Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics for Acute Pain

Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than May 26, 2017.


Proposed Rules Filed With The Common Sense Initiative Office

The State Medical Board of Ohio has filed proposed actions concerning rules with the Common Sense Initiative Office. The proposals are available for your comment. A state rule-making agency may propose to adopt a new rule, amend or rescind an existing rule, or propose to continue a rule without any changes. Executive Order 2011-01K and Sections 107.62 and 121.82, Ohio Revised Code, require state agencies to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community, and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the proposed rules. The Business Impact Analysis for the proposed rules discusses the purpose of the rule and identifies the nature of the adverse impact on licensees. The Common Sense Initiative review must be completed before the rules can begin the formal rulemaking process through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. 


At this time, public comment is being sought on the proposed actions for the following rules. The rule number is a link to the rule and the Business Impact Analysis filed with the Common Sense Initiative.


Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics for Acute Pain

  • 4731-11-01          Definitions (related to controlled substances)

  • 4731-11-02          General provisions (related to controlled substances)

  • 4731-11-13          Prescribing of opioid analgesics for acute pain

  • Business Impact Analysis

  • Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than May 26, 2017. Please send comments to the Medical Board and to the Common Sense Initiative Office.

  • Please provide comments to both of the following:

  • Questions may be directed to: Sallie Debolt, Senior Counsel, State Medical Board of Ohio at