Chapter 4745: STANDARD LICENSE RENEWAL PROCEDURE

4745.01 Standard license renewal procedure definitions.

(A) "Standard renewal procedure," as used in Chapters 905., 907., 909., 911., 913., 915., 918., 921., 923., 927., 942., 943., 953., 1321., 3710., 3713., 3719., 3742., 3748., 3769., 3783., 3921., 3951., 4104., 4105., 4169., 4561., 4703., 4707., 4709., 4713., 4715., 4717., 4723., 4725., 4727., 4728., 4729., 4731., 4733., 4734., 4739., 4741., 4747., 4749., 4752., 4753., 4755., 4757., 4758., 4759., 4761., 4766., 4773., and 4775. of the Revised Code, means the license renewal procedures specified in this chapter.

(B) "Licensing agency," as used in this chapter, means any department, division, board, section of a board, or other state governmental unit subject to the standard renewal procedure, as defined in this section, and authorized by the Revised Code to issue a license to engage in a specific profession, occupation, or occupational activity, or to have charge of and operate certain specified equipment, machinery, or premises.

(C) "License," as used in this chapter, means a license, certificate, permit, card, or other authority issued or conferred by a licensing agency by authority of which the licensee has or claims the privilege to engage in the profession, occupation, or occupational activity, or to have control of and operate certain specific equipment, machinery, or premises, over which the licensing agency has jurisdiction.

(D) "Licensee," as used in this chapter, means either the person to whom the license is issued or renewed by a licensing agency, or the person, partnership, or corporation at whose request the license is issued or renewed.

(E) "Renewal" and "renewed," as used in this chapter and in the chapters of the Revised Code specified in division (A) of this section, includes the continuing licensing procedure provided in Chapter 3748. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it and in sections 1321.05 and 3921.33 of the Revised Code, and as applied to those continuing licenses any reference in this chapter to the date of expiration of any license shall be construed to mean the due date of the annual or other fee for the continuing license.

Cite as R.C. § 4745.01

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

Effective Date: 12-23-2002; 09-16-2004; 2008 SB237 09-12-2008 .

4745.02 [Effective Until 1/21/2018] Notice and application for renewal.

On or before the thirtieth day prior to the expiration of any license, each licensing agency shall cause to be mailed a notice and application for renewal to every licensee for whom a license was issued or renewed during the current license year or other specified period and who has been approved for renewal by the specific licensing agency. The licensee shall complete the renewal application and return it to the treasurer of state with a renewal fee in the amount specified on the renewal application. Upon receipt of the correct fee by the treasurer and acceptance of the renewal application by the licensing agency, the applicant shall be entered as currently renewed on the records of the particular licensing agency, and notice of the entry shall be mailed to each licensee as soon as practicable, but not later than thirty days after receipt by the treasurer of the application and renewal fee. A certification by the respective licensing agency, with its seal affixed, of those records shall be prima-facie evidence of renewal in all courts in the trial of any case.

Effective Date: 09-08-1995 .

4745.02 [Effective 1/21/2018] Notice and application for renewal.

On or before the thirtieth day prior to the expiration of any license, each licensing agency shall provide a notice for renewal to every licensee for whom a license was issued or renewed during the current license year or other specified period and who has been approved for renewal by the specific licensing agency.

The licensee shall complete the applicable renewal application and pay the applicable renewal fee. Renewal fees paid pursuant to this section shall be deposited with the treasurer of state .

Upon receipt of the correct fee by the treasurer and acceptance of the renewal application by the licensing agency, the applicant shall be entered as currently renewed on the records of the particular licensing agency, and notice of the entry shall be provided to each licensee as soon as practicable, but not later than thirty days after receipt of the application and renewal fee. A certification by the respective licensing agency, with its seal affixed, of those records shall be prima-facie evidence of renewal in all courts in the trial of any case.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §130.11, eff. 1/21/2018.

Effective Date: 09-08-1995 .

4745.021 [Effective 1/21/2018] Failure of electronic license renewal.

Notwithstanding any provision of the Revised Code pertaining to the timing of a license renewal to the contrary, if a failure in any electronic license renewal system occurs, a licensing agency may extend the date by which licenses must be renewed. The licensing agency may extend a renewal period for a reasonable time period after the resolution of the system failure. However, a licensing agency must obtain approval from the director of administrative services for an extension in excess of fourteen days beyond the resolution of the system failure.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §130.11, eff. 1/21/2018.

4745.03 Adjustments in fees.

When a new renewal-expiration date is established by legislative enactment for any license covered by sections 4745.01 to 4745.03, inclusive, of the Revised Code, the licensing agency has discretion in making any adjustments for fees already paid, and covering unexpired, pre-existing renewal periods.

