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About the State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics...

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4779 and the Board were established by legislation enacted in the year 2000.  The Ohio Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act was born out of an initiative spearheaded by the leadership of the state’s O&P trade association, and supported by the orthopedic clinician community with a focus on patient protection.   

Licensure is far from universal across states, and Ohio can be considered on the leading edge of the movement toward licensure as a standard for these professions.  Only about a half-dozen states provided for licensure when Ohio’s law passed.  By 2006, eleven (11) states had licensing provisions.  In 2017, seventeen (17) states address O&P licensure or certification in their statutory structures.

Orthotists are medical bracing professionals with advanced education, training and expertise in fitting, adjusting and customizing prefabricated bracing devices and creating entirely custom fabricated devices;

Prosthetists provide assistive mobility and activity devices for persons challenged by limb or extremity loss.  Prosthetic care may include prosthesis design, fabrication, fitting and modification for purposes of restoring physiological function and/or cosmesis.

Pedorthists practice a specialized “ankle and below” subset of orthotic interventions, providing, fitting and customizing medically-indicated therapeutic footwear, including orthopedic shoes and diabetic therapeutic shoes and inserts.   

Our Mission:

To protect the public and serve our stakeholders by fairly and efficiently administering the requirements of the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act, codified at Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4779.

Mission Components:
  • License application receipt, process, review, approval, issuance and renewal
  • Review and approve educational standards and providers
  • Assist and enforce compliance with continuing education requirements
  • Rule review and promulgation promoting stakeholder input and involvement
  • Investigate complaints of unlicensed practice and allegations against licensees
  • Emphasize compliance over enforcement
  • Fairness in enforcement process, demonstrate respect for rights of licensees and interests of consumers
  • Take positive steps to increase access to care, workforce diversity and cultural competence in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care community.
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Board Staff:

 

Mark B. Levy



Executive Director



Chief enforcement officer for the Board, enforcing the laws and rules governing the practice of orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics in Ohio. Oversees all activities and programs of the Board office and carries out directives of the Board.

 

Shelley Bango



Office Assistant



The Board's office manager, responsible for clerical support, fiscal, travel, payroll and employee benefit issues. Serves as liaison to the Board members for their administrative support needs.

Board Members and Terms of Office:

 

The Board's governing authority consists of seven members appointed by the Governor of Ohio, and is made up of two dual-licensed orthotist-prosthetists; an orthotist; a prosthetist; a pedorthist; an MD, DO, or DPM licensee of the State Medical Board; and a consumer of orthotic or prosthetic goods and services.

Members are appointed for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms plus an additional 60 days after the end of their term if no replacement has yet been appointed. The Board currently meets quarterly with an annual meeting in September.  The members serve without compensation but are reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

Anyone interested in serving on the Board must apply directly with the Governor's office.  The Board appreciates receiving a courtesy copy of a resume submitted or a letter of interest.

President

Secretary

Brian M. Weaver, LPO     

Tamara A. Daulton, LPED          

Grove City, Ohio

Batavia, Ohio

(second term)

(second term)

Term Ends: 12/06/2018

Term Ends: 12/06/2018

 

 

Pending Appointment (MD, DO, or DPM)

Jeffrey Hagman, LP

licensee of State Medical Board

Warrensville Heights, Ohio

(first term)

(second term)

Term Ends: 12/06/2018

Term Ends: 12/06/2019

 

 

Jason Macedonia, LPO

Pending Appointment(LO or LPO)                      

Columbus, Ohio

 

(second term)

(first term)

Term Ends: 12/06/2017

Term Ends: 12/06/2017

 

 

Pending Appointment (consumer)

 

 

 (first term)

Term Ends: 12/06/2017

 

The State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
Mark B. Levy, Director
77 S. High St., 18th Floor  •  Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-1157   •  Fax: (614) 387-7347   •  Email Us