(A) Each applicant for initial licensure or renewal of a license or limited permit shall submit to the board an application which demonstrates compliance with sections 4759.05 and 4759.06 of the Revised Code and this chapter. This application shall be submitted under oath in the manner determined by the board, and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires. No application shall be considered submitted to the board until the appropriate fee has been received by the board. Application fees are not refundable.
(B) No application for a license or permit submitted to the board shall be considered complete until the applicant has complied with the requirements of rule 4731-4-02 of the Administrative Code and the board has received the results of the criminal records checks.
(C) If an applicant fails to complete the application process within six months of initial application filing, the board may notify the applicant in writing of its intention to consider the application abandoned. If no response to that notice is received by the board within thirty days, the board shall consider the application as abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken with respect to that application.
(D) Each applicant who is not a registered dietitian (RD) must forward an academic transcript from all degree granting institutions of higher education directly to the board or submit an official "student issued" copy.
(E) For the purpose of proving accreditation of a course of study at a foreign institution, an applicant shall have the applicant's academic credentials independently validated as equivalent by an accreditation agency that is recognized by the "Council for Higher Education Accreditation," or its predecessors, or have the applicant's academic credentials independently validated by an agency specializing in education evaluations which is acceptable to the board. A copy of the validation shall be attached to the application as part of the application.
(F) A licensee shall notify the board of a change of address providing at least a new address, telephone number, and signed request for the change. A licensee shall notify the board of a change of name by providing legal evidence of the name change and a signed request for the change.
(G) All applications, statements and documents submitted shall become the property of the board. No application being investigated under section 4759.07 of the Revised Code, may be withdrawn without approval of the board.