Rule 4731-16-01 | Definitions.
As used in this chapter of the Administrative Code:
(A) "Applicant" has the same meaning as used in division (A) of section 4731.25 of the Revised Code.
(B) "Approved evaluator or treatment provider" means an evaluator or treatment provider approved by the monitoring organization pursuant to section 4731.251 of the Revised Code and this chapter of the Administrative Code.
(C) "The board" means the state medical board of Ohio.
(D) "Confidential monitoring program" means a confidential non-disciplinary program for the evaluation and treatment of practitioners and applicants who are, or may be impaired under sections 4731.25 to 4731.255 of the Revised Code.
(E) "Continuing care" or "Aftercare" means regular treatment sessions following the successful completion of primary treatment which are facilitated by a licensed healthcare provider to address ongoing recovery issues and are provided by a treatment provider approved by the monitoring organization.
(F) "Impaired" or "Impairment" has the same meaning as used in divisions (A)(2)(a) and (A)(2)(b) of section 4731.25 of the Revised Code. Impairment includes the inability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care by reason of mental illness, mental disorder, or physical illness, including but not limited to physical deterioration that adversely affects cognitive, motor, or perceptive skills. Impairment includes the inability to practice in accordance with such standards without appropriate treatment, monitoring, or supervision.
(G) "Impaired physician committee" includes health committees, physician assistance committees, peer support committees, and similar bodies.
(H) "Monitoring organization" means an entity that meets the requirements of division (B) of section 4731.25 of the Revised Code and enters into a contract with the board for the operation of the confidential monitoring program for impaired practitioners and applicants, review and approval of evaluators and treatment providers in section 4731.251 of the Revised Code, and assists the board with monitoring impaired practitioners who are subject to formal disciplinary action by the board under division (C) of section 4731.251 of the Revised Code.
(I) "Practitioner" has the same meaning as used in section 4731.25(A)(3) of the Revised Code.
Last updated November 30, 2023 at 10:50 AM
Amplifies: 4730.25, 4730.32, 4731.22, 4731.224, 4731.25, 4731.251, 4731.252, 4731.253, 4731.254, 4759.07, 4759.13, 4760.13, 4760.16, 4761.09, 4761.19, 4762.13, 4762.16, 4774.13, 4774.16, 4778.14, 4778.17
Five Year Review Date: 11/30/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1991, 9/1/1999, 11/30/2002, 6/30/2007, 1/31/2009