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
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
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
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
These new reporting requirements add to existing compliance considerations and burdens for licensees, registrants, their employers, and owners and operators of retail and institutional pharmacies.
Ohio RNs and APRNs must renew their licenses not later than October 31, 2019 to continue to practice nursing in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Nursing’s website indicates that 213,527 licenses have been renewed. Ohio RNs and APRNs should not delay renewing! If you are an Ohio RN or APRN and you do not renew … Continue reading Ohio License Renewal Date is Fast Approaching!
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.
A nurse who is the subject of a disciplinary action by the Ohio Board of Nursing may, in certain instances, have one or more restrictions placed on their nursing license. One type of restriction is a narcotics restriction. Although the language of a narcotic restriction can and does vary depending on the facts and circumstances … Continue reading Ohio Nurses with Narcotic Restrictions: You CANNOT Observe Waste
Reminder to all LPNs: Renewal of Ohio licensed practical nurse (“LPN”) licenses began on July 1, 2018 and ends on October 31, 2018. At this time, you have less than a week left to renew your license. It is a disciplinable offense to engage in the practice of nursing having failed to renew a nursing … Continue reading REMINDER – Ohio Licensed Practical Nurses: Renew Your Nursing License Now
A Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing is a negotiated contract between the nurse and the Board that specifies the terms and conditions under which a nurse on probation may continue to practice as a nurse and/or seek reinstatement of their license, if suspended. By signing the Consent Agreement, the nurse agrees (among … Continue reading Nurses who enter into a Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing MUST complete all conditions OR negotiate terms to modify to the Agreement.