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Holiday Closure in Observance of Thanksgiving Day

The Medical Board’s office will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The office will reopen on Friday at 8 A.M.

Notice of 12/17/18 Public Hearing

Notice of December 17, 2018 Public Hearing (2 notices)

1st notice

2nd notice

A public hearing on proposed rules will be conducted on December 17, 2108, 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.

 

Click here for the Respiratory Care rules proposed to be rescinded as either duplicative of Medical Board rules and/or the statutory provisions were changed as part of the board consolidation:

4761-1-01 Public hearings on adoption, amendment, or rescission of rules: methods of public notice.

4761-1-02 Notice of board meetings.

4761-2-01 Board organization.                 

4761-2-02 Personnel.      

4761-2-05 Personal information systems.

4761-4-02 Monitoring of Ohio respiratory care educational programs by the education committee of the Ohio respiratory care board.

4761-5-05 Non-resident practice of respiratory care.

4761-5-07 Criminal records check.

4761-8-02 Licensees not in active practice.

4761-11-01 Filing of complaints.

4761-11-02 Administrative procedure for refusal to issue or renew a license or permit, deny, suspend, or revoke a certificate or license.

4761-11-04 Representation; appearance; communication; applicability.

4761-11-05 Authority and duties of the board or hearing examiner.

4761-11-06 Continuance of hearing.

4761-11-07 Filing.  

4761-11-08 Service.

4761-11-09 Computation and extension of time.

4761-11-10 Motions.          

4761-11-11 Transcripts.

4761-11-12 Subpoenas for purposes of hearing.

4761-11-13 Mileage reimbursement and witness fees.

4761-11-14 Reports and recommendations.

4761-11-15 Exchange of documents and witness lists.      

4761-11-16 Depositions and transcripts of prior testimony.

4761-11-17 Witnesses.

4761-11-18 Expert testimony.

4761-11-19 Exhibits.

4761-12-02 Renewal fees.

4761-12-03 Replacement of license or certificate.

4761-13-01 Definitions for accessing confidential personal information.

4761-13-02 Procedures for accessing confidential personal information.

4761-13-03 Valid reasons for accessing confidential personal information.

4761-13-04 Confidentiality statutes.           

4761-13-05 Restricting and logging access to confidential personal information in computerized information systems.

4761-14-01 Accepting and storing hyperbaric technologist certifications.

 

Click here for the Respiratory Care rules proposed to be amended:

4761-2-03 Board records.            

4761-3-01 Definitions of terms.                

4761-4-01 Approval of educational programs.        

4761-6-01 Limited permit application procedure. 

4761-7-01 Original license or permit, identification card or electronic license verification.            

4761-9-01 Definition of respiratory care continuing education.     

4761-9-03 Activities which do not meet the Ohio RCCE requirements.    

4761-9-04 Ohio respiratory care law and professional ethics course criteria.       

4761-9-05 Approved sources of RCCE.   

4761-10-01 Ethical and professional conduct. 

   

Click here for the Respiratory Care rules proposed as new rules:

4761-4-02 Monitoring of Ohio respiratory care educational programs.

4761-15-01 Miscellaneous provisions

 

Newly Adopted Rules Effective 11/30/18

Newly Adopted Rules for Physician Assistants

The Medical Board adopted new rules at its last meeting that are effective on November 30, 2018:

 

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Office Closure in Observance of Veterans Day

The Medical Board's office will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Proposed Rules Hearing November 28

Notice of November 28, 2018 Public Hearing

 

A public hearing on proposed rules will be conducted on November 28, 2108, 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.

 

Rules to be addressed:

  • One-Bite: Confidential Monitoring Program for Impaired Physicians

  • Physicians and Physician Assistants: Medication-assisted treatment

  • Massage Therapists: Curriculum requirements

 

Proposed Rules

Click here for the physician assistant rules concerning medication-assisted treatment

4730-4-01 Definitions – New rule

4730-4-03 Office based treatment for opioid addiction – New rule

4730-4-04 Medication-assisted treatment using naltrexone – New rule

 

Click here for the rule concerning massage therapy curriculum

4731-1-16 Massage therapy curriculum requirements – To be amended

 

Click here for the rules concerning the One-Bite Program for impaired licensees

4731-16-17 Requirements for one-bite program – New rule

4731-16-18 Eligibility for one-bite program – New rule

4731-16-19 Monitoring organization for one-bite program – New rule

4731-16-20 Treatment providers in the one-bite program – New rule

4731-16-21 Continuing care for one-bite program – New rule

 

Click here for physician rules concerning medication-assisted treatment

4731-33-01 Definitions – New rule

4731-33-03 Office based treatment for opioid addiction – New rule

4731-33-04 Medication-assisted treatment using naltrexone – New rule

 

Click here for the rule concerning office-based treatment of opioid addiction to be rescinded

4731-11-12 Office based opioid treatment – To be rescinded

 

October eNews

The October 2018 issue of the Medical Board's eNews is available. Here are the highlights:

  • Communications to Prescribers Regarding OARRS and ICD-10 Code Compliance

  • Chronic and Sub-Acute Pain Prescribing Rules Update

  • One-Bite: Confidential Monitoring Program

  • Did You Know - Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program (OPLRP)

  • Standard Care Arrangements with Advanced Practice Nurses

  • Data 2000 Prescriber Training for Medication-Assisted-Treatment

  • Ohio Department of Health 2019 State J-1 Visa Waiver Program Application Cycle

  • Medical Marijuana - New Video for Physicians and CTR Applications

  • Holiday Office Closure

Click here for all of the details.

 

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10AM - 2PM

 

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/DEANationalTakeBack

 

According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 11.5 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Ohio Medical Professionals Now Legally Required to Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Effective September 29th, section 5101.63 of the Revised Code significantly expanded the list of individuals mandated to report suspected elder abuse in Ohio. Included on the list of mandatory reporters are medical professionals.

 

To support medical professionals in their new responsibilities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) developed training materials on identifying and reporting elder abuse. ODJFS has developed the reference guide with information specifically for individuals working in the medical field. To read more about the code and find the guide, please visit our resource page: 

http://med.ohio.gov/Resources/Reporting-Elder-Abuse

The Ohio State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program is Open

The 2019 application cycle for the Ohio State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program is open. All applications must be postmarked by November 9, 2018.

 

The Ohio Department of Health participates in the State 30 Program to increase access to health care services for Ohio’s underserved populations. J-1 visa waivers allow foreign medical graduates to remain in the United States after completing residency/fellowship training in exchange for a three-year commitment to provide health care services in underserved areas.

 

For more information regarding program guidelines and application instructions, please visit: bit.ly/2NBCPsy.

 

Upcoming Office Closure

The Medical Board's office will be closed on Monday, October 8th in observance of Coumbus Day. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.