4729-5-15 Prescriber.

(A) For purposes of division (Z) of section 3719.01 and division (I) of section 4729.01 of the Revised Code, the following persons, maintaining current licenses and in good standing, licensed pursuant to Chapters 4715., 4725., 4731., and 4741. of the Revised Code, are authorized by law to write prescriptions for drugs or dangerous drugs in the course of their professional practice:

(1) Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code: dentist.

(2) Chapter 4725. of the Revised Code: optometrist, if that person holds a current "therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certificate" as defined in division (H) of section 4725.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code: doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery, and doctor of podiatry.

(4) Chapter 4741. of the Revised Code: doctor of veterinary medicine.

(B) Those persons pursuing an approved internship, residency, or fellowship program in this state are authorized to write prescriptions only when acting within their scope of employment in the hospital(s) or institution(s). Approved internship and residency programs are those accredited by the "Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)" or the "American Osteopathic Association (AOA)". Approved clinical fellowships are those at institutions which have a residency program in the same or a related clinical field which is accredited by the ACGME or the AOA.

(C) A nonresident prescriber whose license is current and in good standing and who is authorized to issue prescriptions for drugs in the course of their professional practice in a state, as defined in division (G) of section 1.59 of the Revised Code, other than Ohio is authorized to write prescriptions in that state for drugs to be dispensed in the state of Ohio.

(D) An advanced practice nurse approved pursuant to section 4723.48 of the Revised Code may prescribe those drugs which have been approved by the committee on prescriptive governance for advanced practice nurses and pursuant to the standard care agreement for that advanced practice nurse.

(E) A physician assistant approved pursuant to section 4730.44 of the Revised Code may prescribe those drugs approved in rule by the medical board and pursuant to the physician supervisory plan for that physician assistant.

Effective: 10/19/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/01/2007 and 10/01/2012
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3719.28 , 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 3719.01 , 3719.04 , 3719.05 , 3719.06 , 3719.07 , 4729.01 , 4729.51 , 4729.55
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 7/1/84, 7/1/90, 7/1/93, 3/3/95, 2/1/98, 3/1/99, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 1/1/06