4758.25 Reciprocity.

(A) The chemical dependency professionals board may enter into a reciprocal agreement with any state that regulates individuals practicing in the same capacities as those regulated under this chapter if the board finds that the state has requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of this state to receive a license or certificate under this chapter. The board may become a member of a national reciprocity organization that requires its members to have requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of this state to receive a license or certificate to practice in the same capacities as those regulated under this chapter. If the board becomes a member of such an organization, the board shall consider itself to have a reciprocal agreement with the other states that are also members of the organization.

(B) The board may, by endorsement, issue the appropriate license or certificate to a resident of a state with which the board does not have a reciprocal agreement if both of the following apply:

(1) The board finds that the state has requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of this state for receipt of a license or certificate under this chapter.

(2) The individual submits proof satisfactory to the board of being currently authorized to practice by that state.

(C) A license or certificate obtained by reciprocity or endorsement under this section may be renewed or restored under section 4758.26 of the Revised Code if the individual holding the license or certificate satisfies the renewal or restoration requirements established by that section. An individual holding a license or certificate obtained by reciprocity or endorsement under this section may obtain, under section 4758.24 of the Revised Code, a different license or certificate available under this chapter if the individual meets all of the requirements as specified in that section for the license or certificate the individual seeks.

Effective Date: 12-23-2002