Complaint investigation manuals

Evan Anderson filed this request with the State of Ohio Medical Board of Ohio.


From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any manual or other guidance document used in the course of investigating a complaint and/or determining whether a licensee's conduct warrants censure.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Evan Anderson



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If you have questions concerning the status of your request, please feel free to contact the Medical Board at:

David Katko
Assistant Legal Counsel
(614) 466-9255<>


Mr. Anderson: Your public records request submitted to the State Medical Board of Ohio has been forwarded to me for response. You requested "[a]ny manual or other guidance document used in the course of investigating a complaint and/or determining whether a licensee's conduct warrants censure."

Attached are records responsive to your request. Please note that confidential attorney/client memos on pages 54-55 and 64-66 of the manual have been redacted in whole and are not included in the documents as they constitute attorney/client privileged communication. As such, they are confidential and not public records pursuant to State ex rel. Leslie v. Ohio Housing Finance Agency, 105 Ohio St. 3d 261.

In addition, please note that Board Member residence addresses have been redacted as they are not public record, as well as employee home telephone numbers. See State ex rel. Dispatch Printing Company et al. v. Johnson (2005), 106 Ohio St. 3d 160, 168.

This response completes your public records request in its entirety.

David P. Katko, Assistant Legal Counsel
State Medical Board of Ohio
30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6127
Phone: 614-466-9255
Fax: 614-728-5946
Web address:<>

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