The Board of Directors is proactively implementing this legislation to enable licensees to benefit immediately from this new streamlined procedure. As a result, it is no longer necessary to submit monitoring agreements on eLicense. Note: The Medical Council does not yet know when it will stop accepting paper monitoring agreements. Under the amended status, it is the responsibility of physicians who supervise medical assistants to ensure that their supervisory agreement is in accordance with Ohio law and to understand and perform their duties and supervisors. For those with existing monitoring agreements, nothing is necessary (other than making sure that a copy is stored on the exercise site), even if they are intended for renewal. Ensure that any changes to the agreements by September 26, 2018 result in a new monitoring agreement to be retained. Make sure that all the monitoring agreements you have on file on September 26, 2018 are correct. After 26 September, the College of Physicians will begin the audit procedure and there will be penalties for non-compliance. From 19 June, all eLicense licensees will be completed and all licensing and renewal activities will be completed under the new system. In addition, you manage all online monitoring agreements on elicense.ohio.gov. This eLicense portal allows you to create new agreements and modify existing monitoring agreements.

All parties must continue to sign the agreement that must be downloaded in eLicense. If the signed app or the wrong app is not downloaded, approval of the agreement is delayed. The Board of Directors has put forward formal agreements for convenience, but physicians and their advisors can develop their own agreements in accordance with the law. The link to the form agreements is available here: www.med.ohio.gov/Apply/Physician-Assistant-PA. “According to HB 111, the obligation to submit any supervisory agreement to medical advice and review it is removed. The Physicians` Order is legally authorized to impose a civil fine of up to US$1,000 if it finds that the supervised medical assistant has performed in a manner that departs from the terms of the monitoring agreement and/or that the treating physician has been deviated from the terms of the monitoring agreement approved by the Medical Board. In a way, the audit and authorization process of the Chamber of Supervisory Agreements served as a safety net for the respect of physicians. Eric Plinke is a partner in the Corporate Department und Health Law Practice Group and regularly advises businesses and individuals on a wide range of legal issues in the health sector.