Legal Standards & Guidelines

The OSMA works on your behalf to address regulatory and policy issues. We provide general legal and regulatory compliance information to OSMA members. If you do not find what you need listed below, contact the OSMA at

AMA Materials on Gifts to Physicians From Industry

The AMA has further clarified the opinion and now offers several resources to further educate physicians about the parameters for ethical relationships between physicians and health care industry representatives.


Administrative Fees


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Arbitration Information Sheet


Sample Arbitration Agreement


Sample Patient Information Sheet on Arbitration


Certification of Death


Data Privacy and Security

From medical records information to HIPAA to Red Flags, we’ve got you covered.


Driving Impairment


Duty to Report


Duty to Warn


Economic and Exclusive Credentialing, Exclusive Contracting


Employment Law-Required Posters


Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act


Family and Medical Leave Act


Informed Consent


Medical Records

Updated 2013


Ohio DNR Comfort Care


OSMA Highlights of the OIG Compliance Guidance for Physicians


PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals

Effective January 2009, The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) revised its voluntary code, commonly known as “PhRMA Code,” to address various topics from gifts to continuing medical education.


Physician Dispensing

Recently Updated!


Social Media Policy

The expansion of social networking websites has forever changed the way that you communicate in your personal and professional lives. The OSMA has developed a toolkit entitled, “Social Networking and the Medical Practice: Guidelines for Physicians, Office Staff and Patients.”


Treating Minors


Waiving Co-Payments and Deductibles


Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) Facts