Ohio has no DPC laws at present and we are not aware of any planned actions at this time. A few practices have been located within the state. Be sure to review the Ohio Insurance Code when planning your DPC practice. The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has been supportive of the DPC model.
It would appear that the definitions of plans, insurance, and contracts that are contemplated in various portions of the Ohio Revised Code do not present problems for most DPC practices, but the advice of a local Ohio attorney is recommended.
In office dispensing is permitted in Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy requires that dispensing physicians obtain a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs license. All the details and applications can be found on this Ohio Board of Pharmacy webpage.