4731-11-05 Use of drugs to enhance athletic ability.

(A) A physician shall not utilize anabolic steroids, growth hormones, testosterone or its analogs, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), or other hormones for the purpose of enhancing athletic ability.

(B) A physician shall complete and maintain patient medical records which accurately reflect the utilization of any substance or drug described in this rule. Patient medical records shall indicate the diagnosis and purpose for which the substance or drug is utilized, and any additional information upon which the diagnosis is based.

(C) A violation of any provision of this rule, as determined by the board, shall constitute "failure to maintain minimal standards applicable to the selection or administration of drugs," as that clause is used in division (B)(2) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code; and "a departure from, or the failure to conform to, minimal standards of care of similar practitioners under the same or similar circumstances, whether or not actual injury to a patient is established," as that clause is used in division (B)(6) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code. A violation of paragraph (A) of this rule shall further constitute "selling, giving away, personally furnishing, prescribing, or administering drugs for other than legal and legitimate therapeutic purposes," as that clause is used in division (B)(3) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/06/2008 and 06/06/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 4731.05

Rule Amplifies: 4731.22

Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/88; 9/1/00