Recent News


Important Information

from the State Medical Board of Ohio

March Issue of eNews Published

The March 2018 issue of the Medical Board's eNews has arrived. Here are the highlights:

  • MDs, DOs can apply for certificate to recommend (CTR)

  • Schottenstein and Soin reappointed

  • OARRS Data Review

  • Updated FAQ for Office-based Opioid Treatment

  • Free Data 2000 Presciber Training

  • Seeking Expert Reviewers

  • Unclaimed Funds

  • Monthly Formal Action Reports

Click here for all of the details.


Now Accepting Certificate to Recommend Medical Marijuana Applications

The State Medical Board of Ohio is now accepting applications for a certificate to recommend (CTR) under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.


Click here to read full details.


Please note that just because physicians have an approved CTR, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program is not fully operational. The program is anticipated to be in place by September 2018 as outlined in HB523. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is currently structuring the patient registry with an anticipated go-live date sometime this summer. The dispensaries, where patients will purchase the product, are anticipated to be operational by September 2018.


February Issue of eNews Available

The February 2018 issue of the Medical Board's eNews has arrived. Here are the highlights:

  • April 1st Renewal Deadline Reminder

  • Dietetics and Respiratory Care Updates

  • Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium

  • Health Disparities and Infant Mortality

  • Medical Marijuana Q&A

  • Winter Issue of HealthScene Ohio

  •  Formal Actions Report

Click here for all of the details.


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Winter 2018 Issue of HealthScene Ohio Available

HealthScene Ohio, the Medical Board’s quarterly magazine, is now available. The winter 2018 issue features articles about health care providers and boundaries, the critical care that respiratory care professionals offer, the expertise that dietitians provide, mentoring future doctors, women's cardiovascular health, innovative vascular surgery, developments in robotic gynecological surgery, addressing infant mortality, treating addicted moms-to-be and helping child burn victims.


eLicense Downtime Saturday, 2/10 will be unavailable this Saturday, 2/10 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Individuals who need to apply for a license or renew their license in the next few days are encouraged to complete their applications before 6 p.m. on Saturday, 2/10.

Those who started-- but did not complete-- renewals or licensure applications while the OH/ID security login was in place (1/22-2/10), should look for an email over the next few days to reset their password. Other individuals (not in the process of applying or renewing) who had created an OH/ID account will need to reset their password the next time they log into

Renewal Deadline for Supervision Agreements and Allied Health Professionals

The State Medical Board of Ohio will waive the late fee through February 14, 2018 for expiring licenses. Additionally, the expiration for supervision agreements has been extended to February 15 (there is no fee associated with these).
What you should do for your license renewal:

  • Please complete all renewal steps on Save your progress.


  • Email Include your name and license number.

  • A customer service associate will manually remove the fee from the cart. We will notify you when you can log back in to complete the process.


What you should do for your supervision agreement renewal:

  • To begin, visit

  • Once logged in, you will see the Dashboard page.

  • Locate your physician license and click on the Options button for that license.

  • Select Supervision Agreements from the dropdown options.

  • You will be taken to the Medical License Agreements page.

  • Click the down arrow on the row corresponding with the agreement(s) you wish to renew.

  • Under Agreement Options, choose Renew.

Additional Resources:

Thank you again for your patience as we work with DAS to implement their added security protocol. Please contact us if you have any additional concerns.


Special Meeting on February 2, 2018

The State Medical Board of Ohio will convene a special meeting via telephone conference in order to consider acceptance of the permanent surrender of an individual’s certificate to practice. The special meeting is being held pursuant to Section 4731.22(M), Ohio Revised Code. The notice can be viewed here

January Issue of eNews Posted

The January 2018 issue of the Medical Board's eNews has arrived. Here are the highlights:

  • Welcome to the Dietitians and Respiratory Care Professionals

  • Dr. Saferin Reappointed

  • Supervision Agreements Must be Renewed Online by Physician

  • 1/31/18 Renewal Deadline for PAs and Allied Health Professionals

  • Changes to Faxed Prescriptions

  • OH|ID Program Launched

  • Seeking Expert Reviewers

  • Free DATA 2000 Training for Medication-Assisted Treatment

  • Medical Marijuana Q&A

  • PAs and X-Rays

  • Proposed Rules – Comment Period until February 2, 2018

Click here for all of the details.

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Welcome Dietitians and Respiratory Care Professionals

The Medical Board welcomes Ohio’s licensed dietitians and respiratory care providers. House Bill 49, the state budget bill, ordered the consolidation of several boards in Ohio. As a result, Dietetics and Respiratory Care Boards have merged to be part of the State Medical Board of Ohio. All licensees will continue to use to renew and update license information. We look forward to serving these new professionals as they work to protect and improve the health of Ohioans.

We are in the process of updating website information. Additional information can be found here:

Proposed Light-Based Medical Devices and Surgery Standards - Comment Period Open

You are invited to review proposed rule changes and submit comments. The proposed rules showing the amendments are located here on our website. Comments will be accepted until the close of business on February 2, 2018.


Memo concerning the proposed rules

4731-18-01  Definitions

4731-18-02 Use of light-based medical devices

4731-18-03 Delegation of the use of light-based medical devices for specified non-ablative procedures

4731-18-04 Delegation of phototherapy and photodynamic therapy

4731-25-08 Standards for surgery


Send your comments to: Nathan Smith, Senior Legal & Policy Counsel, State Medical Board of Ohio