Articles Tagged with Ohio Department Of Health Regulations


In November of 2022, an article in this blog reported the state of Ohio intends to use oral fluid testing in the future.  The future is here.  When NBC4 reported on the Traffic Safety Council’s recommendation of oral fluid testing for DUI cases (called ‘OVI’ in Ohio), the Ohio Department of Health had already passed new regulations which add oral fluid to the bodily substances which may be tested.  Those regulations became effective on January 23, 2023.
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Evidence bagWhen a person is arrested for DUI/OVI in Ohio, the arresting officer typically asks the person to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. For a test result to be admissible in court, the test must be administered in compliance with regulations issued by the Ohio Department of Health. One regulation requires refrigeration of blood and urine samples, and that regulation was the subject of a recent case decided by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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