4717.051 Applicants for permit as crematory operator; qualifications.

(A) Any person who desires to obtain a permit as a crematory operator shall apply to the board of embalmers and funeral directors on a form prescribed by the board. The applicant shall include with the application the initial permit fee set forth in section 4717.07 of the Revised Code and evidence, verified under oath and satisfactory to the board, that the applicant satisfies all of the following requirements:

(1) The applicant is at least eighteen years of age and of good moral character.

(2) If the applicant has pleaded guilty to, or has been found by a judge or jury to be guilty of, or has had judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction entered against the applicant in this state for aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping, rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated arson, aggravated robbery, or aggravated burglary, or has pleaded guilty to, has been found by a judge or jury to be guilty of, or has had judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction entered against the applicant in another jurisdiction for a substantially equivalent offense, at least five years has elapsed since the applicant was released from incarceration, a community control sanction, a post-release control sanction, parole, or treatment in connection with the offense.

(3) The applicant has satisfactorily completed a crematory operation certification program approved by the board and has presented to the board a certificate showing completion of the program.

(B) If the board of embalmers and funeral directors, upon receiving satisfactory evidence, determines that the applicant satisfies all of the requirements of division (A) of this section, the board shall issue to the applicant a permit as a crematory operator.

(C) The board of embalmers and funeral directors may revoke or suspend a crematory operator permit or subject a crematory operator permit holder to discipline in accordance with the laws, rules, and procedures applicable to licensees under this chapter.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.