In the case of a patient with a claim under Chapter 4121. or 4123. of the Revised Code, a supervising physician or chiropractor is eligible to be reimbursed for referring the patient to an oriental medicine practitioner or acupuncturist or for prescribing oriental medicine or acupuncture for the patient only if the physician has attained knowledge in the treatment of patients with oriental medicine or acupuncture, or the chiropractor has attained knowledge in the treatment of patients with acupuncture, as demonstrated by successful completion of a relevant course of study administered by a college of medicine, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, or chiropractic acceptable to the bureau of workers’ compensation or administered by another entity acceptable to the bureau.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 4762.12

  • 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
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Chiropractor: means an individual licensed under Chapter 4734. 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
  • Physician: means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. See Ohio Code 4762.01

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

Effective Date: 08-10-2000; 2007 SB33 08-22-2007