4731.14 Issuing and displaying certificate.

(A) As used in this section, "graduate medical education" has the same meaning as in section 4731.091 of the Revised Code.

(B) The state medical board shall issue its certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery as follows:

(1) The board shall issue its certificate to each individual who was admitted to the board's examination by meeting the educational requirements specified in division (B)(1) or (3) of section 4731.091 of the Revised Code if the individual passes the examination, pays a certificate issuance fee of three hundred dollars, and submits evidence satisfactory to the board that the individual has successfully completed not less than twelve months of graduate medical education or its equivalent as determined by the board.

(2) Except as provided in section 4731.142 of the Revised Code, the board shall issue its certificate to each individual who was admitted to the board's examination by meeting the educational requirements specified in division (B)(2) of section 4731.091 of the Revised Code if the individual passes the examination, pays a certificate issuance fee of three hundred dollars, submits evidence satisfactory to the board that the individual has successfully completed not less than twenty-four months of graduate medical education through the second-year level of graduate medical education or its equivalent as determined by the board, and, if the individual passed the examination prior to completing twenty-four months of graduate medical education or its equivalent, the individual continues to meet the moral character requirements for admission to the board's examination.

(C) Each certificate issued by the board shall be signed by its president and secretary, and attested by its seal. The certificate shall be on a form prescribed by the board and shall indicate the medical degree held by the individual to whom the certificate is issued. If the individual holds the degree of doctor of medicine, the certificate shall state that the individual is authorized to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to the laws of this state. If the individual holds the degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine, the certificate shall state that the individual is authorized to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery pursuant to the laws of this state. If the individual holds a medical degree other than the degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine, the certificate shall indicate the diploma, degree, or other document issued by the medical school or institution the individual attended and shall state that the individual is authorized to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to the laws of this state.

(D) The certificate shall be prominently displayed in the certificate holder's office or place where a major portion of the certificate holder's practice is conducted and shall entitle the holder to practice either medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery provided the certificate holder maintains current registration as required by section 4731.281 of the Revised Code and provided further that such certificate has not been revoked, suspended, or limited by action of the state medical board pursuant to this chapter.

(E) An affirmative vote of not less than six members of the board is required for the issuance of a certificate.

Effective Date: 09-05-2001