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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 (www.nursing.ohio.gov) and return it to the Board office by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014.

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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.

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Symposium Set To Help Stop Elder Abuse

Posted Date: September 26, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses

SANDUSKY – Serving Our Seniors, a non-profit adult advocacy group, will host a state-wide symposium: “Understanding Financial Elder Abuse: the Crime, the Shame and the Solution.” The event will be 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Kalahari Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky.

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Prescription of Naloxone to High-Risk Individuals, Updated September 2014

Posted Date: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses

The Nursing, Medical, and Pharmacy Boards originally issued a joint policy regulatory statement in April 2013 endorsing the prescription of naloxone (Narcan™) to those individuals at high-risk for opioid drug overdose. The purpose of the statement is to promote wider utilization of naloxone for high-risk individuals by educating prescribers on the proper use of naloxone.

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DOD to Consider PTSD to Upgrade Veteran Discharge Status

Posted Date: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced September 3 that DoD will now consider service-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when considering a veteran’s petition to upgrade their discharge status. The policy applies to veterans of any era who received a less than honorable discharge from service and received a subsequent documented PTSD diagnosis.

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DOD Now Will Consider PTSD to Upgrade Veteran Discharge Status

Posted Date: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced September 3 that DoD will now consider service-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when considering a veteran’s petition to upgrade their discharge status. The policy applies to veterans of any era who received a less than honorable discharge from service and received a subsequent documented PTSD diagnosis.

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September 27, 2014 is National Prescription Take-Back Day

Posted Date: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses, Individuals

September 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. To find a collection site close to you, go to http://1.usa.gov/1tAbnxS.  

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Doctors Hospital Nelsonville Will Not Admit New Patients

Posted Date: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses, Social Security Disability

  Doctors Hospital Nelsonville will officially stop admitting patients effective October 15. OhioHealth had announced this summer that inpatient services would cease before the end of this year as the hospital moves toward eventual closing. Hospital officials said the average daily census, which had been on the decline, was about four patients. Other services will continue, […]

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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 […]

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Register for Work Incentives Seminar for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries

Posted Date: September 11, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Register Now! National Work Incentives Seminar Event Wednesday, September 17 National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar: Ticket to Work for People Who Have a Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the […]

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