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March 2021

House bills 404 and 442; continuing education audits to resume; COVID-19 updates; ICD-10 code reminder; BWCs virtual Medical & Health Symposium; safety alert regarding hyaluron pens; duty to report; death certificates; new prescriber compounding rules; subject matter experts

 

February 2021

Celebrating 125 years; SMBO joins Ohio's Human Trafficking Task Force; House bill 404; scam alert; COVID-19 updates; Medical Board reviews petitions; duty to report; licensee obligation to complete death certificates; track your CE/CME with CE Broker; prescriber compounding rules, effective March 31; board seeks subject matter experts

 

January 2021

Medical board officers; new rules; comment on proposed rules; House Bill 404; scam alert; Medical Reserve Corp volunteers wanted; updated survey - Ohio health care provider staffing; COVID-19 vaccine toolkit; COVID-19 webinar; links to ODHs program information; temporary relaxation of physician assistant supervision; licensee obligation to complete death certificates; new prescriber compounding rules, effective March 31; influenza vs. COVID-19; duty to report; board seeks subject matter experts (family medicine, internal medicine and pain management and medical marijuana); February office closures

 

December 2020

New board member appointment; scam alert; Ohio health care provider staffing survey; COVID-19 vaccine; vaccine program webinar; licensure during the state of emergency; COVID-19 testing sites; licensee obligation to complete death certificates; petition to add qualifying condition; duty to report; board seeks subject matter experts (family medicine, internal medicine and pain management and medical marijuana); December office closures

 

November 2020

Updated regulations; check your expiration date; license renewals impacted by COVID; reminder regarding extortion scam; petition to add qualifying condition; rules filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office, comments due 11/6; board seeks subject matter experts (family medicine, internal medicine and pain management and medical marijuana); COVID-19 updates; Ohio Statewide Pediatric Low Vision Directory; November office closures

 

October 2020

Updated regulations; check your expiration date; license renewals impacted by COVID; OARRS account update and delegate reverification workflow; mental health and substance use disorder benefits toolkit; board seeks subject matter; COVID-19 updates; electronic death certification available

 

September 2020

COVID-19 related license renewal date changes; September is National Preparedness Month; newly adopted rules; proposed rules; COVID-19 updates; electronic death certification; board seeks subject matter experts; board seeks physician assistant policy committee member; holiday office closure; Health News Ohio magazine summer issue

 

August 2020 eNews

FY20 annual report; COVID-19 related license renewal date changes; duty to report; board seeks subject matter experts; holiday office closure

 

July 2020 eNews

House Bill 197 (limited renewal date extension); COVID-19 Minority Strike Force Report; Health Alert for methanol-based hand sanitizers; no-cost COVID-19 testing; MBLEx fee increase Oct. 1; new qualifying condition for OMMCP; duty to report; board seeks subject matter experts

 

COVID-19 Medical Board Update and Other eNews (June 2020 eNews)

COVID-19 updates; massage therapy, acupuncture & cosmetic therapy FAQs; CTR physician annual report; duty to report; board seeks subject matter experts; Health News Ohio magazine

 

Responsible RestartOhio Requirements and Guidance (May 2020 eNews)

Responsible RestartOhio sector-specific operating requirements; health care restart resources; new committee appointments; EMS public record exemptions; board seeks subject matter experts; holiday office closure

 

Summary from April Board Meeting (April 2020 eNews)

Discussion from board meeting regarding COVID-19; conserving PPE; essential vs non-essential surgeries checklist; Medical Board staff update; EMS public records exemptions, board seeks medical marijuana subject matter expert; DATA 2000 prescriber training

 

COVID-19 Update from Ohio Department of Health (March 2020 eNews)

Updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidance documents; EMS public records exemptions; reporting scam phone calls; additional medical marijuana conditions considered; J-1 waiver program open; board seeks medical marijuana subject matter expert; new non-pharmacy terminal distributor rules; Vaccines for Children; DATA 2000 prescriber training

 

