4731-1-03 General prohibitions.

(A) No person holding a certificate to practice a limited branch of medicine shall perform or hold himself or herself out as able to perform surgery, or any other act which involves a piercing or puncturing of the skin or membranous tissues of the human body unless specifically permitted under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code or this chapter of the Administrative Code. This rule does not prohibit a licensed cosmetic therapist with appropriate training from removing an ingrown hair.

(B) No person holding a certificate to practice a limited branch of medicine shall prescribe, dispense, personally furnish or administer any drug or medicine.

(C) Except as is specifically permitted under the rules defining the scope of a limited branch of medicine, no person holding such a certificate shall diagnose or treat infectious, contagious or venereal diseases, or any wound, fracture or bodily injury, infirmity, or disease.

(D) The designation "Dr." or "Doctor" shall not precede the name of the limited practitioner. No person holding a certificate to practice a limited branch of medicine shall employ, or cause to be employed, the designation "Dr." or "Doctor" without also qualifying such designation by the name or an abbreviation of the limited branch for which the person holds a certificate. The appropriate designation must follow the name of the limited practitioner (e.g., "John Doe, Doctor of Mechanotherapy" or "John Doe, D.M.") and may be employed or caused to be employed by the limited practitioner only if the limited practitioner has received a degree granting such a title from a school legally empowered to grant the degree.

(E) No person holding a certificate to practice a limited branch of medicine shall employ, or cause to be employed, the designation "Physician" or "Surgeon" no matter how qualified or how employed in combination with other language.

(F) No person holding a certificate to practice any limited branch or branches of medicine shall hold himself or herself out as holding a certificate in or as being able to practice any limited branch of medicine for which that person does not hold a certificate.

(G) No person holding a certificate to practice any limited branch or branches of medicine shall conduct such practice under any name or title, either as an individual, company or concern, that is misleading.

Effective: 01/24/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/18/2011 and 01/24/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05 , 4731.15
Rule Amplifies: 4731.15 , 4731.17
Prior Effective Dates: 11/4/75, 10/15/77, 6/17/91, 6/30/01