Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy Info

Legislative Advocacy

The OSCA’s government regulatory affairs team serves as the focal point for the Association’s advocacy efforts before the state legislature.  We are dedicated to promoting, protecting and advancing our members profession.

Letters & Testimony

The OSCA frequently corresponds with members of the state legislature, the Executive Branch or insurance entities and testifies on matters of importance to the chiropractic profession.  These letters and written statements convey the Association’s position on a wide variety of issues.

House Bill 338:  Proponent Testimony – Dr. Brandy Spaulding (House Education and Career Readiness  Committee)

House Bill 196:  Proponent Testimony – Dr. Brandy Spaulding (House Health Committee)

House Bill 196:  Proponent Testimony – Dr. Brandy Spaulding (Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee)

House Bill 338:  Proponent Testimony – Dr. Brandy Spaulding (Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee)

House Bill 276:  Proponent Testimony – Nicholas Strata (House Health and Aging Committee)
 

Current and past legislation the OSCA is monitoring or involved with includes:

HB49 -OPERATING BUDGET (SMITH R)

Creates FY 2018-2019 main operating budget.

HB131 - PHYSICAL THERAPY LAWS (GAVARONE T, REINEKE W)

To modify the laws governing the practice of physical therapy.

HB193 - DISCRIMINATION PROTECTION-FLU VACCINE (HAGAN C)

To prohibit an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated against influenza.

HB196 - MONTH DESIGNATION-CHIROPRACTIC AWARENESS (LIPPS S)

To designate October as "Ohio Chiropractic Awareness Month."

HB331 - ACCIDENT REPORTS-COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION (INGRAM C)

To prohibit the use of information obtained from an accident report by any person for commercial solicitation purposes.

HB338 - BUS DRIVER MEDICAL EXAMS (GINTER T)

Regarding medical examinations for school bus drivers.

HB541 - HEALTH SERVICES VOLUNTEERS (PATTERSON J, LATOURETTE S)

To authorize health professionals licensed in other states to provide volunteer health services during charitable events.

HB546 - TELEMEDICINE-HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS (PATTON T)

To prohibit health benefit plans from treating telemedicine services differently from in-person health care services solely because they are provided as telemedicine services.

Regulatory Advocacy

The OSCA’s government and regulatory affairs team actively monitors the activities of several state agencies, boards and commissions.  When necessary, the OSCA engages with the agency, board or commission that is drafting new or amended rules.  Examples of state agencies, boards and commissions the OSCA engages with include:

Department of Medicaid
Department of Health
Bureau of Workers Compensation
Department of Insurance
Ohio Chiropractic Licensing Board
Ohio State Medical Board
Department of Jobs and Family Services

Letters & Testimony

The OSCA frequently corresponds with members of the state legislature, the Executive Branch or insurance entities and testifies on matters of importance to the chiropractic profession.  These letters and written statements convey the Association’s position on a wide variety of issues.

Rule 5101:2-12-25:  Proponent Testimony - Nicholas Strata (Department of Jobs and Family Services)

Rule 5160-4-07:  Proponent Testimony – Nicholas Strata (Ohio Department of Medicaid)

Rule 5160-8-11:  Proponent Testimony – Dr. Brandy Spaulding (Ohio Department of Medicaid)

Rule 5160-8-51:  Proponent Testimony – Nicholas Strata (Ohio Department of Medicaid)

Current and past rules the OSCA is monitoring or involved with includes:

BWC 4123-6-32

PAYMENT FOR LUMBAR FUSION

CHIRO 4734-1-03

PAYMENT OF FEES

CHIRO 4734-10-03

APPLICATION FOR ACUPUNCTURE CERTIFICATE

CHIRO 4734-10-05

ACUPUNCTURE REFERRAL

CHIRO 4734-5-01

BOARD APPROVED DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC DEGREE PROGRAMS

CHIRO 4734-6-05

LICENSE FOR VOLUNTARY PUBLIC SERVICE

CHIRO 4734-8-02

UNLICENSED SUPPORTIVE PERSONNEL

CHIRO 4734-8-03

QUALITY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

CHIRO 4734-8-05

EXAMINATION AND PRESCRIPTION PROTOCOLS

CHIRO 4734-8-06

BOARD CONSIDERATION OF SANCTIONS

CHIRO 4734-8-08

UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

CHIRO 4734-9-01

FINE SCHEDULES

CHIRO 4734-9-03

SIGNAGE AND DISPLAY OF LICENSE AND CERTIFCATE

CHIRO 4734-9-04

OWNERSHIP OF CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICES

CHIRO 4734-9-05

CONFIDENTIALITY

CHIRO 4734-9-06

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

CHIRO 4734-9-08

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

CHIRO 4734-9-09

FEE SPLITTING PROHIBITED

CHIRO 4734-9-10

CONDUCT FOLLOWING ACTION AGAINST A LICENSE

CHIRO 4734-9-11

PREPAYMENT PLANS

HEALTH 3701-72-02

RADIOLOGIC LICENSE APPLICATION AND RENEWAL PROCEDURES

ODJFS 5101:2-12-08

EMPLOYEE AND CHILD CARE STAFF MEMBER REQUIREMENTS IN A LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTER

ODJFS 5101:2-12-25

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS AND MEDICAL FOODS FOR ALICENSED CHILD CARE CENTER

ODM 5160-4-07

FEE FOR TIME COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS (SUBSTITUTE PHYSICIANS)

ODM 5160-8-11

SPINAL MANIPULATION AND RELATED DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

ODM 5160-8-51

ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES