130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 90)



AN ACT
To enact section 4731.227 of the Revised Code to permit physicians to use alternative medical treatments if the care is reasonable when compared to conventional medical care, the patient has been given information necessary to provide informed consent, and the treatment meets the standards enforced by the State Medical Board.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That section 4731.227 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 4731.227.  An individual authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery may use alternative medical treatments if the individual has provided the information necessary to obtain informed consent from the patient and the treatment meets the standards enforced by the state medical board pursuant to section 4731.22 of the Revised Code and any rules adopted by the board.

As used in this section, "alternative medical treatment" means care that is complementary to or different from conventional medical care but is reasonable when the benefits and risks of the alternative medical treatment and the conventional medical care are compared.

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