In accordance with Board Rule 4734-11-01, the Board may grant the following considerations to military personnel:
1. Extension of CE Reporting Period for Chiropractic and Acupuncture CE
A licensee may request an extension of the current renewal reporting period if he or she has served on active duty inside or outside the U.S. in excess of 31* days during the CE earning period (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020) in the armed forces of the U.S., the Ohio National Guard, the Ohio Military Reserve, the Ohio Naval Militia, the National Guard of any other state, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the U.S.
In order to request an extension, the licensee must submit proper documentation certifying the active duty service and the length of that active duty service. Upon receipt of the request and proper documentation, the Board will extend the current reporting period by an amount equal to the total number of months the licensee spent on active duty during the current reporting period.
*Any portion of a month served on active duty will be considered one full month.
2. Chiropractic and Acupuncture Continuing Education
Upon request, the Board will consider relevant education, training, or service completed as a member of the armed forces of the U.S. or reserve components, the Ohio National Guard, the Ohio Military Reserve, the Ohio Naval Militia, or the National Guard of any other state in determining whether a licensee has fulfilled the CE required to renew a license or certificate.
3. Reinstate Your Chiropractic License
a. If a licensee forfeited his or her license due to service in the armed forces of the U.S. or a reserve component of the armed forces of the U.S., including the Ohio National Guard or the National Guard of any state:
b. If a licensee forfeited his or her license due to their spouse serving in the armed forces of the U.S. or a reserve component of the armed forces of the U.S., including the Ohio National Guard or the National Guard of any state and their service resulted in the licensee’s absence from Ohio:
The license may be reinstated without penalty or reexamination, if not otherwise disqualified because of mental or physical disability, if the licensee presents satisfactory evidence of the service member’s discharge under honorable conditions or release under honorable conditions from active duty or National Guard duty within six months after the discharge or release.
Applicants for reinstatement must abide by the applicable CE requirements as outlined in Board Rule 4734-7-05.* http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4734-7-05v2
If you wish to reinstate your license, click on the Reinstate Your License drop down menu to review the instructions.
*Unless the licensee qualifies for consideration in accordance with number 2 above.
If you have any questions regarding military considerations for you or your spouse, please contact the Board.