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MEDICAL PROVIDER IMMUNITY

To grant qualified civil immunity to certain medical providers who provide emergency medical services as a result of a disaster; to provide that certain communications made regarding an unanticipated outcome of medical care, the development or implementation of standards under federal laws, and an insurer's reimbursement policies on health care are inadmissible as evidence in a medical claim; to provide that medical bills itemizing charges are inadmissible as evidence and an amount accepted as full payment for medical services is admissible as evidence of the reasonableness of the charges; to specify the manner of sending a notice of intent to file a medical claim and provide a procedure for the discovery of other potential claims within a specified period after the filing of a medical claim; to provide that any loss of a chance of recovery or survival by itself is not an injury, death, or loss for which damages may be recovered; to provide civil immunity to certain medical providers regarding the discharge of a patient with a mental condition that threatens the safety of the patient or others; to require that governmental agencies that receive peer review committee records maintain their confidentiality; and to clarify the definition of "medical claim."
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (6/20/2017; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)

BIENNIAL BUDGET

To provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Conference Committee on HB 49 (6/28/2017--Canceled)

STEP THERAPY

To adopt requirements related to step therapy protocols implemented by health plan issuers and the Department of Medicaid.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (3/29/2017; CONTINUED (See separate story))

HEALTH CARE COMPACT

To enter into the Health Care Compact.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Federalism & Interstate Relations (3/7/2017; CONTINUED)

MENTAL HEALTH COMMITMENTS

To authorize certain advanced practice registered nurses to have a person involuntarily transported to a hospital for a mental health examination.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (6/27/2017; CONTINUED)

SNAP

Regarding eligibility and benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program and the Medicaid program.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Community & Family Advancement (5/17/2017; CONTINUED (No testimony))

CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT

To provide for the establishment of a confidential program for the treatment of certain impaired practitioners and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (6/28/2017; Health, Human Services & Medicaid)

ABORTION

To expand the crime of abortion trafficking and to increase the penalty.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (6/7/2017)

OPIOID MEDICATIONS

Regarding addiction treatment and opioid prescribing by physicians and dentists.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (5/17/2017; CONTINUED)

MEDICAL RECORDS

To modify the laws governing access to a patient's medical records.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (5/1/2017; Health)

NURSE ANESTHETISTS

Regarding the practice of certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (6/7/2017; CONTINUED)

FLU VACCINES

To prohibit an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated against influenza.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Economic Development, Commerce & Labor (6/20/2017; CONTINUED)

ADMITTING PRIVILEGES

To prohibit a physician from being required to secure a maintenance of certification as a condition of obtaining licensure, reimbursement, or employment or obtaining admitting privileges or surgical privileges at a hospital or health care facility.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/20/2017; Health)

PALLIATIVE CARE

To create the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council, to establish the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program, and to require health care facilities to identify patients and residents who could benefit from palliative care.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (6/22/2017)

CULTURAL COMPETENCY

To require certain health care professionals to complete instruction in cultural competency.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/7/2017; CONTINUED)

ABORTION

Regarding final disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (2/15/2017; CONTINUED)

NURSE STAFFING

To establish minimum ratios of direct-care registered nurses to patients in hospitals, to specify rights of registered nurses working in hospitals, and to prohibit retaliatory actions by hospitals against registered nurses.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/21/2017; CONTINUED)

STEP THERAPY

To adopt requirements related to step therapy protocols implemented by health plan issuers and the Department of Medicaid.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/7/2017; CONTINUED (See separate story))

UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

To establish and operate the Ohio Health Care Plan to provide universal health care coverage to all Ohio residents.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (3/28/2017; CONTINUED (See separate story))

MEDICAID ENROLLMENT

To prohibit the Medicaid program from newly enrolling individuals as part of the expansion eligibility group.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/21/2017; CONTINUED)

OPIOID MEDICATIONS

Regarding addiction treatment and opioid prescribing by physicians and dentists.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (6/27/2017; CONTINUED)

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