4731.14 Review of applications; issuance of license.

(A) The state medical board shall review all applications submitted under section 4731.09 or 4731.296 of the Revised Code and determine whether each applicant meets the requirements for a license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery. An affirmative vote of not fewer than six members of the board is necessary for the board to determine that an applicant meets the requirements for a license.

(B) If the board determines that the evidence submitted with an application is satisfactory and the applicant meets the requirements for a license, the board shall issue to the applicant a license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery, as applicable. If the applicant holds a medical degree other than the degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine, the license shall indicate that the applicant is authorized to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to the laws of this state. Each license issued by the board shall be signed by its president and secretary, and attested by its seal.

(C) The holder of a license to practice medicine and surgery issued under this chapter may use the titles "Dr.," "doctor," "M.D.," or "physician." The holder of a license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery issued under this chapter may use the titles "Dr.," "doctor," "D.O.," or "physician."

(D) The holder of a license issued under this section shall either provide verification of licensure status from the board's internet web site on request or prominently display a wall certificate in the license holder's office or place where the majority of the holder's practice is conducted.

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

Effective Date: 09-05-2001 .