The secretary of the state medical board shall enforce the laws relating to the practice of oriental medicine and acupuncture. If the secretary has knowledge or notice of a violation of this chapter or the rules adopted under it, the secretary shall investigate the matter, and, upon probable cause appearing, file a complaint and prosecute the offender. When requested by the secretary, the prosecuting attorney of the proper county shall take charge of and conduct the prosecution.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 4762.17

  • 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
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59

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

Effective Date: 08-10-2000 .