(A) As used in this section and sections 4715.242 and 4715.25 of the Revised Code, "registration period" means the two-year period during which a dental hygienist's registration is in effect under section 4715.24 of the Revised Code.
(B) A dental hygienist seeking to retire temporarily from the practice of dental hygiene shall provide written notice of that intent to the state dental board. Except as provided in division (C) of this section, the board shall grant temporary retirement if the dental hygienist has paid the registration fee required by section 4715.24 of the Revised Code for the registration period that includes the day immediately before the day that the temporary retirement is to begin. The license of a dental hygienist who is granted temporary retirement shall be inactive.
(C) The board may deny temporary retirement to a dental hygienist who is, at the time that the board denies the temporary retirement, the subject of a disciplinary action initiated by the board under section 4715.30 of the Revised Code.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.34, HB 190, §1, eff. 8/31/2010.