Physicians: Pay Attention to Supervision Agreements

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.19, before initiating supervision of one or more physician assistants licensed in Ohio, a physician licensed in Ohio must enter into a supervision agreement with each physician assistant who will be supervised.

Ohio Medical Board to Impose Monetary Fines

The State Medical Board of Ohio is authorized to impose a range of sanctions against a physician for violating the Board's laws and rules. The sanctions range from a reprimand to suspension, limitation, revocation or permanent revocation of a medical license. R.C. 4731.22(B)(22).  http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4731.22v1.  However, for actions that arise AFTER September 29, 2015, in addition to imposing one … Continue reading Ohio Medical Board to Impose Monetary Fines

The Ohio Medical Board’s “slip rule” and when to contact the Ohio Medical Board if you relapse

Happy New Year! I am often asked what Ohio physicians who are under probation with the Ohio Medical Board should do, if they relapse on drugs and/or alcohol or if they believe they have inadvertently been exposed to alcohol or a drug that may cause impairment. If you are licensed to practice medicine in the State … Continue reading The Ohio Medical Board’s “slip rule” and when to contact the Ohio Medical Board if you relapse

Ohio Courts will not reverse Medical Board decisions if the sanction seems too harsh

I recently read of a Medical Board disciplinary matter in the State of Illinois, in which the Illinois Medical Board revoked a physician's medical license for engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient. Then, the Illinois Appeals court reversed the decision and sent the case back to the Illinois Board to issue an alternative sanction after finding the … Continue reading Ohio Courts will not reverse Medical Board decisions if the sanction seems too harsh