Rules pertaining to the termination of the physician-patient relationship are up for five-year review by the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) which is proposing two revisions to the existing rules. The public comment period is open through Friday, May 25.
The first revision pertains to clarification that a physician is not required to provide emergency treatment and access to services for up to thirty days when the patient has been disruptive or threatening.
The second revision specifies that notice of the termination of physician employment or a physician leaving a practice, selling a practice, or retiring from the practice of medicine is applicable to a physician who provides medical services at a practice that is organized as a sole proprietorship.
The deadline for submitting comments is Friday, May 25. Comments should be submitted emailed to SMBO Senior Counsel Sallie Debolt.