A license to practice chiropractic from the state chiropractic board expires biennially in accordance with the schedule established in rules adopted under this section and may be renewed. The renewal process shall be conducted in accordance with the standard renewal procedures of Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code, except that the board's executive director shall notify each license holder of the license renewal requirements of this section not later than sixty days prior to the license's expiration date. When an application for renewal is submitted, the applicant shall provide the information necessary to process the application and pay a renewal fee in an amount the board specifies in rules adopted under this section.
Before a renewal of license is issued by the board, the licensee shall furnish the board with satisfactory evidence that the licensee has completed during the current licensing period not less than the number of hours of continuing education that the board requires in rules adopted under this section. For an activity to be applied toward the continuing education requirement, the activity must meet the board's approval as a continuing education activity, as specified in rules adopted under this section. Any exception from the continuing education requirement must be approved by the board.
Failure of a licensee to comply with this section shall operate as an automatic forfeiture of the right of the licensee to practice chiropractic in this state. A forfeited license may be reinstated by the board upon payment of all fees due and a penalty fee in an amount the board specifies in rules adopted under this section for reinstatement, in addition to satisfying the board of having complied with the continuing education requirements of this section. If an individual's license has been forfeited for two or more years, the board may also require as a condition of reinstatement that the individual complete training or testing as specified by the board.
The board shall adopt any rules it considers necessary to implement this section, including standards for approval of continuing education in the practice of chiropractic. All rules adopted under this section shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001