130th Ohio General Assembly
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Am. H. B. No. 326  As Enrolled
(130th General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 326)



AN ACT
To amend section 4779.02 of the Revised Code to add pharmacists to the professional license exception to the Orthotist, Prosthetist, and Pedorthist Licensing Law.

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

SECTION 1. That section 4779.02 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 4779.02.  (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person shall practice or represent that the person is authorized to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics unless the person holds a current, valid license issued or renewed under this chapter.

(B) Division (A) of this section does not apply to any of the following:

(1) An individual who holds a current, valid license, certificate, or registration issued under Chapter 4723., 4729., 4730., 4731., 4734., or 4755. of the Revised Code and is practicing within the individual's scope of practice under statutes and rules regulating the individual's profession;

(2) An individual who practices orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics as an employee of the federal government and is engaged in the performance of duties prescribed by statutes and regulations of the United States;

(3) An individual who provides orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic services under the supervision of a licensed orthotist, prosthetist, or pedorthist in accordance with section 4779.04 of the Revised Code;

(4) An individual who provides orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic services as part of an educational, certification, or residency program approved by the state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics under sections 4779.25 to 4779.27 of the Revised Code;

(5) An individual who provides orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic services under the direct supervision of an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

SECTION 2. That existing section 4779.02 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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