(A) A person who holds a license to practice as an oriental medicine practitioner issued under this chapter may use the following titles, initials, or abbreviations, or the equivalent of such titles, initials, or abbreviations, to identify the person as an oriental medicine practitioner: “Oriental Medicine Practitioner,” “Licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner,” “L.O.M.,” “Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM),” “Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM),” “National Board Certified in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM),” “Acupuncturist,” “Licensed Acupuncturist,” “L.Ac. and L.C.H.,” “Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM),” “Dipl. Ac. and Dipl. C.H. (NCCAOM),” or “National Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM).” The person shall not use other titles, initials, or abbreviations in conjunction with the person’s practice of oriental medicine, including the title “doctor.”

Terms Used In Ohio Code 4762.08

  • Acupuncture: means a form of health care performed by the insertion and removal of specialized needles, with or without the use of supplemental techniques, to specific areas of the human body. See Ohio Code 4762.01
  • Oriental medicine: means a form of health care in which acupuncture is performed with or without the use of herbal therapy. See Ohio Code 4762.01
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59

(B) A person who holds a license to practice as an acupuncturist issued under this chapter may use the following titles, initials, or abbreviations, or the equivalent of such titles, initials, or abbreviations, to identify the person as an acupuncturist: “Acupuncturist,” “Licensed Acupuncturist,” “L.Ac.,” “Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM),” “Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM),” or “National Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM).” The person shall not use other titles, initials, or abbreviations in conjunction with the person’s practice of acupuncture, including the title “doctor.”

Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 166, §101.01, eff. 10/17/2019.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.171, HB 251, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 08-10-2000; 2008 SB245 08-22-2008