Rule 4729:1-2-09 | Expedited pharmacist licensure for members of the military and spouses who are licensed in another jurisdiction.
(A) As used in this rule:
(1) "Military duty" has the same meaning as in section 4743.041 of the Revised Code.
(2) "In good standing" means an applicant to which both the following apply:
(a) Has not been denied a license, registration or certificate by any public agency or licensing agency; and
(b) Does not have a license, registration or certificate limited, suspended, or revoked by any public agency or licensing agency.
(B) To meet the requirements set forth in section 4743.041 of the Revised Code, the state board of pharmacy shall issue an expedited license to a pharmacist applicant if the individual or the individuals spouse is on military duty in this state and the applicant complies with all the following:
(1) The individual holds a valid license or other authorization to practice as a pharmacist issued by any other state or jurisdiction. Certification of these credentials shall be filed on forms provided by the national association of boards of pharmacy (NABP) or similar forms recognized and approved by the board.
(2) The individual shall be in good standing in the state or jurisdiction of licensure.
(3) The individual presents adequate proof to the board, in accordance with paragraph (G) of this rule, that the individual or the individual's spouse is on military duty in this state.
(4) The individual complies with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code. An applicant shall submit fingerprint impressions for a criminal records check in accordance with rule 4729:1-2-05 of the Administrative Code.
(C) The board shall, within twenty-four hours after receiving the report under division (A) of section 4776.04 of the Revised Code, notify an individual applying for an expedited license in accordance with this rule that the board has received the results of a criminal records check.
(D) The board shall issue an expedited pharmacist license under this rule, provided that the applicant meets the requirements of this rule, within fourteen days of having received the results of a criminal records check. The board shall not be required to issue an expedited license if any of the following apply:
(1) The applicant fails to meet the application requirements set forth in this rule or section 4743.041 of the Revised Code.
(2) The applicant is under investigation by the licensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction.
(3) The applicant is in violation of any provision section 4729.16 of the Revised Code or rules adopted thereunder.
(E) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Revised Code or Administrative Code, the board shall waive or refund all fees associated with the issuance of an initial expedited license issued under this rule. Additional fee waivers or refunds shall be granted in accordance with other provisions of the Revised Code, Administrative Code, and board resolution.
(F) All licenses issued pursuant to this rule shall comply with the licensure renewal requirements set forth in Chapter 4729:1-2 of the Administrative Code.
(G) Pursuant to section 5903.04 of the Revised Code:
(1) A pharmacist shall submit proper documentation necessary to determine if the applicant is a service member or veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a service member or veteran. Documentation requirements shall be published on the state board of pharmacy's website: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov.
(2) The board's executive director or the director's designee shall design a process to record, track, and monitor applications that have been received from a service member, veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a service member or veteran.
(3) The board's executive director or the director's designee shall design a process to prioritize and expedite certification or licensing for each applicant who is a service member, veteran, or the spouse or a surviving spouse of a service member or veteran.
Last updated November 15, 2021 at 8:39 AM