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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 4731-1-01 | Definition of terms.


(A) "Board" means the state medical board of Ohio.

(B) "Certificate of good standing" means a non-transferable certificate issued by the board to the person or persons signing the application on behalf of a limited branch school, college, or institution which states that it is in good standing with the board, pursuant to section 4731.16 of the Revised Code and this chapter of the Administrative Code.

(C) "Limited branch school, college or institution" means a facility wherein a course of instruction in massage therapy is offered.

(D) "MBLEx" means the massage and bodywork licensing examination as prepared by the federation of state massage therapy boards.

(E) "Distance education" means an instructional delivery system in which students and teachers are in separate locations and in which education and training are delivered through video, audio, computer, multimedia communications or some combination.

(F) "Home study" means a form of correspondence instruction through mail or e-mail in which the institution provides lesson materials for study and completion by a student on his or her own, with completed lessons being returned by the student to the school for evaluation by the school. "Home study" shall not be considered a form of distance education.

Last updated February 28, 2023 at 8:45 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4731.05, 4731.15, 4731.16
Amplifies: 4731.15, 4731.16
Five Year Review Date: 2/28/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 6/17/1991, 12/24/1992, 6/30/2001, 2/28/2004, 1/24/2012, 1/31/2019, 3/30/2020