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Ohio Resources: Register of Ohio

 When researching a legal issue, it is important to check for regulations on the topic, including proposed and recently adopted regulations. The Register of Ohio is the official source for notice of and information about Ohio state agency rule-making processes. In addition to notices of proposed rule-making and hearings, the Register also publishes recently adopted rules, emergency rules, no-change rules, and more. The Register is kept up to date according to a strict publication and purgation schedule. Rules that have been purged from the Register can be found codified in the Ohio Administrative Code.

The Register website offers a few different ways to browse or search for documents, and it is helpful if you can narrow your search by agency. For example, if you are looking for Medicaid rules relating to nursing facilities, you can select search by “Keyword in Title and Filing Agency,” then enter Ohio Department of Medicaid as the agency. You can also browse by agency to look at all proposed and new rules, which is useful for staying up to date if you work in an area that is heavily regulated by a particular agency.

For more on Ohio sources, check out the Ohio Primary Law Guide. For more on administrative law, check out the Administrative Law Guide.



Protection of Human Subjects “Common Rule” Revision Delayed

The revision of the U.S. Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects – the Common Rule – scheduled to become effective on 1/19/18, has been delayed by an interim final rule (see 83 Fed. Reg. 2885).  The effective date is now 7/19/18, but that date may be furthered delayed.  The Common Rule had been revised in a 2017 final rule, referred to as the “2018 Requirements” (see 82 Fed. Reg. 7149, 1/19/17, and 82 Fed. Reg. 43459, 9/18/17).  The Common Rule (see 45 C.F.R. 46) covers policy at 17 federal agencies, and those agencies “are in the process of developing a proposed rule to further delay implementation of the 2018 Requirements.”  Research and industry leaders believe the delay(s) will allow time for the DHHS Office for Human Research Protections to develop and provide guidance for implementation.

Complete Historical Congressional Record Now Available Online

cover of the Congressional Record On January 3, 2018, the Government Publishing Office (GPO) issued the final release of its project to digitize the historical Congressional Record. This release covers the first issue of the Congressional Record from March 5, 1873, through 1890. All releases in this digitization project are available on Govinfo, the website that will eventually replace the GPO’s FDsys.

The Congressional Record is an important and useful source when conducting legislative history research. It is published daily while Congress is in session, and is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Each daily edition contains the Daily Digest, House Section, Senate Section, and Extension of Remarks. The daily editions are later collected, re-paginated, and re-indexed into a bound edition when each Congressional session has ended. These permanent, bound editions are now available on Govinfo, covering 1873-2009. The daily editions are also available online, covering 1994-present, on both Govinfo and FDsys. Prior to 1873, proceedings and debates of Congress were published in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). Those publications are available through the Library of Congress’s American Memory Project.

New Title 34 for US Code

The Office of the Law Revision Counsel has announced a new Title 34 to the U.S. Code: Crime Control and Law Enforcement. The previous Title 34 was repealed in 1956. The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

According to the Office of Law Revision Counsel, “The reorganization did not include provisions that were better retained in their current locations in the Code as part of the coverage of the following subjects:

  • Homeland security (classified generally to Title 6, Domestic Security)
  • Immigration (classified generally to Title 8, Aliens and Nationality)
  • Substantive federal crimes and federal criminal procedure (classified generally to Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure)
  • Education (classified generally to Title 20, Education)
  • Control and enforcement with respect to controlled substances (classified generally to Title 21, Food and Drugs)
  • Control of international crime (classified generally to Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse)
  • Crime control and law enforcement matters specific to Indians (classified generally to Title 25, Indians)
  • General organizational and administrative matters of the Department of Justice (classified generally to Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure)
  • Transportation security (classified generally to Title 49, Transportation)
  • National defense matters (classified to Title 50, War and National Defense)”

The reorganization was implemented in the online version of the U.S. Code on September 1, 2017, and will be in the printed version beginning with Supplement V of the 2012 Edition.

Election Time…Time for Election Law Resources


Election time always is a good time to point out Election Law resources!

Election Law @ Moritz, provided by The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, is an up-to-date resource on election law including some hot topics for Ohioans.

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