One Bite Program

Q: What is the One Bite program?

A: The One Bite program allows an eligible individual who is impaired due to substance use disorder to avoid formal disciplinary action by the Board. Under Ohio Revised Code 4731.251 and 4731.252, the One Bite program establishes confidential monitoring and treatment for eligible practitioners.

 

Q: Does the One Bite program include mental or physical conditions?

A: No. The One Bite program is only for substance use impairment. Additional information regarding mental or physical conditions can be found here

 

Q: Who is eligible for the One Bite program?

A: Eligibility for the One Bite program is determined by the monitoring organization and the Board-approved One Bite treatment providers.

 

Q: Who is the monitoring organization for the One Bite program?

A: The monitoring organization for the One Bite program is the Ohio Physicians Health Program.

 

Q: Who are the approved treatment providers and/or continuing care providers for licensees eligible under One Bite?

A: A list of current approved treatment providers for licensees eligible for the One Bite program can be found here. (No PDF Yet)

A list of current approved continuing care providers for licensees eligible for the One Bite program can be found here. (No PDF Yet)

 

Q: How does a treatment provider and/or continuing care provider apply for Board approval under the One Bite program?

A: A One Bite treatment provider may apply for Board approval or renewal of Board approval by submission of the following application found here.

A One Bite continuing care provider may apply for Board approval or renewal of Board approval by submission of the following application found here

The application must be submitted by mail ATTN: Donald Davis. Any questions regarding this application may be directed to Donald.Davis@med.ohio.go.

 

Q: How long does Board approval last?

A: Currently, Board approval is for a period of three years. An application for approval needs to be submitted to renew Board approval.

 

Q: How does a One Bite treatment provider and/or continuing care provider update its information with the Board?

A: Under the Ohio Administrative Code 4731-16-09(D), a treatment provider approved by the State Medical Board of Ohio must notify the Board of:

  • any changes to the transfer of ownership of the program;

  • change in location or locations of the program; or

  • change of directorship prior to the changes becoming effective.

A One Bite treatment provider may update its information with the Board by completing the following verification form

A One Bite continuing care provider may update its information with the Board by completing the following verification form

The completed form may be directed to med.compliance@med.ohio.gov.