Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Psychology

5 Year Rule Review

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 119 requires agencies to review all rules at least every five years to assure they are current, relevant and essential. In addition, the Board may promulgate new or amend existing rules to update its regulatory matrix; not infrequently, the Board engages in rule update and revision in response to requirements brought by other legislative or executive actions.

The Common Sense Initiative (CSI) requires the Board to reach out to stakeholders early in the rule promulgation process to capture as much feedback as possible regarding how the rule language may affect stakeholders and whether there are undue or unanticipated costs imposed by the proposed language. CSI review is generally focused on four (4) issues for consideration:

(1) Is more flexibility at the local level required?

(2) Does the rule present an opportunity to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and does it reference a text that is incorporated appropriately?

(3) Does the rule overlap or conflict with other rules?

(4) Does the rule have an adverse impact on businesses that has not been eliminated or reduced?

Please reference information below regarding the current proposal. This page will be updated as the process moves between the Board, the Office of the Common Sense Initiative, and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.