Recent News


Important Information

from the State Medical Board of Ohio

Upcoming Holiday Closure in Observance of Independence Day

The Medical Board’s office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Latest eNews Issue Available

The June 21, 2017 issue of the Medical Board's eNews has arrived. Highlights: 

  • eLicense System Transition Complete & Video Instructions Available

  • Extended Customer Service Hours on June 24, 2017

  • Public Rules Hearing Set for Proposed Acute Pain Rules

  • New and Amended Rules Effective June 30, 2017 (podiatric licensure & pain management clinics)

  • Pharmacy Board Extends Deadline for OBOT Licensure

  • Board Seeks Subject Matter Experts

  • Lead Care Devices Alert

Click here for all of the details.


Deadline to Apply for CT Exam Approaching

The date of the next Cosmetic Therapy exam is Friday, July 7, 2017. The application must be submitted before 5 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017. Click here to submit an application.

A Public Rules Hearing Will Be Held on July 26, 2017

A public hearing on proposed rules will be held on July 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lobby Hearing Room, Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 E. Broad Street, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215. Oral and written testimony may be presented by any person affected by the proposed rules.

Notice of July 26, 2017 Public Hearing

Rules 4731-11-01, 4731-11-02 and 4731-11-13

The rules are applicable to the prescribing of controlled substances. Rule 4731-11-13 is proposed as a new rule applicable to prescribing opiate analgesics for acute pain. The rules will be applicable to physicians and physician assistants. 


New online system for MD, DO and DPM Licensees is LIVE

All MD, DO & DPM license applications and payments are now processed online in the eLicense system. These groups join our other licensees already operating in the online system.

If you are a first-time MD, DO, DPM or Training Certificate applicant, you can learn how to navigate eLicense here: 


For assistance registering for an account in the portal, learn more here:


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Newly Adopted and Amended Rules

The Medical Board adopted new and amended rules that are effective on 6-30-17.

Podiatric licensure rules: 4731-12-01, 4731-12-02, 4731-12-04, 4731-12-05, 4731-12-06 and 4731-12-07. (Please note: Rule 4731-12-03 was filed as a “no change” rule and will continue on without having to be re-adopted.)

Standards and procedures for the operation of a pain management clinic: 4731-29-01


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MD, DO and DPM Licensees

Physician license application and renewal is unavailable June 9 – 19 while the State Medical Board of Ohio converts MD, DO, DPM licenses, training certificates, special certificates and supervision agreements to a new online system. There will also be limited access to records and pending applications during the conversion. Starting June 19 all license applications will be online and paper applications/checks will no longer be accepted.


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Upcoming Holiday Closure in Honor of Memorial Day

The Medical Board’s office will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday at 8 a.m.

A Public Hearing Will Be Held June 23, 2017

​A public hearing will be held on June 23rd at 1:30 p.m. in the Lobby Hearing Room of The Rhodes State Office Tower. It is located at 30 E. Broad Street, 1st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Oral and written testimony may be presented by any person affected by the proposed rules.

Click here for information about the proposed rule rescissions, amendments and adoptions.