Treatment and Compliance

Program Overview

The State Medical Board of Ohio's Compliance Program supervises providers whose licenses have been suspended and/or placed on probation through a formal board action. Providers who are under supervision are expected to fulfill all requirements unique to his or her Board Order or Consent Agreement and remain responsive to board staff throughout the probationary period. Board staff monitors licensees in the program through the utilization of effective program tools and provides guidance and support so licensees can resume safe medical practice and successfully complete the program. Providers found to be out of compliance with the conditions outlined in their Board Order or Consent Agreement are subject to additional board sanctions.

Information regarding the board’s confidential programs for substance abuse and mental health/physical health issues can be found below:

One Bite program can be found here.

Confidential monitoring can be found here.


VIDEO - How to Manage Your Compliance Case

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Duty to Report

As a licensee of the State Medical Board of Ohio, you have a statutory and ethical duty to report misconduct. You are obligated to report violations of law, rule and code of ethics standards to the Medical Board. To visit the Duty to Report webpage, click here. You will find the new CME requirements for MDs, DOs and DPMs, video course and technical recommendations, FAQs and the rules.


Compliance Updates

Important program updates will be posted here. For specific questions regarding any updates, please contact the Compliance Department.

  • Compliance Guideline Updates: At the December 8, 2021 meeting, the SMBO approved the updated Compliance violation guidelines. These updates took effect on 1/31/22. The updated violation guidelines utilize a system of graduated sanctions that appropriately address various levels of violations. The new guidelines increase the use of sanctions such as office conferences, written warnings, and caution letters. You should review these guidelines along with your board order or consent agreement. 

​​​Compliance guidelines for probationary violations


  • At the January 12 and February 9 board meetings, the SMBO approved the implementation of new applications, acknowledgements, templates and guidelines relating Practice Plans, Return to Work Evaluations, Physician Monitors and Chaperones utilized by licensees under a Board Order or Consent Agreement for probation with these requirements. These new guidelines went into effect on February 28. Probationers with Physician Monitors and Chaperone requirements were sent notification of these update from the Compliance Department.

Chaperone: GuidelinesApplication, Acknowledgement 

Physician Monitoring Updates

Practice Plan Updates

Return to Work Template

Any questions regarding these updates should be directed to:


Treatment Provider Map

If you are a treatment provider looking for additional information, click here.

Public Resources

All board actions are public and can be found on the licensee’s profile page. To find out if a licensee has had formal disciplinary action, click here.

For information on how to file a complaint, click here.



Compliance Department 


Holly Scott

Compliance Officer



Forms and Helpful Links

Compliance FAQs

Compliance Forms

​Designated Testing Facilities

Physician Wellness Resources

Reinstatement Resources