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National Rx Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

Saturday, April 27

10AM - 2PM

 

According to results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 2 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers for the first time within the past year, which averages to approximately 5,480 people per day. The study also shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. By reducing the availability of these unused medications through proper disposal, the fewer drugs there are to be misused, and fewer people will be at risk for abuse, addiction, overdose and even death.

 

The DEAs National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. If you have unwanted or expired Rx meds, you can find collection sites throughout Ohio: http://bit.ly/2I4lNVe

Notice of May 13, 2019 Rules Hearing

A public hearing on proposed rules will be held on May 13, at 1:30 p.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 May 13, 2019 Public Hearing

 

Surgical standards

4731-18-01 Standards for surgery - To be rescinded

4731-25-08 Standards for surgery - To be adopted as a new rule

 

Physician licensure

4731-6-01 Definitions - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-02 Preliminary education for medical and osteopathic licensure - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-03 Eligibility for the medical and osteopathic examination - To be rescinded

4731-6-05 Format of medical and osteopathic examination - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-07 Passing average on examination - To be rescinded

4731-6-10 Clinical competency examination - To be rescinded

4731-6-14 Eligibility for licensure by examination - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-15 Eligibility for licensure of national board diplomates and medical council of Canada licentiates - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-16 Eligibility for medical or osteopathic licensure by endorsement of licenses granted by other states - To be rescinded

4731-6-21 Application procedures for certificate issuance; investigation - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-22 Abandonment and withdrawal of medical and osteopathic licensure applications - To be amended

4731-6-30 Training certificates - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-31 Limited preexamination registration and limited certification - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-32 Clinical research faculty certificates - To be rescinded

4731-6-33 Special activity certificates - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-34 Volunteer certificates - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-6-35 Processing applications from service members, veterans, or spouses of service members or veterans -To be amended 

 

Anesthesiologist assistant rules

4731-24-01 Definitions - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-24-02 Anesthesiologist assistants: supervision - To be rescinded and adopted as a new rule with amendments

4731-24-03 Anesthesiologist assistants: enhanced supervision - To be rescinded and adopted a new rule with amendments

 

Limited branch of medicine practitioners

4731-1-02 Application of rules governing limited branches of medicine - To be amended

 

Licensees who receive a controlled substance for treatment of opioid dependence

4731-16-16 Practice prohibition - To be rescinded

 

Assessing and granting clearance for return to practice or competition after a concussion

4731-31-01 Requirements for assessing and granting clearance for return to practice and competition - To be amended

 

Physicians who prescribe a drug to be administered by a pharmacist by injection

4731-34-01 Standards and procedures to be followed by physicians when prescribing a dangerous drug that may be administered by a pharmacist by injection - To be adopted as a new rule

 

Newly Adopted Rules Effective 4/30/19

There are new rules that have been adopted by the Medical Board that are effective on April 30, 2019:

 

Medication-assisted Treatment Rules

Physician Assistant Rules (Chapter 4730-4, OAC)

Physician Rules (Chapter 4731-33, OAC)

 

Genetic Counselor Rules

Genetic Counselor Rules (Chapters 4778-1 and 4778-2, OAC)

 

Cosmetic Therapy Exam Set for July 9

The date of the next Cosmetic Therapy exam is Tuesday, July 9. The application must be submitted before 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Click here for information and to submit an application.

April 2019 eNews

The April 2019 issue of the Medical Board's eNews is available. Here are the highlights:

  • Accepting Comments for Proposed Subacute and Chronic Pain Rules and Proposed Military Rules

  • Did You Know - Physician Assistant Supervision Agreements

  • Free Webinar "Primary Care Providers and Gestational Diabetes: Identifying the Connection"

  • 2019 Board Meeting Dates

  • Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program Update

  • Cosmetic Therapy Exam July 9

  • New Email Address for Licensure, CME & Renewal Inquiries

Supervision Agreement Changes

​Effective September 2018, the State Medical Board of Ohio no longer requires Physician Assistant Supervision Agreements to be filed with or approved by the Board. Supervising physicians are responsible for keeping the completed and signed agreement with the physicians records and it must be readily accessible for on-site inspection.

Since supervision agreements are no longer filed with the Board, there is no expiration nor renewal of them. They are living documents that remain active until terminated. They can be amended at any time to change the scope of practice or PA responsibilities. For your convenience, you may use the forms below as your template or create your own documents.

For more information regarding supervision agreements, see ORC 4730.19

 

 

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License Renewal Deadline 4/1/19

Licenses will expire on April 1 for physicians, massage therapists and cosmetic therapists with a last name beginning with C or D. If your license is not renewed by that date, your license expires and you must cease practicing. Physicians with an expired license will be unable to log on to OARRS. 

 

All license renewals are processed online through the elicense.ohio.gov portal. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted for payment. Renewed licenses will be valid until April 1, 2021.  

A short “how-to” video is available here or through the “Renew a License” link on the Medical Board’s homepage.  

Send your renewal questions to license@med.ohio.gov for help.

March 2019 eNews

The March 2019 issue of the Medical Board's eNews is available. Here are the highlights:

  • Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conference

  • New Medical Board Rules Effective February 28

  • Reminder - April 1 Renewal Deadline

  • New Rules Governing OARRS

  • Public Hearing 3/12/19

  • Cultural Competency Guide

  • Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program Update

  • Cosmetic Therapy Exam 3/25/19

  • New Email Address for Licensure, CME & Renewal Inquiries

Click here to read the issue.

Newly Adopted Rules Effective 2/28/19

Amended, new and rescinded rules for Respiratory Care 

The Medical Board adopted new rules that were effective on February 28, 2019:

 

Amended and new rules (OAC Chapter 4761) 

Rescinded rules (OAC Chapter 4761) 

 

 

Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conference

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting two regional one-day Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDAC) on Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The same conference will be held both days and participants can attend either day. Seating is limited at these conferences and it is recommended that you register as early as possible. The conferences will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland.

The Federation of State Medical Boards designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Click here for details and registration information