4731-1-02 Application of rules governing limited branches of medicine or surgery.

(A) Rules adopted by the board governing the practice of limited branches of medicine apply to practitioners of those limited branches listed in sections 4731.15 and 4731.151 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any person holding a valid certificate to practice one or more of the limited branches of medicine is subject to disciplinary action by the board, and may additionally be subject to criminal prosecution, if such person performs acts beyond the scope of the limited branch for which the person holds a certificate or which otherwise violates the rules governing practitioners of limited branches of medicine.

(C) For purposes of division (B)(18) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code, the code of ethics and standards of practice of the American massage therapy association (AMTA) applies to all persons holding a certificate to practice massage therapy. The code of ethics may be obtained from the medical board's website at http://med.ohio.gov/applicants/massagetherapy(MT).aspx.

(D) For purposes of division (B)(18) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code, the code of ethics and standards of practice of the society for clinical and medical hair removal, inc., applies to all persons holding a certificate to practice cosmetic therapy. The code of ethics may be obtained from the medical board's website at http://med.ohio.gov/applicants/cosmetictherapy(CT).aspx.

Effective: 9/30/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/01/2015 and 09/30/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 4731.15, 4731.22(B)(18)
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/77, 6/17/91, 9/30/01