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Section 4731.056 | Rules for physicians regarding use of controlled substances in schedule III, IV, or V for medication-assisted treatment.


(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Controlled substance," "schedule III," "schedule IV," and "schedule V" have the same meanings as in section 3719.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Medication-assisted treatment" has the same meaning as in section 340.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Physician" means an individual authorized by this chapter to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(B) The state medical board shall adopt rules that establish standards and procedures to be followed by physicians in the use of all drugs approved by the United States food and drug administration for use in medication-assisted treatment, including controlled substances in schedule III, IV, or V. The rules shall address detoxification, relapse prevention, patient assessment, individual treatment planning, counseling and recovery supports, diversion control, and other topics selected by the board after considering best practices in medication-assisted treatment.

The board may apply the rules to all circumstances in which a physician prescribes drugs for use in medication-assisted treatment or limit the application of the rules to prescriptions for medication-assisted treatment for patients being treated in office-based practices or other practice types or locations specified by the board.

(C) All rules adopted under this section shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The rules shall be consistent with rules adopted under sections 4723.51 and 4730.55 of the Revised Code.

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