The OOA works to protect the physician-patient relationship and advocates to preserve the physician-led health care team in state law.
We are fighting on the front line at the Ohio Statehouse in battles involving practice regulation, Medicaid reimbursement, BWC compensation, tort reform and HMO/insurance company regulation to name a few. These areas of your practice are controlled by the states, not the federal government.
For information about Congressional bills and regulatory issues at the federal level, check the American Osteopathic Association Action Center.
[September 23, 2022]
HB 371 was signed into law in June and becomes effective today.
[September 16, 2022]
HB 193, signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine in June, requires that a prescriber issue an electronic prescription when prescribing a Schedule II controlled substance.
[July 22, 2022]
The bill was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives in March. Advocates for the bill are hoping the state Senate takes up the bill in September after its summer recess.
[June 8, 2022]
OOA issues action alert on HB 135 to urge consideration upon return in September.
[April 1, 2022]
State legislation enacted six years ago designated April as Osteopathic Medicine Month.
[September 2, 2021]
The OOA follows dozens of health-related bills in the Ohio General Assembly. This listing identifies the top ten priority bills.
[June 16, 2021]
The Ohio House of Representatives voted, 75-21, to expel Rep. Larry Householder. Householder was indicted last year as part of a federal investigation into a $60 million bribery scheme related to passage of HB 6, an energy bill that supported two Ohio nuclear power plants.
[May 14, 2021]
SB 150 would ban noncompete agreements for Ohio physicians as a condition of employment.
[February 26, 2021]
[January 8, 2021]
The 134th Ohio General Assembly convened for the first time on Monday, January 4. It marks the start of the new two-year session.
During the two-year session, OOA tracked nearly 100 bills that impact the health care community and lobbied for and against many pieces of critical legislation.
[June 24, 2020]
The Ohio Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee met today for several hours with SCR 14, which would declare racism a public health crisis, occupying much of the agenda.
[May 22, 2020]
State senators unanimously voted this week to not concur with House of Representatives changes to SB 1, namely limiting the authority of the Health Director during a state of emergency.
[May 19, 2020]
Physicians are on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 and are being called upon to serve in crisis hotspots. They do so at risk to their own health, and, because of the patchwork of medical liability laws that exist in the country, their careers.