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Ohio Regulates Opiate Recovery Clinics

In 2016, the Ohio legislature passed a law that regulates opiate recovery clinics.  Ohio regulates opiate recovery clinics because they wanted a doctor to be ultimately responsible for the conduct and care in such facilities. 


Ohio Regulates Opiate Recovery Clinics To Require Physician Ownership


Previously, opiate recovery clinics could be owned by people who were not licensed physicians.  Now, a facility that provides opiate recovery treatment that includes drug-administered assistance, such as suboxone, must be owned by an Ohio licensed medical doctor.  Prior to this law, one had to be a doctor to prescribe drugs to wean people off of their drug addiction.  Now, this doctor must also own the clinic in which he or she operates. 


Ohio Regulates Opiate Recovery Clinics To Require Specific Licenses


Opiate recovery clinics that administer drugs to treat addiction must obtain a license to do so.  Such licensing is called a category III terminal distributor of dangerous drugs license.  The license must also have an office-based opioid treatment classification.