Require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions in their administrative rules, require the approval of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review for Department of Health orders to be effective for more than fourteen days, and modify the Department's rulemaking authority.
Requires a pharmacist who dispenses a drug containing a controlled substance in schedule II-V to distribute to the patient or patient's representative a chemical composition for use in disposing any unused portion of the drug.
Prohibits a person from knowingly and purposefully performing inducing an abortion with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human individual whose fetal heartbeat has been detected, including in cases of incest or rape resulting in conception.
Regards Medicaid work and education requirement; establishes a minimum number of work or community engagement hours that able-bodied adults must complete in order to receive Medicaid benefits. There are exemptions such as for people with severe disabilities, pregnant women, parents, and caretakers among others.
Prohibits charging a co-payment to a Medicaid recipient if both of the following are true: 1. The recipient has a developmental disability or serious mental illness; and 2. The recipient's sole source of income is Social Security disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income benefits, or both.
Creates a bipartisan long-term care facility inspection committee, to evaluate every long-term acute care facility in the state every two years, with or without advanced notice. The inspection will include observation of both a general meal time and a social activity at the residence.
Revise the law governing immunity from civil liability and professional discipline for health care providers during disasters or emergencies, to provide qualified civil immunity to service providers providing services during and after a government-declared disaster, and to declare an emergency.
Rescind certain orders of the Director of Health regarding COVID-19, require the approval of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review for Department of Health orders to be effective for more than fourteen days, require statewide Department of Health orders to include the Governor's signature, modify the Department's rulemaking authority, allow in-person high school graduation ceremonies, and declare an emergency.
Enact the Save Our Mothers Act for the purpose of establishing continuing education requirements for birthing facility personnel and an initiative to improve birth equity, reduce peripartum racial and ethnic disparities, and address implicit bias in the health care system.
Include forensic mental health providers, mental health evaluation providers, and regional psychiatric hospital employees as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.
Require the development of an instructional program and educational and informational materials and the dissemination of those materials to protect the humanity of the unborn child and to make an appropriation.
Eliminates standard care arrangements entered into by advanced practice registered nurses and collaborating physicians or podiatrists; prohibits physician prescribing of schedule II controlled substances from convenience care clinics; and changes clearances by licensed health professionals of concussed student athletes. See more in OSTEOFACTS and on the Take Action page.
Changes law regarding certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA). Maintains requirement to practice under supervision and consultation; grants authority to select anesthesia; select, order, and administer other drugs for treatment of conditions related to anesthesia; order fluids, treatments, drug(s, and diagnostic tests-evaluate these results (related to clinical functions); direct nurses and respiratory therapists to perform tasks, including drug administration.
Regarding the administration of addiction treatment drugs, federal agency access to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, the Board of Pharmacy's exemption from open meetings requirements, the occasional sale of certain drugs at wholesale, and naloxone access and education.
Makes temporary changes related to qualified civil immunity for health care and emergency services provided during a government-declared disaster or emergency and for exposure to or transmission or contraction of certain coronaviruses, expands the definition of "governmental function" regarding political subdivision tort liability in relation to emergency declarations, expands state immunity to include actions undertaken under a duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, makes COVID-19 contracted by certain employees an occupational disease under the Workers' Compensation Law under specific circumstances, and declares an emergency.
Establish limits on certain public health orders issued by boards of health and the Department of Health, prohibit a licensing authority from taking disciplinary action against a licensee for engaging in permitted activities during a pandemic, and declare an emergency.
Regarding the operation of businesses, practice of certain professions, and completion of education as it relates to COVID-19. Permits pharmacists to conduct COVID-19 and antibody tests and to supervise pharmacy interns and certified pharmacy technicians to do the same.
(Skindell, M.) To establish minimum ratios of direct-care registered nurses to patients in hospitals, to specify rights of registered nurses working in hospitals and to prohibit retaliatory actions by hospitals against registered nurses
(Hacket, B., Huffman, M.) Prohibits a health insurer from establishing a fee schedule for dental providers for services that are not covered by any contract or participating provider agreement between the health insurer and the dental provider.
(Coley, B.) To require the Auditor of State to conduct and release a performance audit of the Medical Marijuana Control Program, to prohibit the Department of Commerce from issuing final cultivator, processor, or laboratory testing licenses until performance audit recommendations are implemented, and to declare an emergency.
(Sykes, V.) To require the State Board of Education to develop and adopt health education standards for grades kindergarten through twelve and to require only venereal disease education standards and curriculum adopted by the State Board to be approved by concurrent resolution of the General Assembly.
Tavares, C.) To establish procedures for using non-opioid directives, to require prescribers to inform patients about non-opioid therapies, and to require health insurers to cover non-opioid therapies for treating pain
(Cupp, R.) To grant qualified civil immunity to certain medical providers who provide emergency medical services as a result of a disaster; to provide that certain communications made regarding an unanticipated outcome of medical care, the development or implementation of standards under federal laws, and an insurer's reimbursement policies on health care are inadmissible as evidence in a medical claim; to provide that medical bills itemizing charges are inadmissible as evidence and an amount accepted as full payment for medical services is admissible as evidence of the reasonableness of the charges; to specify the manner of sending a notice of intent to file a medical claim and provide a procedure for the discovery of other potential claims within a specified period after the filing of a medical claim; to provide that any loss of a chance of recovery or survival by itself is not an injury, death, or loss for which damages may be recovered; to provide civil immunity to certain medical providers regarding the discharge of a patient with a mental condition that threatens the safety of the patient or others; to require that governmental agencies that receive peer review committee records maintain their confidentiality; and to clarify the definition of "medical claim."
(Merrin, D.) To authorize an epinephrine autoinjector substitution when a prescription is filled or refilled, to authorize epinephrine to be dispensed without a prescription under a physician-established protocol, and to declare the act the "Epinephrine Accessibility Act."
(Huffman, S., Brenner, A.) To establish a statewide pilot program for the provision of long-acting opioid antagonist therapy for offenders convicted of an opioid-reated offense who will be released from confinement on supervised release, and to specify that the therapy is to be provided during both their confinement and their supervised release.
(LaTourette, S.) To prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.
(Gavarone, T.) To prohibit a physician from being required to secure a maintenance of certification as a condition of obtaining licensure, reimbursement, or employment or obtaining admitting privileges or surgical privileges at a hospital or health care facility.
(LaTourette, S.) To create the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council, to establish the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program, and to require health care facilities to identify patients and residents who could benefit from palliative care.
(Hood, R.) Establishes a statewide policy on occupational regulation, to require standing committees of the General Assembly to periodically review occupational licensing boards regarding their sunset, to require the Common Sense Initiative Office to review certain actions taken by occupational licensing boards, and to require the Legislative Service Commission to perform assessments of occupational licensing bills and state regulation of occupations.
(DeVitis, A.) Prohibits a health insurer from establishing a fee schedule for dental providers for services that are not covered by any contract or participating provider agreement between the health insurer and the dental provider.
(Young, R.) To require the Department of Health to publish monthly drug overdose death information for each county, to create grant programs to support faith-based substance abuse services, to authorize an income tax deduction for physicians providing such services for free, and to allocate funds and make an appropriation for the grant programs.
(Schuring, K. West, T.) This bill will require that a hospital and its affiliated health care facilities in certain counties follow specified procedures before permanently ceasing operations or closing, to terminate the provisions of this act on June 19, 2018, and to declare an emergency.
(Gavarone, T.) To require certain reports regarding overdoses and naloxone, to include naltrexone within the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, and to name this act the "Opioid Data and Communication Expansion Act."