Monday, June 20, 2011

Gov. Kasich Signs Two Executive Orders

Release One:
COLUMBUS,– Today Gov. John R. Kasich signed an Executive Order restricting the movement of hardwood logs, firewood, stumps, roots and branches out of Tate Township in Clermont County to help prevent the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).

The executive order is effective immediately and also restricts the sale of nursery stock, green lumber, and logs of the following trees: maples, horse chestnut, buckeye, mimosa, birch, hackberry, ash, golden raintree, katsura, sycamore, poplar, willow, mountain ash, and elms.

Working with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture APHIS confirmed on Friday, June 17 the presence of ALB in Tate Township in Clermont County, which is located about 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

Executive Order 2011-11K can be viewed here:
Release Two:
COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich signed an Executive Order authorizing the State Medical Board of Ohio to establish standards and procedures for pain management clinics in Ohio in order to help fight prescription drug abuse by preventing clinics from operating as “pill mills.” The Executive Order follows a request by the State Medical Board of Ohio for an emergency determination.

House Bill 93 (Burke, Johnson) authorized the State Medical Board of Ohio to promulgate rules establishing standards and procedures for the operation of pain management clinics, the physicians providing care and the owners who supervise and direct clinic personnel.

Executive Order 2011-10K can be viewed here: