Limited Branch Rules

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 most be completed before the rules can begin the formal rule-making 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:


Limited Branch Rules

4731-1-03:  General prohibitions. No changes proposed.

4731-1-04:  Scope of practice: mechanotherapy. Proposed to be amended.

4731-1-05:  Scope of practice: massage therapy. Proposed to be amended.

4731-1-06:  Scope of practice: naprapathy. No changes proposed.

4731-1-07:  Eligibility of electrologists licensed by the Ohio state board of cosmetology to obtain licensure as cosmetic therapists pursuant to Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code and subsequent limitation.  No changes proposed.

4731-1-09:  Cosmetic therapy curriculum requirements. No changes proposed.

4731-1-10:  Distance Education. Proposed to be amended.

4731-1-15:  Determination of standing of school, college, or institution. Proposed to be amended.

4731-1-17:  Instructional staff in Ohio cosmetic therapy and massage therapy programs. Proposed to be amended.


Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than October 16, 2017

Please provide comments to both of the following: