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Rule 4729:4-1-05 | Probation.


(A) Probation will be reviewed by members of the board's probation committee and board staff. When a licensee or registrant is placed on probation, the board shall require, at a minimum, the following probationary and limiting terms:

(1) Compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, and all rules governing practice in Ohio.

(2) Submission of quarterly declarations on a form approved by the board or the board's probation committee stating, under penalty of perjury, whether there has been compliance with all conditions of probation and, if applicable, treatment.

(3) Periodic appearances before the board or its representatives as requested.

(4) A minimum five-year contract with an approved monitoring provider, unless otherwise exempted by the board.

(5) Compliance with all terms of the approved monitoring contract, which shall include all terms set forth in rule 4729:4-1-04 of the Administrative Code.

(6) Prior notification to the board or the board's probation committee of departures or absences in excess of three days from Ohio. Periods of departure or absence shall not reduce the probationary term, unless otherwise determined by motion of the board or the board's probation committee, for absences of three months or longer in instances where the board can be assured that probationary monitoring is otherwise being performed.

(7) Inability to engage in a consult agreement, unless otherwise approved by the board or the board's probation committee.

(8) As designated in the board's order, submission of observed urine, blood, or hair samples upon request of the approved monitoring program or board, and without prior notice, at the cost of the licensee or registrant.

(9) Compliance with any employer provided drug or alcohol screens.

(10) When deemed appropriate by the board or the board's probation committee, undertaking psychiatric evaluation, and, where appropriate, continuing treatment acceptable to the board, with evidence of compliance to be provided in each quarterly report.

(11) Copies of the board order or settlement agreement to be provided by the individual to all of the following during the effective period of the board order or settlement agreement:

(a) All employers or prospective employers and all persons and entities that provide the individual chemical dependency treatment or monitoring; and

(b) By certified mail, the proper licensing authority of any state or jurisdiction in which the individual holds or applies for any professional license.

(12) Continuing compliance with the terms of the monitoring contract entered into with the treatment provider and approved monitoring provider, provided, that where terms of the monitoring contract conflict with the terms of the settlement agreement or board order, the terms of the settlement agreement or board order shall control.

(13) Continuing authorization, through appropriate written consent forms, for disclosure by the treatment provider and/or approved monitor to the board, to treating and monitoring physicians, and to others involved in the monitoring process, of information necessary for those individuals to fulfill their respective duties and obligations.

(14) Minimum probationary term of at least five years, unless otherwise approved by the board.

(15) No requests by the probationer for modifications to probationary terms for at least three years, however, limited, isolated deviations from the probationary terms may be granted with the approval by the board or its probation committee in exceptional circumstances.

(16) Self-reporting of any violation of one or more terms of probation.

(B) Periods during which the probationer is not in compliance with all probationary terms shall toll the length of time of probation during which the probationer was out of compliance. The board shall issue a resolution setting forth the minimum length of time each violation will toll the probationary term. The resolution shall be updated as necessary and available on the board's web site, The board may implement additional disciplinary action in addition to or instead of tolling probation.

Last updated April 27, 2021 at 10:14 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3719.28, 4729.26
Amplifies: 3719.121, 4729.18
Five Year Review Date: 5/7/2026