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Rule 4731-16-18 | Eligibility for one-bite program.


(A) An individual who holds a license issued by the board to practice as a physician, massage therapist, cosmetic therapist, physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant, radiology assistant, acupuncturist, oriental medicine practitioner, genetic counselor, dietitian, or respiratory care therapist shall be eligible for the one-bite program if all the following requirements are met:

(1) The licensee has been diagnosed with substance use disorder and is impaired in ability to practice in accordance with acceptable and prevailing standards of care.

(2) The licensee has not previously participated in the one-bite program or the reporting exemption under Chapter 4731-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) The licensee has not had any prior disciplinary action for substance use disorder or impairment by a licensing board in Ohio.

(B) A licensee who fails to complete the program requirements of the one-bite program shall not be eligible for continued participation.

(C) A licensee who relapses, as that term is defined in rule 4731-16-01 of the Administrative Code, shall not be eligible for continued participation in the one-bite program.

(D) Participation in the one-bite program does not exempt a licensee from being reported for or subject to discipline under any other violation of the boards statutes and rules.

Last updated August 31, 2023 at 2:09 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4731.51, 4731.05
Amplifies: 4731.51, 4731.52
Five Year Review Date: 1/31/2024