Medical Board on Corporate Practice of MedicineWednesday, April 11, 2012
The State Medical Board of Ohio recently posted a Corporate Practice of Medicine Statement on its website. The medical board receives a fair number of questions from consumers and physicians about the rules and regulations governing the corporate practice of medicine in Ohio.
In its statement, the board clearly states that Ohio law does not prohibit an Ohio licensed physician from rendering medical services as an employee of a corporation or any other form of business entity.
This issue is not new to the OSMA. The OSMA has been following this important issue for decades. The OSMA had historically opposed the corporate practice of medicine. However, in recent years, the OSMA has directed its energies toward protecting the independent clinical judgment of the physicians who work in hospitals and for corporations.
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