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 info@osma.org.

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