Exposure Prone Invasive Procedures

Comments due September 18, 2020

At this time, public comment is being sought on the proposed language for the following rules.  The rule number is a link to the rule and a memo explaining the proposed action.


The State Medical Board of Ohio seeks public input on proposed rules several times during the rule-making process. Public input is sought after the Medical Board has conducted its initial review of rules, after rules are filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office, and at the public hearing that occurs after the rules are formally filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.


The Medical Board’s initial review of rules may result in a proposal to amend current rules, rescind current rules, make no changes to current rules, and/or adopt new rules. Comments received will be reviewed and possibly result in changes to the initially proposed language before the rules are then filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office.


The rules in 4731-17 related to Hearings are being circulated for comments from interested parties. The proposed changes are highlighted below:


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 Violations – amend to add respiratory care code section


Deadline for submitting comments: Friday, September 18, 2020

Comments to:

Judy Rodriguez, Public Services Manager