The Ohio Veterinary
Medical Licensing Board is establishing in rule the current process
that the Board utilizes dubbed the "Safe Haven Program"
in rule 4741-1-25 of the Ohio
Administrative Code. The rule is modified to eliminate the stigma
of mental health disorders and substance use disorders by the fear
of losing the license to practice veterinary medicine. The Board
believes that early intervention minimizes the potential for harm
to the patient or the licensee.
The BIA and
draft rule are enclosed. Comments are due no later than January
31, 2023. Please email Theresa.email@example.com
with any concerns or recommended language for this rule.