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
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
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?
The State Medical Board of Ohio has the authority to take a disciplinary action against a physician’s professional license ranging from a Public Reprimand, to suspension, probation, or revocation. In addition, as noted in a previous post, effective September 29, 2015, the Medical Board was granted the authority by the Ohio General Assembly to issue … Continue reading Ohio physicians: Suspension of your medical license may be just the start of your troubles
Keep your address up to date As a physician licensed to practice medicine in Ohio, you are required (under R.C. 4731.281) to maintain your current accurate mailing address with the State Medical Board of Ohio. You may update your address online at: http://med.ohio.gov/UpdateAddress.aspx The address on file with the Medical Board will be the official … Continue reading Ohio Physicians: Timely open and respond to all letters from the Medical Board
For a variety of reasons, physicians are occasionally not covered by medical malpractice insurance. A physician licensed in Ohio is required to provide a patient with written notice of the physician’s lack of malpractice insurance coverage prior to providing nonemergency professional services to the patient. Pursuant to R.C. 4731.143, the required notice must be in … Continue reading Ohio Physicians: If you are not covered by medical malpractice insurance, you are required to provide your patients with written notice.
Questions often arise as to when it is appropriate to retire from the practice of medicine. In many instances, physicians who are happy and healthy do not want to consider retirement. Many physicians have told me that they have devoted their entire life to their medical practice and that, because they do not have any … Continue reading Ohio Physicians considering retirement should make the decision voluntarily and prior to being compelled to retire by the State Medical Board of Ohio