State Medical Board of Ohio-Policy Statement Adopted June 13, 2018

A person who holds a massage therapy license may provide therapeutic ultrasound, diathermy, or electrical neuromuscular stimulation services when acting as an unlicensed person performing the service under the supervision of a person acting within the scope of their professional license. The person who holds the massage therapy license should not be identified as a massage therapist when doing so and the service should not be held out to be massage therapy. If you have questions regarding the interpretation of this Policy, please contact the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Medical Marijuana Products

House Bill 523, effective September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio.  HB 523 does not make a distinction between CBD oil derived from hemp and CBD oil derived from marijuana. CBD oil is included in the definition of marijuana, whether as an extract or wholly synthesized.  As such, licensees are prohibited from administering, selling, distributing, recommending or providing advice regarding CBD oil and hemp oil. If you have questions regarding medical marijuana please visit the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program website for information.

1/4/2019: This statement remains unchanged. The federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 did not reschedule CBD under Ohio Law.

The Board is monitoring developments on this topic and will issue updates/guidance to the profession as updates become available.

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Kelly Caudill, Executive Director
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Columbus, OH 43215
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