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from the State Medical Board of Ohio

August eNews

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

  • Upcoming license renewal deadlines

  • Confidential Monitoring Program rules effective August 31, 2018

  • FY 2018 annual report

  • Drug abuse trends in Ohio

  • Did you know - licensure renewal

  • Board member reappointed

  • Certificates to Recommend (CTR)

  • Medical marijuana subject matter experts

  • CBD oil considered marijuana per federal law

  • Track your CE/CME

Click here for all of the details

Upcoming Holiday Closure

In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday at 8 a.m.


SMBO accepting applications for Dietetics Advisory Council seat

The State Medical Board of Ohio is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to fill the vacant educator seat on the Dietetics Advisory Council. The Board appoints the Dietetics Advisory Council to advise the Board on issues relating to the practice of dietetics. 

The statutory requirements for that seat are that the educator must have a doctoral degree and hold a regular faculty appointment in a program that prepares students to meet the requirements of R.C. 4759.06(A)(4). Note:  R.C. 4759.06(A)(4) states that one of requirements for applicant for licensure to practice dietetics is “[h]as received a baccalaureate or higher degree from an institution of higher education that is approved by the board or a regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the council on postsecondary accreditation, and has completed a program consistent with the academic standards for dietitians established by the academy of nutrition and dietetics.” 

The Dietetics Advisory Council shall meet at least four times each year. The vacant educator seat will require a commitment until April 2021 which would entail attendance at approximately 9 quarterly meetings which generally run for 1-2 hours once a quarter in Columbus. Members of the council are reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses associated with travel to Columbus for the meetings. 


At council meetings, members of the council discuss issues relating to the practice of dietetics in Ohio, and the council may submit recommendations to the Medical Board in the following areas:   

(1) Requirements for issuing a license to practice as a dietitian or as a limited permit holder, including the educational and experience requirements that must be met to receive the license or permit;
(2) Existing and proposed rules pertaining to the practice of dietetics and the administration and enforcement of this chapter;
(3) Standards for the approval of educational programs required to qualify for licensure and continuing education programs for licensure renewal;
(4) Policies related to the issuance and renewal of licenses and limited permits;
(5) Fees for the issuance and renewal of a license to practice dietetics as a licensee or as a limited permit holder;
(6) Standards of practice and ethical conduct in the practice of dietetics; and
(7) The safe and effective practice of dietetics, including scope of practice and minimal standards of care.


If you are interested in serving as the educator member of the council, please submit an application by email to by September 14, 2018. 


Click here for the application


Special Meeting on August 23, 2018

The State Medical Board of Ohio will hold a special meeting via conference call to consider acceptance of the permanent surrender of an individual’s certificate to practice. The notice can be viewed here

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July eNews Published

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

  • Licensure Survey

  • Did You Know?

  • Supervision Agreement Changes

  • Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) Updates

  • Certificates to Recommend

  • Screen for Green (Harmful Algal Blooms)

  • Track Your CE/CME

  • Website Updates

  • Hepatitis A Outbreak

Click here for all of the details


CT Exam Set for August 27

The date of the next Cosmetic Therapy exam is Monday, August 27, 2018. The application must be submitted before 5 p.m. on Monday, August 13. Click here for information and to submit an application.

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New OARRS Report Available From Board of Pharmacy

OARRS prescriber users now have access to an additional tool on their OARRS dashboard. Prescribers will be able to regularly generate their mandatory use compliance reports in OARRS. This tool will allow for prescribers to generate monthly compliance reports for patients that were prescribed an opioid or a benzodiazepene for more than a seven days' supply and automatically view which patients were not queried by you or your delegate.


To view your report:

  • Log into your OARRS account

  • Click Menu

  • Select MyRx

  • Click My Mandatory Use Compliance tab


Monthly compliance reports will include the date when the report was compiled and what dates are contained in the report. Use this infographic guide as you navigate requesting the report.


June Issue of eNews Published

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

  • Supervision Agreement Changes

  • Upcoming License Renewal Deadlines

  • Policy Statement for Massage Therapists

  • Proposed Rules

  • Out-of-State License Verifications

  • Prescriber Resources


  • Certificates to Recommend

  • NTSB Safety Recommendation

  • Harmful Algal Blooms

  • Free CME and Continuing Education Webinar

Click here for all of the details.


Holiday Closure

In observance of Independence Day, our office will be closed tomorrow, July 4th. We will resume normal business hours on Thursday at 8 a.m.



Board Seeks Comment on Two Proposed Rules

The Medical Board is seeking comments on the initial review of two rules. The proposed language for each rule can be found by clicking on the links below.

Comments on the rules should be submitted to Sallie Debolt, Senior Counsel, State Medical Board of Ohio at by July 9th. 


Massage Therapy Curriculum Requirements

Scope of Practice: Massage Therapy