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from the State Medical Board of Ohio

Board Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Limited Branch Rules

Public comment is being sought on the following proposed Medical Board rules filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office. The Business Impact Analysis and the proposed rules can be found by clicking on the links below.

Comments on any of the rules should be submitted no later than October 16, 2017 to both the Medical Board ( and the Common Sense Initiative Office (

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 to reflect that wallet cards are no longer issued.

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.


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