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Ohio ACEP Government Affairs:

Bradley Raetzke, MD, FACEP

Co-Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs

Matthew Sanders, DO, FACEP

Co-Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs

Amanda Sines

Ohio ACEP Lobbyist
Government Advantage Group
In this issue:
Ohio ACEP Backs Medical Liability Legislation
General Assembly Breaks Until After Election
Police Body Cam Legislation Introduced
Legislature Breaks for Summer Before Passing E-Cig Bill
Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed by Governor
Gov. Kasich Signs Bill to Require CPR Training in Schools
From National ACEP
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Ohio ACEP Backs Medical Liability Legislation

Among other changes, the bill would strengthen Ohio’s “I’m Sorry” law

House Bill 559, introduced by Rep. Robert Cupp (R – Lima), would make several positive changes to medical liability laws in Ohio. If enacted, the legislation would: Allow for liability protection for care given during a... [Read more]

General Assembly Breaks Until After Election 

Upon return, legislators face “lame duck” session and a tight timetable to finish legislation

The Ohio General Assembly is effectively in recess until after the November 8 election. When legislators return, there will be a hectic “lame duck” session to pass current legislation before December 31, 2016... [Read more]

Police Body Cam Legislation Introduced

Ohio ACEP meets with bill sponsor to ensure patient privacy and physician protection

On July 11, Rep. Niraj Antani (R – Miamisburg) introduced House Bill 585, which specifies that any footage from a body camera worn by law enforcement will be considered a public record. The bill... [Read more]

Infant Mortality Bill Includes Continuing Education Mandates

Chapter supports action on infant mortality, opposes required “cultural competency” training for physicians

In May, Sens. Shannon Jones (R – Springboro) and Charleta Tavares (D – Columbus) introduced legislation to address Ohio’s infant mortality rate. Senate Bill 332 would implement many of the... [Read more]

Legislature Breaks for Summer Before Passing E-Cig Bill

Ohio ACEP remains hopeful this bill will pass during “lame duck” session

Senate Bill 54, introduced by Sen. Shannon Jones (R – Springboro), and its companion legislation, House Bill 168, introduced by Rep. Steve Huffman (R – Tipp City), would prohibit the sale of products for use in electronic... [Read more]

Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed by Governor 

Ohio becomes the 25th state to allow some form of legal marijuana use 

House Bill 523, introduced by Rep. Steve Huffman (R – Tipp City), permits physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients. The bill was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on June 8. The law puts a number of restrictions... [Read more]

Gov. Kasich Signs Bill to Require CPR Training in Schools

Ohio ACEP-supported legislation requires hands-only CPR instruction for students

Ohio ACEP is pleased to report that House Bill 113 has been signed into law by Gov. John Kasich. The bill, introduced by Reps. Cheryl Grossman (R – Grove City) and Nathan Manning (R – North Ridgeville), would mandate 30... [Read more]

From National ACEP


ACEP Leaders Attend 2016 National Party Conventions
To advance the footprint of emergency medicine in the national political scene in this critical election year, ACEP’s President and President-elect recently participated in the 2016 Democratic and Republican national conventions. Although ACEP does not endorse Presidential candidates, our presence at both conventions offered ACEP leaders and staff exclusive access to members of Congress and their staffs, as well as national Republican and Democratic leaders, and valuable opportunities to network with key health care policymakers and professionals. Read more online.

Policy News & Opinion

Prescription-Drug Monitoring Saves Lives, Could Save More
ACEP Now
July 28, 2016

Five myths about patient privacy
Op-Ed in The Washington Post
July 28, 2016

Should Doctors Share Their Political Views?
33charts
August 1, 2016

State to pay doctors more to keep patients healthy
The Columbus Dispatch
August 2, 2016

Vexing Question on Patient Surveys: Did We Ease Your Pain?
The New York Times
August 4, 2016

Could Trump loss spur ACA deal with Clinton?
Modern Healthcare
August 6, 2016

The ACA's ill health
Op-Ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 7, 2016

Surprise billing surprises everyone, except the insurance companies
KevinMD.com
August 8, 2016

Study: ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion increases access to care
The Hill
August 8, 2016

Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier
The New York Times
August 9, 2016

Emergency physicians organization fights for fair payment from insurance companies
Legal NewsLine
August 12, 2016

Goodbye SGR, Hello MACRA
Emergency Physicians Monthly
August 12, 2016

Two senators urge scrutiny of EpiPen price boost
USA Today
August 22, 2016

How emergency rooms treat poorer kids differently
The Washington Post
August 24, 2016

Analysis: GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Decrease Coverage, Lower Premiums
Morning Consult
August 24, 2016

Surgeon General mails letters to America’s physicians
AMA Newswire
August 24, 2016

Another Drug Pricing Ripoff
Editorial in the The New York Times 
August 25, 2016

How Expanding Medicaid Can Lower Insurance Premiums for All
The New York Times
August 25, 2016

How EpiPen Price Gouging Hurts My Patients AND My Family
By EM physician Dr. Kristen Maguire for FemInEM
August 25, 2016


                    
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