4762.11 Oriental medicine practitioner's or acupuncturist's supervising physician or chiropractor duties.

All of the following apply to a supervising physician or chiropractor , as applicable, during an oriental medicine practitioner's or acupuncturist's supervisory period required by section 4762.10 of the Revised Code:

(A) Before a physician makes the referral or issues a prescription for oriental medicine or acupuncture, the physician shall perform a medical diagnostic examination of the patient or review the results of a medical diagnostic examination recently performed by another physician . Before a chiropractor makes a referral or issues a prescription for oriental medicine or acupuncture, the chiropractor shall perform a chiropractic diagnostic examination of the patient or review the results of a chiropractic diagnostic examination recently performed by another chiropractor.

(B) The physician or chiropractor shall make the referral or prescription in writing and specify in the referral or prescription all of the following:

(1) The physician's or chiropractor's diagnosis of the ailment or condition that is to be treated by oriental medicine or acupuncture;

(2) A time by which or the intervals at which the oriental medicine practitioner or acupuncturist must provide reports to the physician or chiropractor regarding the patient's condition or progress in treatment;

(3) The conditions or restrictions placed in accordance with division (C) of this section on the oriental medicine practitioner's or acupuncturist's course of treatment.

(C) In the case of a physician, the physician shall place conditions or restrictions on the oriental medicine practitioner's or acupuncturist's course of treatment in compliance with accepted or prevailing standards of medical care, or, in the case of a chiropractor, the chiropractor shall place conditions or restrictions on the practitioner's or acupuncturist's course of treatment in compliance with accepted or prevailing standards of chiropractic care.

(D) The physician or chiropractor shall be personally available for consultation with the oriental medicine practitioner or acupuncturist. If the physician or chiropractor is not on the premises at which oriental medicine or acupuncture is performed, the physician or chiropractor shall be readily available to the practitioner or acupuncturist through some means of telecommunication and be in a location that under normal circumstances is not more than sixty minutes travel time away from the location where the practitioner or acupuncturist is practicing.

(E) A chiropractor shall not supervise an oriental medicine practitioner in the practitioner's use of herbal therapy in the treatment of a patient.

Cite as R.C. § 4762.11

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.171, HB 251, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 08-10-2000; 2007 SB33 08-22-2007; 2008 SB245 08-22-2008