Impaired Practitioners

Proposed Rules Filed With The Common Sense Initiative Office

The State Medical Board of Ohio has filed proposed actions concerning rules with the Common Sense Initiative Office. The proposals are available for your comment. A state rule-making agency may propose to adopt a new rule, amend or rescind an existing rule, or propose to continue a rule without any changes. Executive Order 2011-01K and Sections 107.62 and 121.82, Ohio Revised Code, require state agencies to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community, and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the proposed rules. The Business Impact Analysis for the proposed rules discusses the purpose of the rule and identifies the nature of the adverse impact on licensees. The Common Sense Initiative review must be completed before the rules can begin the formal rulemaking process through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. 


At this time, public comment is being sought on the proposed actions for the following rules.

The Business Impact Analysis filed with the Common Sense Initiative and the rules can be found at the following link:  Business Impact Analysis and rules.

Rule 4731-16-01         Definitions
Rule 4731-16-02         General Procedures in Impairment Cases
Rule 4731-16-04         Other Violations          
Rule 4731-16-05         Examinations
Rule 4731-16-06         Consent Agreements and Orders for Reinstatement
Rule 4731-16-07         Treatment Provider Program Obligations
Rule 4731-16-08         Criteria for Approval
Rule 4731-16-09         Procedures for Approval
Rule 4731-16-10         Aftercare Contracts
Rule 4731-16-11         Revocation, Suspension, or Denial of Certificate of Good Standing
Rule 4731-16-12         Out-of-State Impairment Cases
Rule 4731-16-13         Duty to Report or Refer Practitioner, Execution of Release Forms
Rule 4731-16-14         Caffeine, Nicotine, and Over-The-Counter Drugs
Rule 4731-16-15         Patient Rights
Rule 4731-16-16         Practice Prohibition


Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than September 13, 2017

Please provide comments to both of the following: