The rule revisions include rules regarding video conferencing in criminal cases (Crim.R. 10, 43); numerous changes to criminal discovery rules (Crim.R. 16); and changes concerning the affidavit of merit in medical malpractice cases (Civ.R. 10(d)(2)). Numerous evidence rules are changed to incorporate gender neutral language.
The Supreme Court will accept public comments until November 8, 2006.