One of the four major goals of the OPPA is to advocate for our patients and our profession. We do this through the work of our Government Relations Committee, our Council, our contract lobbyist(s), our Executive Director, and individual members at the grassroots level.
Our advocacy positions can range from monitoring, interested party, support, active support, opposition and active opposition, depending upon the nature of the subject and the impact that the proposed legislation will
have on our patients and our profession.
Ohio's 134th General Assembly (Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022) is underway and the OPPA is working diligently
on a number of bills/issues:
EXEMPT CERTAIN HEALTH PROVIDER PERSONAL INFO FROM PUBLIC RECORDS
To 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.
PMB DISCLOSURE OF DRUG PRICES
Regarding pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacists, and the disclosure to patients of drug price information.
None at this time.