Cite as R.C. § 4745.03

Effective Date: 06-11-1968 .

4745.04 [Effective Until 1/21/2018] Continuing education credit for provision of health care services.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Indigent and uninsured person" and "volunteer" have the same meanings as in section 2305.234 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Licensing agency that licenses health care professionals" means all of the following:

(a) The state dental board established under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code;

(b) The board of nursing established under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code;

(c) The state board of optometry established under Chapter 4 725. of the Revised Code;

(d) The Ohio optical dispensers board established under Chapter 4725. of the Revised Code;

(e) The state board of pharmacy established under Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code;

(f) The state medical board established under Chapter 4 731. of the Revised Code;

(g) The state board of psychology established under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(h) The state chiropractic board established under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code;

(i) The hearing aid dealers and fitters licensing board established under Chapter 4747. of the Revised Code;

(j) The board of speech-language pathology and audiology established under Chapter 4753. of the Revised Code;

(k) The Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board established under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code;

(l) The counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board established under Chapter 4757. of the Revised ode;

(m) The chemical dependency professionals board established under Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code;

(n) The Ohio board of dietetics established under Chapter 4759. of the Revised Code;

(o) The Ohio respiratory care board established under Chapter 4761. of the Revised Code;

(p) The state board of emergency medical services established under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code;

(q) The state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics established under Chapter 4779. of the Revised Code;

(r) Any other licensing agency that considers its licensees to be health care professionals.

(B) Notwithstanding any provision of the Revised Code to the contrary, a licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall apply toward the satisfaction of a portion of a licensee's continuing education requirement the provision of health care services if all of the following apply:

(1) The licensing agency that licenses health care professionals requires a licensee to complete continuing education as a condition of having a license renewed by the agency.

(2) The licensee provides the health care services to an indigent and uninsured person.

(3) The licensee provides the health care services as a volunteer.

(4) The licensee satisfies the requirements of section 2305.234 of the Revised Code to qualify for the immunity from liability granted under that section.

(5) The health care services provided are within the scope of authority of the licensee renewing the license.

(C) A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall permit a licensee to satisfy up to one-third of the licensee's continuing education requirement by providing health care services as a volunteer. A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall permit a licensee to earn continuing education credits at the rate of one credit hour for each sixty minutes spent providing health care services as a volunteer.

(D) A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this section. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(E) Continuing education credit received under this section for providing health care services is not compensation or any other form of remuneration for purposes of section 2305.234 of the Revised Code and does not make the provider of those services ineligible for the immunity from liability granted under that section.

Cite as R.C. § 4745.04

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 290, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.

4745.04 [Effective 1/21/2018] Continuing education credit for provision of health care services.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Indigent and uninsured person" and "volunteer" have the same meanings as in section 2305.234 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Licensing agency that licenses health care professionals" means all of the following:

(a) The state dental board established under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code;

(b) The board of nursing established under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code;

(c) The state vision professionals board established under Chapter 4725. of the Revised Code;

(d) The state board of pharmacy established under Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code;

(e) The state medical board established under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code;

(f) The state board of psychology established under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(g) The state chiropractic board established under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code;

(h) The Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board established under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code;

(i) The counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board established under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code;

(j) The chemical dependency professionals board established under Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code;

(k) The state board of emergency medical services established under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code;

(l) The state speech and hearing professionals board established under Chapter 4744. of the Revised Code;

(m) Any other licensing agency that considers its licensees to be health care professionals.

(B) Notwithstanding any provision of the Revised Code to the contrary, a licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall apply toward the satisfaction of a portion of a licensee's continuing education requirement the provision of health care services if all of the following apply:

(1) The licensing agency that licenses health care professionals requires a licensee to complete continuing education as a condition of having a license renewed by the agency.

(2) The licensee provides the health care services to an indigent and uninsured person.

(3) The licensee provides the health care services as a volunteer.

(4) The licensee satisfies the requirements of section 2305.234 of the Revised Code to qualify for the immunity from liability granted under that section.

(5) The health care services provided are within the scope of authority of the licensee renewing the license.

(C) A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall permit a licensee to satisfy up to one-third of the licensee's continuing education requirement by providing health care services as a volunteer. A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall permit a licensee to earn continuing education credits at the rate of one credit hour for each sixty minutes spent providing health care services as a volunteer.

(D) A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this section. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(E) Continuing education credit received under this section for providing health care services is not compensation or any other form of remuneration for purposes of section 2305.234 of the Revised Code and does not make the provider of those services ineligible for the immunity from liability granted under that section.

Cite as R.C. § 4745.04

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §130.11, eff. 1/21/2018.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 290, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.