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Contractor License Enforcement in Ohio

Published: Nov 20, 2017

In the October trades section meetings of the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board, members voted to move forward with disciplining 37 contractors for license violations. The Board is vigorously investigating contractors who sell their license, to allow unlicensed contractors to use a license when not…


Why Ohio Pharmacy Technicians Should Begin Registration Now

Published: Nov 17, 2017

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has begun accepting pharmacy technician registration applications. Under Ohio law, all pharmacy technicians practicing in Ohio must be registered with the Board by April 6, 2018. The Pharmacy Board anticipates it will receive thousands of applications submitted by…


Common Pleas Court Reverses Board of Nursing Order

Published: Nov 03, 2017

Graff & McGovern represented a nurse accused by the Ohio Board of Nursing of being convicted of crimes involving gross immorality or moral turpitude. The Board does not define gross immorality or moral turpitude and instead makes a determination on case by case basis. In…


Important Updates Regarding Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Published: Oct 16, 2017

The Medical Marijuana Control Program and the Ohio Department of Commerce recently released applications for private entities to apply for a testing laboratory license. Applications will only be accepted from between November 27, 2017 and December 8, 2017. The Department received only two applications from…


Workers’ Compensation Reorganization

Published: Oct 03, 2017

Two bills began legislative hearings in the Ohio House on reforming the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, to increase self-insurance opportunities outside of the Bureau, and to incentivize safety and return-to-work programs. House Bills 268 and 269 are sponsored by Representative Michael Henne (R, Clayton), who…


Independent Contractor Law Enforced

Published: Oct 03, 2017

The Franklin County Court of Appeals has upheld the enforcement of Ohio’s 20-point test, to determine whether a contractor must pay unemployment compensation premiums for employees misclassified as an independent contractor. The State audited a construction contractor which was performing its labor using independent contractors….


What is the Infrastructure Bond Bank?

Published: Oct 03, 2017

The Ohio Senate is considering legislation to amend the Ohio Constitution, permitting local governments to borrow from a Bond Bank for infrastructure construction projects. House Bill 54 is sponsored by Representative Bill Blessing (R, Cincinnati) and Representative Theresa Gavarone (R, Bowling Green), passing the Ohio…


Ohio Medical Board Takes Tough Stance on Out-of-State Allegations

Published: Sep 20, 2017

Disciplinary actions against your professional license are serious business. No investigation or hearing should be taken lightly. A recent example from the State Medical Board of Ohio illustrates this in the starkest terms. At its September 2017 meeting, the State Medical Board of Ohio permanently…