At its June 9 meeting, the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) agreed to resume enforcement of its laws and rules requiring in-person patient visits ninety (90) days after the termination of the state declaration of emergency for Ohio. Subsequently on June 18, Governor Mike DeWine ended the state of emergency. Based on this, the SMBO will resume enforcement on Friday, September 17.
The provision of medical care through telemedicine has expanded and the SMBO has and will continue to receive a variety of questions regarding telemedicine in Ohio. This new telemedicine FAQ document seeks to provide guidance to physicians, physician assistants, and patients about:
- The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency on telemedicine in Ohio
- The effect of the resumption of enforcement of SMBO laws and rules on the provision of medical care through telemedicine in Ohio
- Licensure and other general questions related to telemedicine in Ohio
- The specific laws and rules affecting the provision of medical care through telemedicine in Ohio.