Exposure Prone Invasive Procedure Rules

Comments due November 6, 2020

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 most be completed before the rules can begin the formal rule-making 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. Click to view the Business Impact Analysis and rules filed with the Common Sense Initiative.


Exposure Prone Invasive Procedure Rules

4731-17-01 Definitions – Amend to include respiratory care practice

4731-17-02 Universal Precautions – no changes

4731-17-03 Hand washing – no changes

4731-17-04 Disinfection and Sterilization – amend to correct minor errors

4731-17-05 Handling and disposal of sharps and wastes – amend to correct a minor error

4731-17-06 Barrier Techniques-no changes

4731-17-07 Violations – amend to add respiratory care code section


Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than November 6, 2020.  Please provide comments to both of the following:

Medical Board at: Judith.rodriguez@med.ohio.gov


Common Sense Initiative Office at: CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov