New Member Resource: State Medical Board Telehealth Rules


On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, the State Medical Board of Ohio released its final telehealth rules to implement Ohio’s telehealth statute (O.R.C. 4743.09) for physicians, physician assistants, dieticians, respiratory care professionals, and genetic counselors. Ohio’s advanced practice registered nurses (“APRNs”) should also take note of these rules.


While the Medical Board does not govern APRNs directly, those APRNs who are required to have a collaborating physician and standard care arrangement (namely nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) are still affected by the rules. Generally, if an APRN’s collaborating physician is limited in their practice, then the APRN will also be limited.


OAAPN members can find a summary of the new telehealth rules at this LINK.