4731.52 Filing application to practice podiatric medicine and surgery.

(A) A person seeking a license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery shall file with the state medical board an application in the form and manner prescribed by the board . The application must include all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the board to demonstrate that the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Is at least eighteen years of age and of good moral character;

(b) Possesses a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalence or has obtained the equivalent of such education as determined by the board;

(c) Has completed at least two years of undergraduate work in a college of arts and sciences or the equivalent of such education as determined by the board;

(d) Holds a degree from a college of podiatric medicine and surgery that was in good standing with the board at the time the degree was granted, as determined by the board;

(e) Has completed one year of postgraduate training in a podiatric internship, residency, or clinical fellowship program accredited by the council on podiatric medicine or the American podiatric medical association;

(f) Has successfully passed an examination prescribed in rules adopted by the board to determine competency to practice podiatric medicine and surgery;

(g) Has complied with section 4731.531 of the Revised Code.

(2) An affidavit signed by the applicant attesting to the accuracy and truthfulness of the information submitted under this section;

(3) Consent to the release of the applicant's information;

(4) Any other information the board requires.

(B) An applicant for a license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery shall include with the application a fee of three hundred five dollars, no part of which may be returned. An application is not considered submitted until the board receives the fee.

(C) The board may conduct an investigation related to the application materials received pursuant to this section and may contact any individual, agency, or organization for recommendations or other information about the applicant.

(D) The board shall conclude any investigation of an applicant conducted under section 4731.22 of the Revised Code not later than ninety days after receipt of a complete application unless the applicant agrees in writing to an extension or the board determines that there is a substantial question of a violation of this chapter or the rules adopted under it and notifies the applicant in writing of the reasons for continuation of the investigation. If the board determines that the applicant is not in violation of this chapter or the rules adopted under it, the board shall issue a license not later than forty-five days after making that determination.

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

Effective Date: 04-10-2001 .