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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:
Physicians, Medical Groups, Testify Against APRN Scope of Practice Bill
Ohio ACEP and Medical Societies Oppose Opioid Amendment to Hit-Skip Bill
Medical Board Shelves “One-Bite” Legislation For Now
The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Leadership Forum
Funding Identified for State Trauma Board
From National ACEP
Policy News & Opinion

Do You Know Your State Legislators?

Ohio ACEP engages with legislators all over the state—but there is just no substitute for the words, “I am a resident of your district, and I think…”

So find out who your State Representative and Senator are—it’s as easy as entering your ZIP Code!

Physicians, Medical Groups, Testify Against APRN Scope of Practice Bill 

Meanwhile, Sen. Shannon Jones introduces companion bill in the Senate

On February 10, physicians, health policy experts, and even a licensed registered nurse gave testimony against House Bill 216 before the House Health and Aging Committee. The legislation, introduced by... [Read more]

Ohio ACEP and Medical Societies Oppose Opioid Amendment to Hit-Skip Bill

Amendment would require first responders to comply with police requests for identities of naloxone recipients

On January 27, Sen. Bill Seitz (R – Cincinnati) introduced a controversial amendment to unrelated legislation, House Bill 110, a bill which would increase the penalty for leaving the scene of a traffic... [Read more]

Medical Board Shelves “One-Bite” Legislation For Now

Medical groups successfully persuade the Board to halt plan to eliminate program

Back in November, we informed Chapter members about the State Medical Board of Ohio’s (SMBO) preliminary draft of a bill to eliminate Ohio’s “one-bite” rule, which allows physicians to seek mental... [Read more]
Join us for the Emergency Medicine Leadership Forum, a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues and EM leaders, celebrate with Ohio ACEP Annual Awards winners, and experience engaging sessions on Advocacy, Education, and Leadership, including:

“A Visit with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine”

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event!

Funding Identified for State Trauma Board

House Health Chair advises members to be prepared to vote on sending bill to the full House

On Monday, February 22, an interested party meeting was held to discuss amendments to House Bill 261, which would create a State Trauma Board. The bill, introduced by Reps. Cheryl Grossman (R – Grove... [Read more]

From National ACEP

ACEP Goes to Washington to Support Fixes to EMS law
ACEP President Dr. Jay Kaplan traveled to Washington, D.C. recently to meet with U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) to discuss H.R. 4365. It's a bill that would fix a gap in an EMS law that could harm patients.

Check out the video on H.R. 4365 and ACEP’s efforts to help pass the bill:

Policy News & Opinion

Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders’s Health Plan Will ‘Never, Ever Come to Pass’
The New York Times
January 29, 2016

New York Times endorses Kasich, Clinton
Fox News
January 30, 2016

Donald Trump Promises He'll 'Work Something Out' On Health Care
Huffington Post
January 31, 2016

Could EPs Face Charges for Prescribing Opioids?
Emergency Medicine News
February 1, 2016

House fails to override veto of Obamacare repeal
February 2, 2016

Under Pressure, F.D.A. Adds Measures on Opioid Abuse
The New York Times
February 4, 2016

Could Hospital ERs Provide Missing Data On Police Shootings?
February 4, 2016

Nursing-practice bill is flawed
Letter to the editor of The Columbus Dispatch, by Dr. Katherine Krueck
February 5, 2016

A physician-led team ensures patient safety and care
Editorial in the Akron Beacon Journal, by Dr. Brian Bachelder
February 8, 2016

[Sen. Susan] Collins cites possible tie between hospital pain control surveys, overprescription of opioids
Portland [Maine] Press Herald
February 9, 2016

HHS budget would rise to $1.1 trillion and encourage states to expand Medicaid
The Washington Post
February 9, 2016

Court to decide on censorship in exam room
AMA Wire
February 9, 2016

With end of ‘doc fix’, effort to craft a new payment system underway
The Hill
February 11, 2016

Kasich responds to Bush's attacks on Medicaid expansion
The Columbus Dispatch
February 11, 2016

What Will 2016 Presidential Election Mean for Health Care in the U.S.?
February 12, 2016

Can Health Care Providers Afford to Be Ready for Disaster?
The New York Times
February 13, 2016

Obama's budget plan would allow greater scrutiny of high drug prices
Los Angeles Times
February 16, 2016

Biden Was Right: Medicaid Provider Taxes A 'Scam' That Should Be Scrapped
Forbes opinion column
February 16, 2016

Congressman pushing for EMS to continue to use controlled substances
February 16, 2016

Obamacare Has Barely Made a Dent in ER Visits
U.S. News & World Report
February 18, 2016

New fix for opioid epidemic takes aim at doctors' Rx pads
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 20, 2016

Governors Devise Bipartisan Effort to Reduce Opioid Abuse
The New York Times
February 21, 2016

Obama: Limiting opiate prescriptions won't solve crisis
Associated Press
February 22, 2016

Senate confirms Robert Califf as new FDA chief, ending battle for top job
February 24, 2016


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