4761.06 [Effective Until 9/28/2018] License renewal - continuing education.

(A) Each license to practice respiratory care shall be renewed biennially on or before the last day of June of every even-numbered year. Each limited permit to practice respiratory care shall be renewed annually. Each person holding a license or limited permit to practice respiratory care shall apply to the state medical board on the form and according to the schedule prescribed by the board for renewal of the license or limited permit. Licenses and limited permits shall be renewed in accordance with the standard renewal procedure of Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code. The state medical board shall renew a license upon the payment of the license renewal fee prescribed under section 4761.07 of the Revised Code and proof of satisfactory completion of the continuing education or reexamination requirements of division (B) of this section.

At least one month before a license expires, the board shall provide a renewal notice. Failure of any person to receive a notice of renewal from the board shall not excuse the person from the requirements contained in this section. Each person holding a license shall give notice to the board of a change in the license holder's residence address, business address, or electronic mail address not later than thirty days after the change occurs.

The board shall renew a limited permit upon payment of the limited permit renewal fee prescribed under section 4761.07 of the Revised Code and submission of one of the following:

(1) If the limited permit was issued on the basis of division (B)(1)(a) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code, proof acceptable to the board of enrollment and good standing in an educational program that meets the requirements of division (A)(2) of section 4761.04 of the Revised Code or of graduation from such a program;

(2) If the limited permit was issued on the basis of division (B)(1)(b) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code, proof acceptable to the board of employment as a provider of respiratory care under the supervision of a respiratory care professional.

(B) On and after March 14, 1991, and every year thereafter, on or before the annual renewal date, the holder of a limited permit issued under division (B)(1)(b) of section 4761.05 of the Revised Code shall submit proof to the board that the holder has satisfactorily completed the number of hours of continuing education required by the board, which shall not be less than three nor more than ten hours of continuing education acceptable to the board.

On or before the biennial renewal date, a license holder shall submit proof to the board that the license holder has satisfactorily completed the number of hours of continuing education required by the board, which shall be not less than six nor more than twenty hours of continuing education acceptable to the board, or has passed a reexamination in accordance with the board's renewal requirements.

(C)

(1) A license to practice respiratory care that is not renewed on or before its expiration date is automatically suspended on its expiration date. Continued practice after suspension shall be considered as practicing in violation of section 4761.10 of the Revised Code.

(2) If a license has been suspended pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section for two years or less, it may be reinstated. The state medical board shall reinstate the license upon the applicant's submission of a complete renewal application and payment of a reinstatement fee of one hundred dollars.

(3)

(a) If a license has been suspended pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section for more than two years, it may be restored. The board may restore the license upon an applicant's submission of a complete restoration application and a restoration fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars and compliance with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code. The board shall not restore a license unless the board, in its discretion, decides that the results of the criminal records check do not make the applicant ineligible for a license issued pursuant to division (A) of this section.

(b) The board may impose terms and conditions for the restoration, including any one or more of the following:

(i) Requiring the applicant to pass an oral or written examination, or both, to determine the applicant's present fitness to resume practice;

(ii) Requiring the applicant to obtain additional training and to pass an examination upon completion of such training;

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

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 145, §1, eff. 2/8/2018.

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

Effective Date: 10-27-2000 .

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 4761.06, as amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 111, §1, eff. 9/28/2018.