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Five Year Rule Review

Ohio Revised Code section Chapter 119 requires agencies to review each rule at least once every five years.Laws and Regulations governing the practice of counseling, social work and marriage and family therapy in Ohio can also be viewed online at the following links. When using these links you should go directly to LAWriter® Ohio Laws and Rules to Chapter 4757 in the O.R.C. or the O.A.C. Updates are made within thirty days of the effective date of new laws and rules.

Chapter 4757 of the Ohio Revised Code

Chapter 4757 of the Ohio Administrative Code  

Other laws relating to your practice as a licensee: The following list includes laws which were not created by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and should not be considered inclusive.

Please record the ORC number in case the link is broken. For example, if you are interested in the the law concerning reporting child abuse or neglect, write down 2151.421.

ORC 2305.51: Immunity of mental health professional or organization as to violent behavior by client or patient

ORC 2151.421: Duty to report child abuse or neglect

ORC 5101.61: Duty to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of adult

ORC 5123.61: Duty to report abuse, neglect and other major unusual incidents

ORC 2921.22: Failure to report a crime or knowledge of a death or burn injury

ORC 2317.02: Privileged communications

ORC 5122.04: Confidential outpatient services for minors

ORC 3109.051(H)(1) & (2): Non-custodial parent right to records of children

1. Drafting New Rule — Interested Party Review

2. Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

3. Common Sense Initiative (CSI)

4. Public Comments — Agency Response

5. JCARR Hearing

6. Finalize the Rule