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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
Capitol Action Team
In this issue:
Oppose the APRN Scope of Practice Bill Promoting Independent Practice
Ohio ACEP Government Affairs Co-Chair Meets With Legislator
Acute Care Prescriber Guidelines Released
Chapter Member Needed to Serve on Sexual Assault Advisory Board
House Committee Accepts Substitute Bill to Create State Trauma Board
Join us for coffee with your legislator!
Physicians' Groups Closely Watch "One-Bite" Developments
Prior Authorization Reform Clears Senate
From National ACEP

Policy News & Opinion


Vote to repeal Obama’s health law marks testy start to 2016
U.S. News & World Report
January 4, 2016

Bill gutting ObamaCare would save half-trillion over a decade, CBO finds
The Hill
January 4, 2016

Study: Expanding Medicaid aids health access
USA Today
January 5, 2016

How to reduce drug overdose deaths: Your Say
By ACEP President Dr. Jay Kaplan, for USA Today
January 5, 2016

Ohio loses its latest challenge to Obamacare
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 6, 2016

Obama vetoes GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare
USA Today
January 8, 2016

Even a GOP president might not kill Obamacare
USA Today
January 11, 2016

Supreme Court refuses to hear another Obamacare case
USA Today
January 19, 2016

New Ohio guidelines on opioids for acute pain encourage alternative treatments, limited prescriptions
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 19, 2016

The Burden of Burnout for Physicians
ACEP Now
January 20, 2016

Top 4 issues physicians will take to state legislatures in 2016
AMA Wire
January 22, 2016

Drug shortages in American ERs have increased more than 400 percent
The Washington Post
January 22, 2016

Another Senator Holds Up FDA Nominee, This Time Over Opioid Crisis    
The Washington Post
January 25, 2016

GOP Victory in Obamacare Case Would Cost Billions
U.S. News & World Report
January 27, 2016

The Bernie Sanders Health Plan Is Too Good To Be True, Analyst Says
Huffington Post
January 27, 2016

Oppose the APRN Scope of Practice Bill Promoting Independent Practice

At committee hearing, APRNs offer supporting testimony; meanwhile, physicians tell lawmakers, “Teams Work!”

On January 20, the House Health and Aging Committee heard testimony in support of House Bill 216. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R – Marysville), would allow advanced practice... [Read more]

Ohio ACEP Government Affairs Co-Chair Meets With Legislator About Emergency Medicine

Ohio ACEP Government Affairs Co-Chair, Dr. Brad Raetzke [left], meets with his representative in the Ohio House, Rep. Stephanie Kunze (R – Hilliard) [right], January 28 in Columbus

Acute Care Prescriber Guidelines Released

New resource provides guidance on treatment of acute pain outside the emergency department

On Tuesday, January 19, the State of Ohio released a new set of guidelines for prescribing opioids for treatment of acute pain outside of an emergency department setting. The new guidelines are the third set of... [Read more]

Chapter Member Needed to Serve on Sexual Assault Advisory Board

Members who want to be considered for appointment should indicate their interest by Friday, February 5 

The Sexual Assault Advisory Board of Ohio (SAABO) seeks an emergency physician to serve as the Ohio ACEP representative to the Board. The mission of SAABO is to ensure all victims of sexual assault or sexual... [Read more]

House Committee Accepts Substitute Bill to Create State Trauma Board 

Committee will vote next week on whether to send legislation to the full House

Legislation to create a State Trauma Board continues to advance in the House Health and Aging Committee. Introduced by Reps. Cheryl Grossman (R – Grove City) and Steve Huffman (R – Tipp City), House... [Read more]

If you had the chance to talk to lawmakers about emergency medicine, what would you say?

Join us for Morning Rounds & Coffee Grounds: What's Brewing in Emergency Medicine, at the Ohio Emergency Medicine Leadership Forum!

#EMForum16

Physicians' Groups Closely Watch "One-Bite" Developments

Medical societies are concerned about proposal’s effect on physicians needing mental health and substance abuse treatment

In November, we informed members about the Ohio State Medical Board's preliminary draft of a bill to eliminate Ohio's one-bite rule, which allows physicians to seek mental health or... [Read more]

Prior Authorization Reform Clears Senate

Though the bill does not directly affect EM physicians, Ohio ACEP supports positive healthcare reforms that limit administrative burdens and prevent delays in treatment

Senate Bill 129—introduced by Sens. Capri Cafaro (D – Hubbard) and Randy Gardner (R – Bowling Green)—has unanimously passed the Ohio Senate. Though SB 129 will not directly impact... [Read more]

From National ACEP


Emergency Meds Act Would Fix Gap in EMS Law that Could Harm Patients
The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2015, sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., would allow EMS agencies to continue using standing orders from their medical director to administer approved medications. ACEP strongly supports the legislation.

ACEP in Action at the White House with Opioid Working Group
ACEP President Jay A. Kaplan, MD, FACEP, attended a meeting at the White House on January 21 to kick off the HHS External Opioid Working Group. The group will meet bi-monthly to share updates and best practices and learn about the Obama administration’s opioid strategy.

                    

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