Standards and Procedures for Withdrawal Management for Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Comments due December 2, 2019

The State Medical Board of Ohio has filed proposed Physician Assistant and Physician 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 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. The rule number is a link to the rule and the Business Impact Analysis filed with the Common Sense Initiative. 

Chapter 4730-4 Physician Assistants – Office-based Opioid Treatment 
Rule 4730-4-01 Definitions - proposed to be amended
Rule 4730-4-02 Standards and procedures for withdrawal management for drug or alcohol addiction - new

Chapter 4731-33 Opioid Addiction 
Rule 4731-33-01 Definitions - proposed to be amended
Rule 4731-33-02 Standards and procedures for withdrawal management for drug or alcohol addiction - new


Comments on the proposed rules must be received no later than December 2, 2019. Please provide comments to both of the following: 

Medical Board at: 
Common Sense Initiative Office at: