(A) An individual seeking to renew a certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall, on or before the thirty-first day of January of each even-numbered year, apply for renewal of the certificate. The state medical board shall send renewal notices at least one month prior to the expiration date. Renewal applications shall be submitted to the board in a manner prescribed by the board. Each application shall be accompanied by a biennial renewal fee specified by the board in rules adopted under section 4774.11 of the Revised Code. The applicant shall report any criminal offense that constitutes grounds for refusing to issue a certificate under section 4774.13 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 certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant.
(B) To be eligible for renewal, a radiologist assistant shall certify to the board that the assistant has maintained both of the following:
(1) A license as a radiographer under Chapter 4773. of the Revised Code;
(2) Certification as a registered radiologist assistant from the American registry of radiologic technologists by meeting the registry's requirements for annual registration, including completion of the continuing education requirements established by the registry.
(C) If an applicant submits a renewal application that the board considers to be complete and qualifies for renewal pursuant to division (B) of this section, the board shall issue to the applicant a renewed certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant.
(D) A certificate to practice that is not renewed on or before its expiration date is automatically suspended on its expiration date, subject to the provisions of section 119.06 of the Revised Code specifying that an applicant who appropriately files a renewal application is not required to discontinue practicing merely because the board has failed to act on the application. If a certificate has been suspended pursuant to this division for two years or less, the board shall reinstate the certificate 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 certificate has been suspended pursuant to this division for more than two years, it may be restored 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 certificate 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 4774.04 of the Revised Code. The penalty for restoration is fifty dollars.
Effective Date: 2008 SB229 09-11-2008