a licensed pedorthist, the licensee will make up the deficiency and accrue an additional eleven OPPCE units as an augmented requirement by a date certain no later than six months from the date of the discovery of the deficiency, and pay the OPPCE late certification fee as provided for in rule 4779-12-01 of the Administrative Code.

(4) In the case of a licensed prosthetist-orthotist, or an individual who holds licenses in both orthotics and prosthetics, the licensee will make up the deficiency and accrue an additional twenty OPPCE units as an augmented requirement by a date certain no later than six months from the date of the discovery of the deficiency, and pay the OPPCE late certification fee as provided for in rule 4779-12-01 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/27/2012 and 10/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: 4779.20
Prior Effective Dates: 11/01/08