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Storage of Dangerous Drugs Requiring Refrigeration

Published: Jan 28, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines have begun to be distributed across Ohio these past six weeks, much has been said about the somewhat unusual storage and temperature requirements and their consequences. For example, local and national headlines have detailed alleged intentional spoiling of vaccine doses by a…

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Ohio Medical Board Proposes Changes to Hearing Rules

Published: Jan 25, 2021

The State Medical Board of Ohio has published a request for public comment regarding proposed revisions to its hearing rules. For the most part, the proposed rules reflect the Board’s adoption of technological advancements. Examples include rule revisions to address use of the Board’s online…

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Hearing Examiners can be removed from Administrative Hearings

Published: Jan 15, 2021

Hearing examiners should not hear cases if they have shown bias towards attorneys involved in the case.  The same standards to determine bias for a judge, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Administrative Law Handbook, arguably should be applicable to a hearing examiner.  If a…

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Professional License Expiration Dates Extended

Published: Dec 07, 2020

Under an emergency law effective November 22, 2020, Ohio licenses set to expire between March 9, 2020 and April 1, 2021 are now valid until July 1, 2021. This extension applies to any “license, permit, certificate, commission, charter, registration, card, or other similar authority that…

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Expanded Ability to Expunge Prior Convictions

Published: Nov 18, 2020

On November 5, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, issued a decision that expanded access to sealing records of convictions to a new category of offender. Generally speaking, records of convictions may be sealed if the offender has been convicted of…

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Law enforcement records held by a public university are public records

Published: Nov 17, 2020

In January 2020, a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter sought investigation materials and University of Cincinnati law enforcement records after the university gave a graduation award to a student with a sex offender conviction.  UC denied the public records request, stating that law enforcement records in the…

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