4731.241 Solicitation and acceptance of funds for programs related to patient safety and education, supply and demand of health care professionals, and information sharing.

(A) The state medical board may solicit and accept grants and services from public and private sources for the purpose of developing and maintaining programs that address patient safety and education, supply and demand of health care professionals, and information sharing with the public and the individuals regulated by the board. The board shall not solicit or accept a grant or service that would interfere with the board's independence or objectivity, as determined by the board. Money received by the board under this division shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the medical board education and patient safety fund, which is hereby created. The money shall be used solely in accordance with this section.

(B) The board may accept from the state, a political subdivision of the state, or the federal government money that results from a fine, civil penalty, or seizure or forfeiture of property. Money received by the board under this division shall be deposited in accordance with section 4731.24 of the Revised Code. The money shall be used solely to further the investigation, enforcement, and compliance activities of the board.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.19, HB 93, §1, eff. 5/20/2011.