Rule 4781-11-15 | Discipline.
(A) The division of real estate and professional licensing shall determine the need for adjudication hearings in accordance with sections 119.06 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. Pursuant to section 4781.21 of the Revised Code, the division investigates the conduct of any licensee and shall suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a license consistent with this chapter. Pursuant to section 4781.121 of the Revised Code, any person who has allegedly committed a violation of section 4781.16 of the Revised Code may be investigated.
After the suspension or revocation of a license issued pursuant to Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code, the superintendent shall notify the licensee of the right to request a hearing. The notice shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(B) For purposes of section 119.09 of the Revised Code, the record of an adjudication hearing before the Ohio division of real estate and professional licensing shall be provided by use of audio or video teleconferencing electronic recording devices. Such recording shall serve as the official record of the proceeding and may serve as the basis for a transcript for furnishing to a court upon appellate review. A stenographic service other than the divisions audio or video recording devices may be requested by one of the parties to the hearing. Advance written notice shall be provided to the division by the requesting party prior to the scheduled hearing date. All scheduling with the stenographic service shall be the responsibility of the party requesting the stenographic service. The testimony at the adjudication hearing shall be transcribed at the cost of the party requesting the stenographic service. Upon request, the stenographic service may provide a transcript of the adjudication hearing and the cost of the transcript shall be the responsibility of the party requesting the transcript. The division may use the transcript from the stenographic service as the official record of the proceeding.
(C) The decision of the superintendent shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(D) Any final order of the superintendent no longer subject to appeal may be publicly disseminated using any of the following methods:
(1) Publication in the division's newsletter;
(2) Press release(s); and
(3) Any other method deemed appropriate by the superintendent.