2019 Novel Coronavirus Alert and Reporting Requirement (February 2020 eNews)

Reporting requirement for 2019 novel coronavirus; communication disability database informs law enforcement during traffic stops; accepting applications for advisory council seats; free DEA DATA 2000 waiver trainings; board seeks subject matter experts; Ohio physician loan repayment program; 2020 J-1 waiver program application cycle now open; holiday office closure

 

Extortion Scam Affects Medical Board Licensees (January 2020 eNews)

Reminder to All Licensees Regarding Extortion Scam; Medical Board Officers for 2020; DEA DATA 2000 Waiver Trainings; 2020 J-1 Waiver Program Application Cycle Now Open; Medical Board Seeks to Contract with Victim Coordinators; Board Seeks Subject Matter Experts; Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program; holiday office closure

 

Board launches confidential complaint hotline (December 2019 eNews)

Confidential complaint hotline; Loucka named director of the Medical Board; new rules effective 11/30/19; petition to add qualifying condition; board seeks subject matter experts; Health News Ohio magazine; holiday office closure

 

Board releases cultural competency video (November 2019 eNews)

Cultural Comptency video released; CME guidance; new rules; HHS releases new guidance on opioid tapering; medical board seeks victim coordinators and subject matter experts; medical marijuana control update; petition to add qualifying condition window open; Health News Ohio magazine; cosmetic therapy exam registration deadline; office closure

 

Budget Edition eNews

Ohio’s law will change in October affecting Medical Board licensees

 

October 2019 eNews

House Bill 166 changes Ohio laws; CME guidance; new rules; new Spanish documents available; board seeks victim coordinators and subject matter experts; medical marijuana control update; Drug Take Back Day; office closure

 

September 2019 eNews

Medical Board responds to governor's working group report; September is National Recovery Month; new Spanish documents available; October 1 renewal deadline; public hearing notice; board seeks victim coordinators and subject matter experts; medical marijuana control update; cosmetic therapy exam registration deadline

 

August 2019 eNews

New confidential One-bite Program; scam targets Ohio physicians; FY 2019 annual report; PCP Cancer Survivorship E-learning Series; Senate Bill 57 legalizes hemp; new rules effective July 31; public hearing August 9; Health News Ohio launch; medical marijuana control update and product recall; subject matter experts sought; cosmetic therapy exam registration deadline; office closure September 2

 

July 2019 eNews

OARRS; medical marijuana subject matter experts sought; new resources available for chronic and subacute pain prescribing; OMMCP update; free opioid tapering webinar; new EMS public record exemptions; office closure; board meeting dates

 

June 2019 eNews

New rules effective May 31; new EMS public record exemptions; new board member appointments; new chronic and subacute prescribing resources; J-1 waiver deadline; accepting applications for dietetics council and physician assistant committee; medical marijuana control update; cosmetic therapy deadline; office closure July 4

 

May 2019 eNews

New rules effective April 30 for MAT; new rules effective April 30 for genetic counselors; proposed rules and comment deadlines; upcoming hearings; 2019 J-1 Waiver Program Application Cycle now open; July 1 renewal deadline reminder; Drug Trend Report from OSAM; Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program update; cosmetic therapy exam; MBLEx fee to increase; office closure May 27

 

April 2019 eNews

Accepting Comments for Proposed Subacute and Chronic Pain Rules and Proposed Military Rules; Did You Know - Physician Assistant Supervision Agreements; 2019 Board Meeting Dates; Free Webinar "Primary Care Providers and Gestational Diabetes: Identifying the Connection"; Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program Update; Cosmetic Therapy Exam July 9; New Email Address for Licensure, CME & Renewal Inquiries

 

February/March 2019 eNews

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

 

January 2019 eNews

New Rules for One-bite Program and Limited Branch; Reporting Loss, Theft of Dangerous Drugs & Documents; Did you Know - Complaint and Investigation Process; Public Hearing: Genetic Counselor Rules; Chronic & Subacute Pain Opioid Prescription Regulations; Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program Update; Cosmetic Therapy Exam; February Office Closure

 

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