4731-18-02 Use of light based medical devices.

(A) For purposes of this rule, light based medical device shall mean any device that can be made to produce or amplify electromagnetic radiation at wavelengths equal to or greater than one hundred eighty nm but less than or equal to 1.0 X 10 6nm [ten to the sixth power] and that is manufactured, designed, intended or promoted for in vivo irradiation of any part of the human body for the purpose of affecting the structure or function of the body.

(B) The application of light based medical devices to the human body is the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery and podiatric medicine and surgery.

(C) Except as provided in rule 4731-18-03 and rule 4731-18-04 of the Administrative Code, no physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code shall delegate the application of light based medical devices to the human body to any person not authorized to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery or podiatric medicine and surgery pursuant to Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code.

(D) A violation of paragraph (C) of this rule shall constitute "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 and "violating or attempting to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate, any provisions of this chapter or any rule promulgated by the board," as that clause is used in division (B)(20) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code, to wit: section 4731.41 of the Revised Code.

Eff 6-30-00; 5-31-02
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 4731.05
Rule amplifies: RC 4731.17 , 4731.22 , 4731.34 , 4731.41
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 6/30/2005