Daniel Zinsmaster

Daniel Zinsmaster

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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Time to “Start Talking!” - Ohio Governor’s movement leads to new informed consent requirement

Citing that “most teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family and friends,” the use of prescription pain drugs continues to take center stage and has spurred an Ohio law requiring new procedures when...more

10/16/2014 - Consent Healthcare Informed Consent

DEA Strengthens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Medications - Six Ways It Impacts Providers and Patients

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) elevated Hydrocodone combination medications, including Vicodin, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The reclassification was published the...more

9/9/2014 - Controlled Substances Controlled Substances Act DEA Final Rules Health Care Providers Healthcare Patients Prescription Drugs

Ohio Physician Assistants and Advance Practice Nurses Now Permitted to Admit Patients to Hospitals

As the prevalence of physician extenders continues to grow to meet patient demand, so does their scope of practice. Effective May 20, 2014, Ohio law now permits physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners,...more

7/28/2014 - Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals Physicians

Ohio’s New Rules for Opioid Maintenance Treatment

Ohio has experienced an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and dependence, specifically involving opioid controlled substances. Because of this epidemic, more physicians are offering opioid maintenance treatment for persons...more

5/13/2014 - Drug & Alcohol Abuse Healthcare Prescription Drugs

A New Tool for Ohio Physicians: OARRS Practice Insight Report - A New Feature Enhances Ability to Monitor Prescribing Practices...

Ohio physicians now have another reason to be familiar with and utilize the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (“OARRS”) as a component of their practices. While OARRS checks have been mandatory under certain circumstances...more

2/20/2014 - Healthcare Physicians Prescription Drugs

New Rules Regarding Termination of Doctor-Patient Relationships and Proper Notice to Patients upon Physician Termination

Ohio law has undergone a number of developments concerning the appropriate means of notifying patients when a physician leaves a practice, as well as the proper steps for terminating a patient from a medical practice....more

1/2/2014 - American Medical Association Doctor-Patient Privilege Healthcare HIPAA Physicians Termination

Morphine Equivalent Dose: Ohio’s New Tool against Prescription Drug Abuse

The Ohio Boards of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing have adopted new guidelines pertaining to prescribing opioid medication. The guidelines are part of Ohio’s continuing effort to combat and reduce prescription drug...more

11/12/2013 - Drug & Alcohol Abuse Healthcare Professionals Physicians Prescription Drugs

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