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Rule 4731-16-19 | Monitoring organization for one-bite program.

 

(A) The board shall enter into a contract with a monitoring organization to monitor licensees participating in the one-bite program. The monitoring organization shall meet the following criteria:

(1) The monitoring organization shall meet the requirements of section 4731.251 of the Revised Code.

(2) The monitoring organization shall provide licensees with a list of treatment providers approved for the one-bite program for the evaluation pursuant to rule 4731-16-05 of the Administrative Code.

(3) The medical director of the monitoring organization shall, along with the medical director of the treatment provider, review and determine whether a licensee is able to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care.

(4) The medical director of the monitoring organization shall, along with the continuing care provider, review and determine whether a licensee is eligible for release from continuing care.

(5) The monitoring organization shall enter into monitoring agreements with licensees participating in the one-bite program.

(6) At the request of the board, the medical director of the monitoring organization, or his or her designee, shall provide testimony in any disciplinary proceeding involving a licensee reported to the board by the monitoring organization

(B) The agreements between the monitoring organization and licensee shall establish the monitoring terms for at least five years.

(1) The agreement shall provide that the licensee is required to participate in random observed toxicology screenings of biological materials, including but not limited to blood, urine, hair, saliva, breath, or fingernail samples for drugs or alcohol no less than two times per month.

(2) The agreement shall provide that the licensee shall attend drug and alcohol support group meetings (e.g. alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous) as directed by the monitoring organization with a minimum of ten meetings per month.

(C) The medical director of the monitoring organization shall review each licensee and make a determination as to whether the licensee is released from monitoring.

(D) The monitoring organization shall, within seventy-two hours, report to the board any licensee who fails to comply with the monitoring agreement in accordance with the non-compliance guidelines established by the board and the monitoring organization.

(E) The monitoring organization shall, within seventy-two hours, report any relapse as defined in paragraph (B) of rule 4731-16-01 of the Administrative Code to the board.

(F) The monitoring organization shall provide the following reports to the board on a quarterly basis:

(1) The number and type of licensees referred to the monitoring organization;

(2) The number and type of licensees under agreement with the monitoring organization;

(3) The number and type of licensees referred to the board;

(4) The number and type of licensees who successfully complete the monitoring agreement.

(5) Information regarding the treatment providers, the type of treatment and length of treatment for licensees in the one-bite program;

(6) Information regarding source of referrals;

(7) Other reports as agreed between the board and the monitoring organization.

(G) The monitoring organization, in consultation with the board, shall provide education to the licensees, treatment providers and continuing care providers regarding eligibility criteria for the one-bite program and the boards statutes, rules and policies regarding impairment.

(H) The monitoring organization shall, within seventy-two hours, report to the board any failure to complete treatment or continuing care.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4731.251, 4731.05
Amplifies: 4731.251
Five Year Review Date: 1/31/2024