On May 12, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians filed comments with the Common Sense Initiative office relative to acute pain prescribing rules proposed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and the State of Ohio Pharmacy Board. The comments are identical to the comments filed separately with the State Medical Board and the State Board of Pharmacy.
A state rule-making agency may propose to adopt a new rule, amend, or rescind an existing rule, or propose to continue a rule without any changes. Executive Order 2011-01K and Sections 107.62 and 121.82, Ohio Revised Code, require state agencies to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community, and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the proposed rules. The Business Impact Analysis for the proposed rules discusses the purpose of the rule and identifies the nature of the adverse impact on licensees. The Common Sense Initiative review must be completed before the rules can begin the formal rule-making process through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.