Senate Bill 233: Patient Access Bill
Senate Bill 233, proposed by Senator Scott Oelslager and the OPTA, will restrict co-payment rates for Occupational and Physical Therapy to be no more than the co-pays of primary-care physicians in Ohio.
This Patient Access Bill was presented at a Sponsor Hearing before the Ohio Senate’s Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee on November 15, but will pick up traction as it moves into the proponent and opponent hearing stages in the coming weeks.
With that said, the OPTA needs YOUR help more than ever! In order to garner support for our legislation, we urge you to write to your legislator, asking them to vote in favor of Bill 233. Our past efforts have shown that hard-copy letters are more effective for issues of this nature, as emails are often lost in cyberspace or simply deleted without reading.
To simplify this process, OPTA has drafted template letters for you to personalize and send to your respective legislator. Below you will find two template, providing both patient and therapist perspectives.
You may be asking: “How do I find out who my Senator is?” or “Where do I find their contact information?”
Don’t worry; we’ve made that information readily available for you!
- Click HERE to find the Senator for your district (To find your district and the senator who represents you, move your mouse over the map to the appropriate geographic region and click).
- Click HERE to send electronically via the APTA Legislative Action Center (You’ll need to log into the APTA website).
To Draft and Submit:
Click one or both of the Microsoft Word icons below to download the template(s) to your computer
- Open the file
- Change the text in the highlighted fields to reflect your personal information/situation
- Print, seal and send to your legislator with the contact information found using the above links
It’s that easy! Legislators want to hear from THEIR constituents; your personal stories make all the difference, so don’t hold back in this effort to make PT more accessible to all Ohioans! If you have any questions, please contact OPTA directly.
For More About SB233 – Download the Document Below
< Back | Printer Friendly Page