4762.06 Renewal of license.

(A) A person seeking to renew a license to practice as an oriental medicine practitioner or license to practice as an acupuncturist shall, on or before the license's expiration date, apply to the state medical board for renewal . The board shall provide renewal notices to license holders at least one month prior to the expiration date.

Applications shall be submitted to the board in a manner prescribed by the board. Each application shall be accompanied by a biennial renewal fee of one hundred dollars.

The applicant shall report any criminal offense that constitutes grounds for refusing to issue a license under section 4762.13 of the Revised Code to which the applicant has pleaded guilty, of which the applicant has been found guilty, or for which the applicant has been found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, since last signing an application for a license to practice as an oriental medicine practitioner or license to practice as an acupuncturist.

(B)

(1) To be eligible for renewal of a license to practice as an oriental medicine practitioner, an applicant shall certify to the board both of the following, as applicable:

(a) That the applicant has maintained a current and active designation from the national certification commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine as either a diplomate in oriental medicine or diplomate of acupuncture and Chinese herbology;

(b) That the applicant has successfully completed one six-hour course in herb and drug interaction approved by the national certification commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine in the four years immediately preceding the expiration date of the applicant's current and active designation from the commission as a diplomate in oriental medicine or diplomate of acupuncture and Chinese herbology.

(2) To be eligible for renewal of a license to practice as an acupuncturist, an applicant shall certify to the board that the acupuncturist has maintained a current and active designation from the national certification commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine as a diplomate in acupuncture.

(C) If an applicant submits a complete renewal application and qualifies for renewal pursuant to division (B) of this section, the board shall issue to the applicant a renewed license to practice.

(D) A license to practice that is not renewed on or before its expiration date is automatically suspended on its expiration date.

If a license has been suspended pursuant to this division for two years or less, the board shall reinstate the license upon an applicant's submission of a renewal application, the biennial renewal fee, and the applicable monetary penalty. The penalty for reinstatement is twenty-five dollars.

If a license has been suspended pursuant to this division for more than two years, it may be restored. Subject to section 4762.061 of the Revised Code, the board may restore the license upon an applicant's submission of a restoration application, the biennial renewal fee, and the applicable monetary penalty 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 certificate issued pursuant to section 4762.04 of the Revised Code. The penalty for restoration is fifty dollars.


Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 166, §101.01, eff. 10/17/2019.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.171, HB 251, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 08-10-2000; 2007 HB104 03-24-2008; 2008 SB245 08-22-2008 .