Rule 4732-9-06 | Temporary licensure for members of the military and spouses.
(A) "Military duty" has the same meanings as in section 4743.041 of the Revised Code.
(B) The board shall include questions on all applications for initial licensure inquiring as to whether the applicant is an active military duty service member or the spouse of an active military duty service member.
(C) Pursuant to division (D) of section 4743.041 of the Revised Code, the state board of psychology shall issue a temporary license to practice psychology or school psychology if the individual demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board all of the following:
(1) The individual provides adequate proof to the board that the individual or the individual's spouse has been deployed to military duty in Ohio;
(2) The individual holds a valid license to practice psychology or school psychology issued by the psychologist licensing agency of another state;
(3) The individual is in good standing in all states of licensure; and,
(4) The individual complies with the criminal records check requirements of rule 4732-9-04 of the Administrative Code.
(D) To document, track, prioritize, and expedite the issuance of licenses under this rule, the board shall process the application in the following manner:
(1) Route the application to the board staff member responsible for monitoring and tracking applications received under this rule;
(2) Communicate with the applicant regarding the status of the application, including what information is needed to complete the application;
(3) Prioritize the application for approval even if it was received later than applications requiring general processing.
(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Revised Code, the board shall waive all fees associated with the application for a temporary license under this rule.
(E) An applicant for a temporary license must certify that, to the best of the applicant's knowledge, the applicant is not under investigation by the licensing agency of another state.
(F) The board shall notify the applicant that the board has received the results of a criminal records check within twenty-four hours after receiving the results. If the board finds that the individual is under investigation by the licensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction, the board may postpone issuing the license until the investigation is complete and the licensing agency of the other state confirms that the individual is in good standing.
(G) If an applicant for a temporary license fails to complete the application process within six months of the initial application submission, the board may notify the applicant in writing of its intention to consider the application as abandoned. If no response is received by the board within thirty days, the board shall consider the application as abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken.
(H) The board shall issue a temporary license within fourteen days of having received the results of the criminal record checks, provided that the application is otherwise complete and the applicant is not under investigation by the licensing agency of another state.
(I) A license issued in accordance with this rule shall be considered a license issued under the laws regulating the practice of psychology and school psychology.
(J) A temporary license issued under this rule shall be valid for a maximum of six years and is not eligible for renewal.
(K) The board may issue a regular license to a applicant applying under this rule, in lieu of issuing a temporary license, provided that the applicant meets the requirements of this rule, and provided that the regular license is issued by the deadline specified in paragraph (G) of this rule. A regular license is valid for two years and is subject to biennial renewal requirements pursuant to rule 4732-1-06 of the Administrative Code.
(L) A holder of a temporary license may apply for licensure under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code at any time before or after the expiration of a temporary license. A holder or previous holder of a temporary license must meet all requirements for licensure under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code and all rules adopted thereunder.
(M) The board shall, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, deny an individual's application for a temporary license or revoke an individual's temporary license issued under this section if any of the following circumstances occur:
(1) The individual's license issued by another state expires or is revoked or suspended, or the individual is not in good standing;
(2) With respect to an individual who was eligible for a temporary license under this section as the spouse of an individual on military duty, six months have elapsed since the divorce, dissolution, or annulment of the marriage;
(3) The individual is disqualified from obtaining a license because of a conviction, judicial finding of guilt, or plea of guilty to a disqualifying criminal offense specified on the list the board makes available pursuant to division (C) of section 9.78 of the Revised Code.
(N) An individual with a temporary license issued under this rule may practice psychology or school psychology in this state only within the scope of practice that is permitted under Ohio law and that does not exceed the individual's education, training, and experience.
Last updated April 8, 2021 at 1:19 PM