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SMBO rules for office based treatment of opioid addiction

Comments must be received by Mar. 8

The State Medical Board of Ohio seeks public input on proposed rules several times during the rule-making process. 

Public input is sought after the Medical Board has conducted its initial review of rules, after rules are filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office, and at the public hearing that occurs after the rules are formally filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The Medical Board’s initial review of rules may result in a proposal to amend current rules, rescind current rules, make no changes to current rules, and/or adopt new rules.  Comments received will be reviewed and possibly result in changes to the initially proposed language before the rules are then filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office. 

At this time, public comment is being sought on the proposed language for the following rules applicable to office based treatment of opioid addiction.  The rule and a memo explaining the proposed actions can be found on the Medical Board’s website at the following link:

Physician Assistant rules:

Rule 4730-4-01: Definitions.

Rule 4730-4-03: Office based treatment for opioid addiction.

Physician rules:

Rule 4731-33-01: Definitions.

Rule 4731-33-03: Office based treatment for opioid addiction.

Deadline for submitting comments: March 8, 2018.

Please submit comments directly to the SMBO and copy the OPPA, Or, you may submit your comments directly to the OPPA (no later than Mar. 4) to be included in feedback from the OPPA to the SMBO.



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