(A) The Ohio respiratory care board shall issue a license to any applicant who complies with the requirements of section 4761.04 of the Revised Code, files the prescribed application form, and pays the fee or fees required under section 4761.07 of the Revised Code. The license entitles the holder to practice respiratory care. The licensee shall display the license in a conspicuous place at the licensee's principal place of business.
(1) The board shall issue a limited permit to any applicant who meets the requirements of division (A)(1) of section 4761.04 of the Revised Code, files the prescribed application form, pays the fee required under section 4761.07 of the Revised Code, and meets either of the following requirements:
(a) Is enrolled in and is in good standing in a respiratory care educational program approved by the board that meets the requirements of division (A)(2) of section 4761.04 of the Revised Code leading to a degree or certificate of completion or is a graduate of the program;
(b) Is employed as a provider of respiratory care in this state and was employed as a provider of respiratory care in this state prior to March 14, 1989.
(2) The limited permit authorizes the holder to provide respiratory care under the supervision of a respiratory care professional. A person issued a limited permit under division (B)(1)(a) of this section may practice respiratory care under the limited permit for not more than the earliest of the following:
(a) Three years after the date the limited permit is issued;
(b) One year following the date of receipt of a certificate of completion from a board-approved respiratory care education program;
(c) Until the holder discontinues participation in the educational program. The board may extend the term of a limited permit in cases of unusual hardship. The holder seeking an extension shall petition the board in the form and manner prescribed by the board in rules adopted under section 4761.03 of the Revised Code. This division does not require a student enrolled in an educational program leading to a degree or certificate of completion in respiratory care approved by the board to obtain a limited permit to perform any duties that are part of the required course of study.
(3) A person issued a limited permit under division (B)(1)(b) of this section may practice under a limited permit for not more than three years, except that this restriction does not apply to a permit holder who, on March 14, 1989, has been employed as a provider of respiratory care for an average of not less than twenty-five hours per week for a period of not less than five years by a hospital.
(C) All holders of licenses and limited permits issued under this section shall display, in a conspicuous place on their persons, information that identifies the type of authorization under which they practice.
Effective Date: 06-06-2001 .