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(123rd General Assembly)(Substitute House Bill Number 90)
To enact section 4731.227 of the Revised Code to
permit physicians to use
alternative medical treatments if the care is
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
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
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.