4731.17 Issuance of certificate.

(A) The state medical board shall review all applications received under section 4731.19 of the Revised Code. The board shall determine whether an applicant meets the requirements for a certificate to practice the applicable limited branch of medicine. An affirmative vote of not fewer than six members of the board is required to determine that an applicant meets the requirements for a certificate.

(B) If the board determines that the applicant meets the requirements for a certificate and that the documentation required for a certificate is acceptable, the board shall issue to the applicant the appropriate certificate to practice. Each certificate shall be signed by the president and secretary of the board and attested by its seal.

(C) A certificate shall authorize the holder to practice the limited branch of medicine for which the certificate was issued. No person who holds a certificate to practice a limited branch of medicine issued by the board under this section shall do any of the following:

(1) Practice a limited branch of medicine other than the limited branch of medicine for which the certificate was issued;

(2) Treat infectious, contagious, or venereal diseases ;

(3) Prescribe or administer drugs ;

(4) Perform surgery or practice medicine in any other form.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2012.

Effective Date: 03-09-1999