O n January 31, the State Medical Board adopted rules for Ohio’s new One-bite program: a confidential program that allows an eligible practitioner who is impaired due to a substance use disorder to avoid formal disciplinary action by the Medical Board. Eligibility for the One-bite program is determined by the Ohio Physicians Health Program (OPHP), the board-approved monitoring organization responsible for conducting the One-bite program. The program is available to all Medical Board license types, except applicants for licensure. In order to be eligible for the confidential One-bite program, practitioners must meet the following criteria: 1. Be diagnosed with substance use disorder and impaired in ability to practice. 2. Be a first-time participant in the program 3. Have no prior disciplinary action for substance use disorder or impairment by any licensing board in Ohio To maintain eligibility for the One-bite program, practitioners must complete treatment at an approved One-bite program facility, complete continuing care, enter into a monitoring agreement with OPHP, and comply with all conditions of treatment and monitoring. OPHP will not disclose to the Medical Board the name or records relating to a practitioner participating in the One-bite program unless certain conditions exist . Participation in the One-bite program does not preclude the Medical Board from pursuing action for violating any other statute or board regulation. If you think you may qualify for the One-bite program or know a colleague in need of help, please contact the Ohio Physicians Health Program at (614) 841-9690 or email@example.com . For more information, see Sec. 4731.251 and 4732.252 of the Revised Code and Rule 4731-16-17 - 4731-16-21 of the Ohio Administrative Code.