Termination of Physician-Patient Relationship

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.  Access the Business Impact Analysis and rules filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office by clicking on each summary paragraph below.


The following rules in Chapter 4731-27 of the Administrative Code set the requirements for a physician’s dismissal of a patient from a medical practice and requirements for notice when a physician leaves a practice at a health care facility or medical practice.

4731-27-01 Definitions

4731-27-02 Dismissing a patient from a medical practice

4731-27-03 Notice of termination of physician employment or physician leaving a practice, selling a practice, or retiring from practice.


Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than August 20, 2018. Please provide comments to both of the following:

Medical Board at: Sallie.Debolt@med.ohio.gov


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