New Ohio Law Requires Nursing Homes that Admit Sex Offenders to Notify Home Residents

Posted Date: October 9, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Licensure & Disciplinary

Before September 15, 2014, a loophole in Ohio’s sex offender registration and notification laws allowed for sex offenders to live in nursing homes without the knowledge of the home’s other residents. The law required the notification of anyone living within one thousand feet of the residence of a registered sex offender, as well as those […]


Ohio Board of Nursing Advisory Group Appointments for 2015

Posted Date: October 3, 2014 | Categories: Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Licensure & Disciplinary

The Ohio Board of Nursing (Board) will appoint members to the 2015 Advisory Groups during the November 2014 Board meeting.  If you are interested, please complete the application on the web site ( and return it to the Board office by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014.


Hydrocodone Reclassification Takes Effect Oct. 6: Are you ready?

Posted Date: September 30, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Individuals, Licensure & Disciplinary, Social Security Disability, State Employee Disability (STRS, OPERS, PERS, OP&F)

A new rule from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) taking effect Oct. 6 reclassifies hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II controlled substances, establishing restrictions that will require considerable changes to prescribing practices.


Ohio Board of Nursing – September 18, 2014 Board Meeting Canceled

Posted Date: September 18, 2014 | Categories: Licensure & Disciplinary

The Board of Nursing meeting for Thursday, September 18, 2014 is canceled. According to Section 4723.02, ORC, the Board cannot convene a meeting without a quorum, and based on unforeseen events, there will not be a quorum to conduct business on Thursday. On Friday September 19, 2014, the Board will have a quorum and will […]


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

Posted Date: June 29, 2014 | Categories: Credentialing, Licensure & Disciplinary

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 […]


Auditor Drops Fraud Allegations Against Doctor

Posted Date: February 20, 2014 | Categories: Licensure & Disciplinary

Six months after Auditor Dave Yost found that a Columbus psychologist owed $200,000 to Ohio’s Medicaid program for improper billings, state officials reversed the finding and dropped demands that Dr. George Serednesky repay the money. “We have decided not to pursue collection of this particular audit,” David J. Espinoza, an attorney for the state Office […]

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