3710.13 Hearing.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code or this section, before the department of health takes any action under section 3710.12 of the Revised Code, it shall give the licensee or certificate holder against whom action is contemplated an opportunity for a hearing.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the department shall give notice and hold the hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(B) The department, without notice or hearing and in accordance with rules adopted by the director of health , may issue an order requiring any action necessary to meet a public health emergency involving asbestos. Any person to whom an order is directed shall immediately comply with the order. Upon application to the director of health, the person shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible, but no more than twenty days after receipt of the application by the director.

(C) If the director determines, pursuant to division (B) of this section, that a public health emergency exists, the director may order, without a hearing, the denial, suspension, or revocation of any license or certificate issued under this chapter of the parties involved, provided that an opportunity for a hearing is provided to the affected party as soon as reasonably possible.

(D) All proceedings under this chapter are subject to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, except that:

(1) Upon the request of a licensee or certificate holder, the location of an adjudicatory hearing is the county seat of the county in which the licensee or certificate holder conducts business.

(2) The director shall notify, by certified mail or personal delivery, a licensee or certificate holder that the licensee or certificate holder is entitled to a hearing if the licensee or certificate holder requests it, in writing, within ten days of the time that the licensee or certificate holder receives the notice. If the licensee or certificate holder requests such a hearing, the director shall set the hearing date no later than ten days after the director receives the request.

(3) The director shall not apply for or receive a postponement or continuation of an adjudication hearing. If a licensee or certificate holder requests a postponement or continuation of an adjudication hearing, the director only shall grant the request if the licensee or certificate holder demonstrates extreme hardship in complying with the hearing date. If the director grants a postponement or continuation on the grounds of extreme hardship, the director shall include in the record of the case, the nature and cause of the extreme hardship.

(4) In lieu of an adjudicatory hearing required by this chapter, a licensee or certificate holder, by no later than the date set for a hearing pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section, may by written request to the director, request that the matter be resolved by the licensee or certificate holder submitting documents, papers, and other written evidence to the director to support the licensee's or certificate holder's claim.

(5) If the director appoints a referee or an examiner to conduct a hearing, all of the following apply:

(a) The examiner or referee shall serve, by certified mail and within three business days of the conclusion of the hearing, a copy of the written adjudication report and the referee's or examiner's recommendations, on the director and the affected licensee or certificate holder or the licensee's or certificate holder's attorney or other representative of record.

(b) The licensee or certificate holder, within three business days of receipt of the report under division (D)(5)(a) of this section, may file with the director written objections to the report and recommendations.

(c) The director shall consider any objections received under division (D)(5)(b) of this section prior to approving, modifying, or disapproving the report and recommendations. Within six business days of receiving the report under division (D)(5)(a) of this section, the director shall serve the director's order, by certified mail, on the affected licensee or certificate holder or the licensee's or certificate holder's attorney or other representative of record.

(6) If the director conducts an adjudicatory hearing under this chapter, the director shall serve the director's decision, by certified mail and within three business days of the conclusion of the hearing, on the affected licensee or certificate holder or the licensee's or certificate holder's attorney or other representative of record.

(7) If no hearing is held, the director shall issue an order, by certified mail and within three business days of the last date possible for a hearing, based upon the record available to the director, to the affected licensee or certificate holder or the licensee's or certificate holder's attorney or other representative of record.

(8) A licensee or certificate holder shall file a notice of appeal to an adverse adjudication decision within fifteen days after receipt of the director's order.

Cite as R.C. § 3710.13

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 10-08-1992