4779.16 Issuing license without examination.

The state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics shall issue a license under section 4779.09 of the Revised Code to practice orthotics, prosthetics, orthotics and prosthetics, or pedorthics without examination to an applicant who meets the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) of this section:

(A) Not later than July 27, 2001, applies to the board in accordance with section 4779.09 of the Revised Code;

(B)

(1) In the case of an applicant for a license to practice orthotics, is actively practicing or teaching orthotics on October 27, 2000, and complies with division (B)(1)(a) or (b) of this section:

(a) The applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(i) Holds a bachelor's degree or higher from a nationally accredited college or university in the United States;

(ii) Has completed a certificate program in orthotics approved by the board under section 4779.26 of the Revised Code;

(iii) Is certified in orthotics by the American board for certification in orthotics and prosthetics, the board of orthotist/prosthetist certification, or an equivalent successor organization recognized by the board;

(iv) Has completed a residency program approved by the board under section 4779.27 of the Revised Code.

(b) The individual meets both of the following requirements:

(i) Has a minimum of three years of documented, full-time experience practicing or teaching orthotics;

(ii) Has passed the certification examination in orthotics developed by the American board of certification in orthotics and prosthetics, the board of orthotist/prosthetist certification, or an equivalent organization recognized by the board.

(2) In the case of an applicant for a license to practice prosthetics, is actively practicing or teaching prosthetics on October 27, 2000, and complies with division (B)(2)(a) or (b) of this section:

(a) The applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(i) Holds a bachelor's degree or higher from a nationally accredited college or university in the United States;

(ii) Has completed a certificate program in prosthetics approved by the board under section 4779.26 of the Revised Code;

(iii) Is certified in prosthetics by the American board for certification in orthotics and prosthetics, the board of orthotist/prosthetist certification, or an equivalent successor organization recognized by the board;

(iv) Has completed a residency program approved by the board under section 4779.27 of the Revised Code.

(b) The applicant meets both of the following requirements:

(i) Has a minimum of three years of documented, full-time experience practicing or teaching prosthetics;

(ii) Has passed the certification examination in prosthetics of the American board of certification in orthotics and prosthetics, the board of orthotist/prosthetist certification, or an equivalent organization recognized by the board.

(3) In the case of an applicant for a license to practice orthotics and prosthetics, the applicant complies with division (B)(3)(a) or (b) of this section:

(a) The applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(i) Holds a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in the United States;

(ii) Has completed a certificate program in orthotics and prosthetics approved by the board under section 4779.26 of the Revised Code;

(iii) Has completed a residency program in orthotics and prosthetics approved under section 4779.27 of the Revised Code;

(iv) Is certified in orthotics and prosthetics by the American board for certification in orthotics and prosthetics, the board of orthotist/prosthetist certification, or an equivalent successor organization recognized by the board;

(b) The applicant meets both of the following requirements:

(i) Has a minimum of six years of documented, full-time experience practicing or teaching orthotics and prosthetics;

(ii) Has passed the orthotics and prosthetics certification examination requirements of the American board for certification in orthotics and prosthetics, the board of orthotist/prosthetist certification, or an equivalent organization recognized by the board.

(4) In the case of an applicant for a license to practice pedorthics, is actively practicing or teaching pedorthics on October 27, 2000, and is certified in pedorthics by the board for certification in pedorthics.

Cite as R.C. § 4779.16

History. Effective Date: 06-06-2001