Ohio Board of Pharmacy Takes Additional COVID-19 Response Efforts

On March 24, 2020, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy (“OBP”) took additional COVID-19 response efforts to protect the health and safety of Ohioans during the COVID-19 outbreak. These efforts include, but are not limited to: Authorized expedited licensure of drug distributors; and Authorized sale and shipment of non-reportable dangerous drugs that are in … Continue reading Ohio Board of Pharmacy Takes Additional COVID-19 Response Efforts

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Responds to Corona Virus

In connection with the Corona Virus, we have received numerous inquiries from our Ohio counselor and social worker clients concerning teletherapy services. The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (“CSWMFT Board”) recently posted the following information on its website: The Board’s rules regarding providing teletherapy are established in Ohio Administrative Code … Continue reading Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Responds to Corona Virus

Covid-19 and Compliance with Ohio Board of Nursing Consent Agreements and Orders

If you are a licensee of the Ohio Board of Nursing who is subject to an Ohio Board of Nursing Consent Agreement or Order, Covid-19 might affect your ability to comply with certain requirements of your Consent Agreement or Order including, but not limited to, submitting to random drug testing (for example, if a test … Continue reading Covid-19 and Compliance with Ohio Board of Nursing Consent Agreements and Orders

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Issues Important Notice to all Licensees Regarding Extortion Scam

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy (“Board of Pharmacy”) recently issued a notice to all Board of Pharmacy licensees to be on alert for a scam being perpetrated against Ohio health care providers. The Board of Pharmacy instructed that these scammers have been communicating with prescribers and pharmacists stating they are under investigation by the Drug … Continue reading Ohio Board of Pharmacy Issues Important Notice to all Licensees Regarding Extortion Scam

Ohio Nurses Looking for Work? You Need to Network

New Year, new you? It’s time to find a new job or to return to the workforce. Often nurses who have been disciplined by the Nursing Board are concerned that they’ve run into a Catch-22. That is, that they’ve fallen in a cycle wherein they cannot be released from probation from the Nursing Board until … Continue reading Ohio Nurses Looking for Work? You Need to Network

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Implements Infection Control Procedures in Face of Corona Virus

Updated 3/19/2020 The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued new requirements to implement safeguards to allow pharmacy professionals employed by a terminal distributor to practice pharmacy in a safe and effective manner. The Ohio Pharmacy Board issued the following (emphasis added): Section 4729.55 of the Revised Code requires a pharmacy to implement adequate safeguards … Continue reading State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Implements Infection Control Procedures in Face of Corona Virus

Use of Social Media by Nurses in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Nursing’s (“OBN”) Fall 2018 edition of Momentum Magazine includes an interesting article concerning the use by nurses of social media.  The article addresses the American Nurses Association’s (“ANA”) Principles for Social Networking and the Nurse.