On September 29, 2018, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) issued a new version of Rule 5101.63 that expands the list of individuals required to report suspected elder abuse. Now, any individuals licensed under Chapter 4731, those licensed to practice medicine and surgery, or Chapter 4723, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, … Continue reading New Rules for Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of Adults
The State Medical Board of Ohio (“Medical Board”) is authorized to take disciplinary action against a licensee based on a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 4731.22(B). Discipline can include, but is not limited to, suspension, permanent revocation and non-permanent revocation of a medical license. A suspension results in the loss of the license to … Continue reading The Differences Between Suspension, Permanent Revocation and Non-Permanent Revocation of a Medical License by the State Medical Board of Ohio
Attorney Beth Collis, of Collis Law Group LLC, was quoted in a Medscape article titled "The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: How to Protect Yourself". In the article Ms. Collis addresses the 9,000 complaints that the State Medical Board of Ohio receives each year. "Many are minor or frivolous, such as allegations that the … Continue reading Attorney Beth Collis quoted in Medscape article on Medical Board investigations
The State Medical Board of Ohio (“Board”) has proposed rules for a new confidential monitoring program, which, if approved, is anticipated to be implemented later this year and the rules for which would be contained in OAC 4731-28, Mental or Physical Impairment. The proposed program would be non-disciplinary and voluntary. The licensee’s participation in the … Continue reading Ohio Medical Board Proposes Confidential Monitoring Program for Licensees With Mental or Physical Illness Other Than a Substance Use Disorder
Did you know that in Ohio, if you give aid to a sick or injured person, the failure to report to law enforcement any gunshot or stab wound that you have treated or observed, or any serious physical harm to a person that you know or have reasonable cause to believe resulted from an offense … Continue reading OHIO PHYSICIANS: DO YOU KNOW THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS?
On September 8, 2016, Ohio House Bill 523 legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow patients, with certain medical conditions and upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician, to purchase and use medical marijuana. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program takes effect on September 8, 2018. Physicians may recommend, but … Continue reading Medical Marijuana Control Program Update
We receive questions concerning the steps that are required or necessary in connection with the closure of a medical practice. Typically, a physician who has devoted their entire life to the day-to-day practice of medicine is faced with numerous legal, accounting, and administrative tasks, some of which extend beyond the actual shut-down of the practice. … Continue reading Medical Practice Closure Considerations