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COLUMBUS—Former Ohio attorney general and auditor Betty Montgomery has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the State Medical Board at a time when the panel is wading into new territory with doctors recommending medical marijuana.
The former Wood County senator, now living in Columbus, will serve through July 31, 2022. The 12-member board of physicians and non-physicians regulates medical professionals and next year will begin licensing physicians who will recommend the use of medical marijuana for their patients.
In other action, the governor named Joshua D. Atkinson, of Napoleon, to the Wildlife Council through Jan. 31, 2021. The eight-member council approves all of the Department of Natural Resources’ wildlife regulations.
Kent J. Appelhans, of Pemberville, was reappointed to the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services through Nov. 12, 2020, and Brianne Y. Patek-Gruber, of Perrysburg, was reappointed to the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council through Oct. 26, 2020.
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