3319.2210 Licenses for substitute teachers.

(A) The state board of education, upon submission of the documentation specified in division (C) of this section, shall issue a license to any of the following persons to be employed to work in a substitute capacity by a school district or school:

(1) A speech-language pathologist who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4753. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute speech-language pathologist;

(2) An audiologist who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4753. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute audiologist;

(3) A registered nurse who holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute nurse;

(4) A physical therapist who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute physical therapist;

(5) An occupational therapist who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute occupational therapist;

(6) A physical therapy assistant who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute physical therapy assistant;

(7) An occupational therapy assistant who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute occupational therapy assistant;

(8) A social worker who holds a currently valid license issued under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code and wishes to be employed as a substitute social worker.

(B) A license may be issued upon the request and recommendation of the superintendent of a school district, the superintendent of an educational service center, the governing authority of a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, the governing body of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code, or the governing body of a chartered nonpublic school. The term of the license shall be in accordance with section 3319.226 of the Revised Code.

(C) A person who wishes to be employed to work in a substitute capacity under this section shall submit both of the following to the state board:

(1) A copy of the currently valid occupational license the person holds;

(2) All materials required to complete a criminal records check in accordance with section 3319.291 of the Revised Code, including, if necessary, all materials required to enroll the person in the retained applicant fingerprint database pursuant to division (G) of that section.

(D) The state board shall not adopt a rule establishing any additional qualifications for a license issued under this section.

(E) A person that is employed to work in a substitute capacity by a school district or school under this section shall not be employed by a district or school in a non-substitute capacity without satisfying any licensure or permit requirements established in rules adopted by the state board that are applicable to the person's prospective position of employment.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 491, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.