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New Bill May Change License Requirements for Ohio Cosmetologists

Published: Jun 18, 2018

The Ohio legislature is considering a sweeping overhaul to the licensing process for the state’s cosmetologists. House Bill 189 and Senate Bill 129, which have yet to pass, aim to implement the following changes to the industry: Move from schools to apprenticeships–Following the model of…


Skill-Based Amusement Machine Licenses

Published: Apr 12, 2018

Do you own or operate skill-based amusement machines (SBAM) Do you sell or lease SBAMs. Are there any SBAMs on your property. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you and/or your company may need to be licensed by the Ohio Casino Control…


Court Reverses Another Ohio State Racing Commission Order

Published: Apr 06, 2018

John Izzo of Graff & McGovern represented a Standardbred trainer accused by the Ohio State Racing Commission of racing a horse that exceeded the regulatory threshold of a dopamine metabolite. However, the Commission never established what the regulatory threshold was for the dopamine metabolite. Franklin…


What is a Registered Veterinary Nurse?

Published: Mar 29, 2018

In February 2018, legislation was introduced to change the professional title for a Registered Veterinary Technician to a Registered Veterinary Nurse. A Registered Veterinary Technician is issued a license by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. According to the Ohio Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians,…


Applications for Medical Marijuana Accepted

Published: Mar 20, 2018

The State Medical Board of Ohio is accepting applications for a certificate to recommend (CTR) the use of Medical Marijuana under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. MDs and DOs with a full, unrestricted Ohio license are eligible to apply. Physicians are not allowed to…


Ohio Medical Board Prepares for Next Round of OARRS Compliance

Published: Feb 15, 2018

Continuing a practice that began in 2016, the Ohio Pharmacy Board recently provided the Ohio Medical Board with fresh analytical data on prescribers’ OARRS use. During the February 2018 Medical Board meeting, Board staff acknowledged a learning curve from its prior communications to prescribers flagged…


Can the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Accomplish Anything?

Published: Feb 14, 2018

The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee met on Thursday, February 8, 2017. Not all Committee Members were present. Patient Representative Ted Bibart resigned on February 2, 2018. His letter of resignation indicates his concerns that there was no opportunity for significant dialogue during the meetings, and…