The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) is seeking public comment on draft rules applicable to office-based treatment of opioid addiction. The rule and a memo explaining the proposed actions can be found on the SMBO website.
- Rule 4730-4-01: Definitions
- Rule 4730-4-03: Office-based treatment for opioid addiction.
- Rule 4731-33-01: Definitions
- Rule 4731-33-03: Office-based treatment for opioid addiction.
Comments must be submitted by Thursday, March 8, to SMBO Senior Counsel Sallie Debolt.
The SMBO seeks public input on proposed rules several times during the rule-making process. Public input is sought after the SMBO has conducted its initial review of rules, after rules are filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office, and at the public hearing that occurs after the rules are formally filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The SMBO’s initial review of rules may result in a proposal to amend current rules, rescind current rules, make no changes to current rules, and/or adopt new rules. Comments received will be reviewed and possibly result in changes to the initially proposed language before the rules are then filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office.