Section 4762.133 | Violation by oriental medicine practitioners or acupuncturists; civil penalties.
(A)(1) If an oriental medicine practitioner or acupuncturist violates any section of this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter, the state medical board may, pursuant to an adjudication under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and an affirmative vote of not fewer than six of its members, impose a civil penalty. The amount of the civil penalty shall be determined by the board in accordance with the guidelines adopted under division (A)(2) of this section. The civil penalty may be in addition to any other action the board may take under section 4762.13 of the Revised Code.
(2) The board shall adopt and may amend guidelines regarding the amounts of civil penalties to be imposed under this section. Adoption or amendment of the guidelines requires the approval of not fewer than six board members.
Under the guidelines, no civil penalty amount shall exceed twenty thousand dollars.
(B) Amounts received from payment of civil penalties imposed under this section shall be deposited by the board in accordance with section 4731.24 of the Revised Code. Amounts received from payment of civil penalties imposed for violations of division (B)(6) of section 4762.13 of the Revised Code shall be used by the board solely for investigations, enforcement, and compliance monitoring.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 29, 2015 – House Bill 64, 131st General Assembly [ View September 29, 2015 Version ]