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Click here for the rule concerning office-based treatment of opioid addiction to be rescinded

4731-11-12 Office based opioid treatment – To be rescinded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

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HealthScene Ohio Summer 2018 Issue Online

The final HealthScene Ohio magazine is now available. The summer 2018 issue features articles about the difference cataract surgery can make, protecting your eyes from the sun, anesthesiologist assistants role during surgery, trauma-informed care, using art and music as therapy, risks of melanoma, healthy sleep habits, alternatives to traditional vasectomies, colorectal cancer awareness, recognizing celiac disease, in utero surgical procedures and advancements in hearing aid technology.

 

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Limited Branch Practitioners Rules

Notice of October 25, 2018 Public Hearing

 

A public hearing on proposed rules will be held on October 25, 2018, 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.

 

Proposed rules applicable to limited branch practitioners:

4731-1-04: Scope of practice: mechanotherapy - proposed to be amended

4731-1-05: Scope of practice: massage therapy - proposed to be amended

4731-1-07: Eligibility of electrologists licensed by the Ohio state board of cosmetology to obtain licensure as cosmetic therapists pursuant to Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code and subsequent limitations - proposed to be amended

4731-1-10: Distance education - proposed to be amended

4731-1-15: Determination of standing of school, college, or institution - proposed to be amended

4731-1-17: Instructional staff in Ohio cosmetic therapy and massage therapy programs - proposed to be amended

 

Public Hearing Scheduled: Proposed PA Rules and Prescribing of Opioids for Subacute and Chronic Pain

Notice of September 26, 2018 Public Hearing

 

A public hearing on proposed rules will be conducted on September 26, 2018, 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.

 

Proposed physician assistant rules:

4730-2-04 Provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority - To be rescinded

47302-04 Period of on-site supervision of physician-delegated prescriptive authority - New rule

4730-2-05 Certificate to prescribe - To be rescinded

4730-2-05 Addition of valid prescriber number after initial licensure - New rule

 

Proposed rules to regulate the prescribing of opioid analgesics for subacute and chronic pain:

4731-11-01 Definitions - To be amended

4731-11-02 General Provisions - To be amended

4731-11-14 Prescribing for subacute and chronic pain – New rule

 

Click here for current chronic pain rules that are proposed to be rescinded:

4731-21-01 Definitions

4731-21-02 Utilizing prescription drugs for the treatment of chronic pain

4731-21-03 Continuing medical education

4731-21-04 Tolerance, physical dependence and addiction

4731-21-05 Violations

4731-21-06 Exceptions