If the state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics has reason to believe that a person who holds a license issued under this chapter is mentally ill or mentally incompetent, it may file in the probate court of the county in which the person has a legal residence an affidavit in the form prescribed in section 5122.11 of the Revised Code and signed by the secretary of the board, whereupon the same proceeding shall be had as provided in Chapter 5122. of the Revised Code. The attorney general may represent the board in any proceeding commenced under this section. If an individual who has been granted a license under this chapter is adjudicated by a probate court to be mentally ill or mentally incompetent, the individual's license shall be automatically suspended until the individual has filed with the board a certified copy of an adjudication by a probate court of the individual's subsequent restoration to competency or has submitted to the board proof, satisfactory to the board, of having been restored to competency in the manner and form provided in section 5122.38 of the Revised Code. The judge of the court shall immediately notify the board of an adjudication of incompetence and note any suspension of a license in the margin of the court's record of the certificate. In the absence of fraud or bad faith, neither the board nor any agent, representative, or employee of the board shall be held liable in damages by any person by reason of the filing of the affidavit referred to in this section.
Effective Date: 10-27-2000