4734.286 Cessation of acupuncture practice - inactive certificate.

(A) A chiropractor who holds a certificate to practice acupuncture issued under this chapter who intends not to practice acupuncture in this state for an extended period of time may send to the state chiropractic board written notice to that effect on or before the certificate renewal date. If the chiropractor's certificate is in good standing and the chiropractor is not under disciplinary review pursuant to section 4734.31 of the Revised Code, the board shall classify the certificate as inactive and the chiropractor may not engage in the practice of acupuncture in this state or make any representation to the public indicating that the chiropractor is actively certified to practice acupuncture under this chapter. A chiropractor whose certificate to practice acupuncture is classified as inactive is not required to pay the certificate renewal fee for the certificate.

(B) The holder of an inactive certificate to practice acupuncture may apply to the board to have the certificate restored. The board shall consider the length of inactivity and, in accordance with the conditions for issuance of a license to practice chiropractic established under section 4734.20 of the Revised Code and the requirements for issuance of a certificate to practice acupuncture established under section 4734.282 of the Revised Code, the moral character and the activities of the applicant during the inactive period. The board may impose terms and conditions on restoration of the certificate by doing any of the following:

(1) Requiring the applicant to obtain training, which may include requiring the applicant to pass an examination on completion of the training;

(2) Requiring the applicant to pass an oral or written examination, or both, to determine fitness to resume practice;

(3) Restricting or limiting the extent, scope, or type of practice of the applicant.

Effective Date: 2007 SB33 08-22-2007