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Ohio OTPTAT Board Proposes “Safe Haven” Program for Licensees

Published: Jul 05, 2022

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board is in the early stages of establishing a “safe haven” program for licensees and applicants and recently sent out a request for comment on draft administrative Rules. The proposed “safe haven” program would allow certain…

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Medical License Inactive for 30 Years Permanently Revoked

Published: Jul 01, 2022

In October 2021, the State Medical Board of Ohio permanently revoked a physician’s license to practice medicine in this state and imposed a $6,000 fine. They did so even though his license was last active on December 31, 1990. The facts of this case may…

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LPN Renewal Begins July 1, 2022

Published: Jun 30, 2022

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) will need to renew their Ohio license between July 1 and October 31, 2022. Ohio nurses are required to renew their licenses biennially. For LPNs, the biennial renewal period is open during even-numbered years (2020, 2022, etc.). The LPN Renewal Application…

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Ohio Medical Board Incorporates Few Changes to Proposed New Telemedicine Rules                                                                                                                                       

Published: May 20, 2022

As a follow up to a prior article, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio State Legislature passed a law allowing the delivery of healthcare services information and communication technology, commonly referred to as “Telemedicine.” While Ohio did have some rules permitting a…

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Racing Commission’s Mistake Leads to Reversal on Appeal

Published: Mar 11, 2022

Last year, the Ohio State Racing Commission suspended our client’s license for 180 days and imposed a $500.00 fine. We appealed. Upon appeal, Ohio law requires the agency—in this case the Racing Commission—to certify a complete record of its proceedings for the court to review….

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Ohio Medical Board Seeks Comment on Telemedicine Rules

Published: Mar 07, 2022

The Ohio State Legislature enacted Substitute House Bill 122 with the intent of permanently allowing the delivery of healthcare through information and communication technology, commonly referred to as “Telemedicine.” At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Medical Board of Ohio suspended enforcement of…

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Ohio Department of Education Announces the Reinstatement License

Published: Feb 15, 2022

Educators now have to opportunity to become properly certified, while completing the requirements to renew their expired associate or professional licenses. The Ohio Department of Education (“the Department”) recently announced that educators may be eligible for a one-year, nonrenewable Reinstatement License if they meet specified…

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Old Convictions May No Longer Need to Be Reported on Initial Applications

Published: Jan 27, 2022

Since at least 2012, the Ohio General Assembly has gradually worked to reduce the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction on obtaining a professional license. During the last decade, the General Assembly created Certificates of Qualification for Employment, which were meant to remove the presumption…

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