(A) Each person who is licensed to practice as a dental hygienist in Ohio shall, on or before the first day of January of each even-numbered year, register with the state dental board, unless the person is temporarily retired pursuant to section 4715.241 of the Revised Code. The registration shall be made on a form prescribed by the board and furnished by the secretary, shall include the licensee's name, address, license number, and such other reasonable information as the board may consider necessary, and shall include payment of a biennial registration fee of one hundred fifteen dollars. This fee shall be paid to the treasurer of state. All such registrations shall be in effect for the two-year period beginning on the first day of January of each even-numbered year and ending on the last day of December of the following odd-numbered year, and shall be renewed in accordance with the standard renewal procedure of sections 4745.01 to 4745.03 of the Revised Code. The failure of a licensee to renew registration in accordance with this section shall result in the automatic suspension of the licensee's license to practice as a dental hygienist, unless the licensee is temporarily retired pursuant to section 4715.241 of the Revised Code.
(B) Any dental hygienist whose license has been automatically suspended under this section may be reinstated on application to the board on a form prescribed by the board for licensure reinstatement and payment of the biennial registration fee and in addition thereto thirty-one dollars to cover the costs of reinstatement.
(C) The license of a dental hygienist shall be exhibited in a conspicuous place in the room in which the dental hygienist practices. Each dental hygienist licensed to practice, whether a resident or not, shall notify the secretary in writing or electronically of any change in the dental hygienist's office address or employment within ten days after the change takes place.
(D) Ten dollars of each biennial registration fee collected under division (A) or (B) of this section shall be paid to the dental hygienist loan repayment fund established under section 3702.967 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 463, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.34, HB 190, §1, eff. 8/31/2010.
Effective Date: 10-29-2003