Law/Rule Updates

Drug Enforcement Administration Training Requirement for DEA Registered Practitioners

On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted a new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

For complete information about this new requirement please refer to this LETTER released by the Department of Justice Diversion Control Division.

visit OAAPN’s APRN Education site for a list of resources to assist APRNs in fulfilling this requirement.


Telehealth State Medical Board of Ohio 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.

You can find a quick summary of the new telehealth rules below.


State Medical Board Telehealth Rules Resource

On December 22, 2021, Governor DeWine signed HB 122 into law. HB122 expressly authorizes APRNs to provide telehealth services and sets forth various standards of care that must be met when providing telehealth. It will go into effect on March 23, 2022. You can read the bill in its entirety at this LINK.