Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tramadol will be Classified as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance Effective September 1, 2014

Effective September 1, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV controlled substances according to a new rule adopted by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. The Board order states: “Tramadol is an opioid painkiller that was previously unscheduled by the US Food and Drug Administration and has been widely abused, alone […]

State Medical Board Draft Rule 4731-11-12 for Treatment of Opiate Addiction

The State Medical Board of Ohio has issued draft Rule 4731-11-12, which establishes treatment parameters for prescribes who treat opiate addiction with office-based treatment buprenorphine products, including Suboxone. The Board indicates the need for regulation is urgent, as such products are being diverted at alarming levels. Law enforcement officials also report that some prescribers are setting up “pill […]

Ohio Psychology Laws Revised Effective 3/20/2014 – What You Need to Know

ORC 4732 (Ohio’s psychology and school psychology licensing law) had not been comprehensively updated since its enactment in 1972. Although there have been several piecemeal amendments since then, the profession of psychology and its regulation have changed substantially over the past forty years, and important updates to ORC 4732 were needed.  The Jones Law Group […]

Social Security Defines Policy for Same-Sex Married Couples

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Therefore, Social Security no longer is prevented from recognizing same-sex marriages to determine entitlement or payment amount.

Prescribing Medications for Family Members

Is It Illegal to Prescribe Medication to Family Members? Many physicians have been in the situation where a friend, neighbor or family member seeks their advice outside of the office for a rash, sore throat, or other common symptom.  It is human nature to try to help and offer your expertise in these situations and […]

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence and your claim is somewhat complicated, hiring a personal injury attorney in Columbus, Ohio may be a wise choice. While it’s possible to negotiate a personal injury settlement without the aid of an attorney, it’s not advisable to do so if you want to maximize the […]

Ripley Ohio – Sued for $6 million for Civil Rights Violations

The Ledger Independent – Wendy Mitchell – June 11, 2014 RIPLEY, Ohio | A federal lawsuit has been filed against Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District, alleging civil rights violations and demanding $6 million in damages. Click HERE for full story

Jones Law Group Welcomes Attorney Nate Jackson to the Firm!

Nate began his legal career as a litigation attorney and obtained extensive experience handling a variety of civil cases throughout Ohio’s state and federal courts.  He has successfully briefed and argued multiple cases in Ohio’s appellate courts.  His main focus areas to date include creditor’s rights, business, construction, personal injury, insurance, worker’s compensation, and probate […]

Peer Review Committees – Liabilities and Immunities

Ohio law defines a Peer Review Committee as a utilization review committee, quality assessment committee, performance improvement committee, tissue committee, credentialing committee, or other committee that conducts professional credentialing or quality review activities involving the competence of, professional conduct of, or quality of care provided by health care providers, including individuals who provide health care […]

Legal Issues Concerning Hospital Privilege Denials

Under Ohio law, the governing body of every hospital has the duty to establish standards and procedures to be applied by the hospital and its medical staff in considering and acting upon applications for medical staff membership and professional privileges.  If you have questions or concerns regarding hospital privileges please contact us at (614) 545-9998.  […]


Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018

When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]



Our client had a minor fender bender and took her car in to have a dent repaired. She had insurance, and her insurance was willing to pay the reasonable expenses associated with repairing the vehicle. It is alleged that the repair shop, Three-C Body Shop, encouraged her to leave everything in their hands. Weeks passed […]


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