(A) A person licensed under this chapter may apply to the board of speech-language pathology and audiology to have the person's license classified as inactive. If a fee is charged under division (B) of this section, the person shall include the fee with the application.
If the person's license is in good standing, the person is not the subject of any complaint, the person is not the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action by the board, and the person meets any other requirements established by the board in rules adopted under this section, the board shall classify the license as inactive. The inactive classification shall become effective on the date immediately following the date that the person's license is scheduled to expire.
(B) The board may charge a fee for classifying a license as inactive.
(C) During the period that a license is classified as inactive, the person may not engage in the practice of speech-language pathology or the practice of audiology, as applicable, in this state or make any representation to the public indicating that the person is actively licensed under this chapter.
(D) A person whose license has been classified as inactive may apply to the board to have the license reactivated. The board shall reactivate the license if the person meets the requirements established by the board in rules adopted under this section.
(E) The board's jurisdiction to take disciplinary action under this chapter is not removed or limited when a person's license is classified as inactive under this section.
(F) The board shall adopt rules as necessary for classifying a license as inactive and reactivating an inactive license. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.44, HB 215, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.