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Rule 4755-2-04 | Investigations and inspections.


(A) The occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board ("board") shall investigate compliance with Chapters 4755. and 4779. of the Revised Code or any rule or order adopted by the board. Investigations shall include alleged grounds for the suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue or renew licenses, or reprimand, fine, or place a licensee on probation.

(B) Board investigators may conduct inspections at the work site of license holders to determine compliance with the laws and rules of the board. Investigators will carry proper identification to be shown upon request.

(C) Inspections include verifying proper supervision of and delegation of tasks to unlicensed personnel, reviewing documentation and medical records, and checking for authorized licensed practitioner referrals.

(D) Investigations of complaints shall include search for specific evidence regarding a case. In accordance with division (A) of section 4755.02 and division (C) of section 4779.28 of the Revised Code, the board may issue subpoenas to obtain copies of patient records personnel files of license holders, and other documents in connection with its investigations.

(E) All investigations and inspections shall be conducted pursuant to the laws and rules of the state of Ohio and are confidential subject to division (E) of section 4755.02 and division (B) of section 4779.33 of the Revised Code.

Last updated November 9, 2023 at 8:28 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4755.06, 4755.411, 4755.61, 4779.08
Amplifies: 4755.02, 4779.08
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/1991, 1/12/1996, 4/27/1996, 3/20/1998, 5/1/2008, 5/1/2011, 10/1/2020