Lawriter - OAC - 4901:1-6-17 Truth in billing requirements.

4901:1-6-17 Truth in billing requirements.

[Comment: For dates of references to a section of either the United States Code or a regulation in the code of federal regulations see rule 4901:1-6-02 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) Every telephone company shall comply with the federal communications commission's truth in billing requirements in 47 C.F.R. 64.2401 and shall, in conformance with those requirements, accurately identify on every bill all services rendered, the providers of those services, and all billed charges, fees, and taxes so that they are clear and not misleading.

(B) Every customer's bill shall include a statement that customers with bill questions or complaints should contact the telephone company first, as well as the following text:

"If your complaint is not resolved after you have called (name of the utility), or for general utility information, residential and business customers may contact the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for assistance at 1-800-686-7826 (toll free) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, or at www.puco.ohio.gov. Hearing or speech impaired customers may contact the PUCO via 7-1-1 (Ohio Relay Service)."

For residential bills the text shall also include:

"The Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) represents residential utility customers in matters before the PUCO. The OCC can be contacted at 1-877-742-5622 (toll free) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, or at www.pickocc.org."

Effective: 5/24/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 3/2/2018 and 05/14/2023
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4927.03, 4901.13
Rule Amplifies: 4927.04, 4911.02
Prior Effective Dates: 4/8/03, 9/18/07, 1/20/11, 2/16/12