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 to eligible licensees under One-bite?

Q: How can a provider apply for board approval as a treatment provider and/or continuing care provider for the One-bite program?

A: A provider may apply for board approval as a One-bite treatment provider by submission of the following application found here.

A provider may apply for board approval as a Continuing Care provider 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.gov.

 

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.

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.