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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…


Software Glitch Causes State Medical Board to Extend Renewal Deadline

Published: Feb 08, 2018

Due to a software glitch, the State Medical Board of Ohio has extended the renewal deadline to February 14, 2018 and waived the late fee for affected allied health professionals. This extension applies to those license renewals for Physician Assistants, Anesthesiologist Assistants, Radiologist Assistants, Genetic…


Construction Statute of Repose Applies Against Public Agencies

Published: Jan 18, 2018

In a landmark decision, the Fifth District Court of Appeals (Tuscarawas County) issued its opinion that Ohio’s Statute of Repose ends all rights to sue architects after ten years from the date of substantial completion. The Court held that this law bars actions both in…


OBOT Licensure Requirements Are Now In Effect

Published: Jan 16, 2018

On November 13, 2017, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy authorized its Executive Director to extend the deadline for obtaining a license as a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD) with an Office-Based Opioid Treatment Classification (OBOT) to January 15, 2018. This extension was…