State Legislation

StatehouseThe OOA works to protect the physician-patient relationship and advocates to preserve the physician-led health care team in state law.

We are fighting on the front line at the Ohio Statehouse in battles involving practice regulation, Medicaid reimbursement, BWC compensation, tort reform and HMO/insurance company regulation to name a few. These areas of your practice are controlled by the states, not the federal government.

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For information about Congressional bills and regulatory issues at the federal level, check the American Osteopathic Association Action Center.


Legislative Roundup

DeWine Signs State Budget Bill

[July 5, 2023]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s $190 billion two-year state budget bill into law late Monday night, but not before he used his line-item veto power on 44 provisions, including tobacco and vaccine regulations.

Which Districts PAC a Punch?

[April 28, 2023]

The OOPAC Challenge pits the ten OOA district academies against each other for fundraising bragging rights. The winners were revealed during the OOA House of Delegates, April 21.

Meet the Challenge

[March 17, 2023]

The OOPAC Challenge pits the ten OOA district academies against each other for fundraising bragging rights.

State Budget Debate Begins

[February 24, 2023]

The Ohio House of Representatives finance committees have started reviewing the biennial budget (HB 33) as proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine. DeWine’s cabinet directors and other agency officials have appeared before the committees.

Surprise Outcome in House Speaker Vote

[January 10, 2023]

Rep. Jason Stephens, a Republican from southern Ohio, was elected to lead the Ohio House of Representatives last week in a vote that surprised many.

OOPAC Surveys Legislative Candidates

[October 19, 2022]

For the third consecutive general election, the Ohio Osteopathic Political Action Committee has issued a health care questionnaire to all candidates for the Ohio General Assembly.

New State Law Expands Breast Cancer Screening

[September 23, 2022]

HB 371 was signed into law in June and becomes effective today.

Senate Committee Continues Hearings on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

[June 24, 2020]

The Ohio Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee met today for several hours with SCR 14, which would declare racism a public health crisis, occupying much of the agenda.