If the board determines that there is clear and convincing evidence that an individual licensed under this chapter is engaging or has engaged in conduct described in division (A) of section 4779.28 of the Revised Code and that the license holder's continued practice presents a danger of immediate and serious harm to the public, the board may suspend the individual's license without an adjudicatory hearing. A telephone conference call may be used for reviewing the matter and taking the vote. If the board votes to suspend an individual's license, the board shall issue a written order of suspension by certified mail or in person in accordance with section 119.07 of the Revised Code. The order is not subject to suspension by a court during pendancy of any appeal filed under section 119.12 of the Revised Code. If the license holder requests an adjudicatory hearing by the board, the date set for the hearing shall be not later than fifteen days, but not earlier than seven days, after the request, unless otherwise agreed to by the board and the license holder. Any suspension imposed under this section shall remain in effect, unless reversed on appeal, until a final adjudicative order issued by the board pursuant to section 119.12 of the Revised Code becomes effective. The board shall issue its final adjudicative order within sixty days after completion of its hearing. A failure to issue an order within sixty days shall result in the dissolution of the summary suspension order, but shall not invalidate any subsequent, final adjudicative order.
Effective Date: 10-27-2000