Bill Status Report Ohio Hospital Association
MEDICAL PROVIDER IMMUNITY (Cupp, R.)
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."
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (6/20/2017; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES (Gavarone, T., Merrin, D.)
To establish an expedited process to grant a professional license to an individual who is on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, or is the spouse of such an individual, and holds a valid license in another state.
Committee Hearing in House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security (3/15/2017; CONTINUED (No testimony))
MENTAL HEALTH COMMITMENTS (Carfagna, R., Ryan, S.)
To authorize certain advanced practice registered nurses to have a person involuntarily transported to a hospital for a mental health examination.
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (11/14/2017; CONTINUED-AMENDED)
ADMITTING PRIVILEGES (Gavarone, T.)
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.
Committee Hearing in House Health (10/25/2017; CONTINUED)
PALLIATIVE CARE (LaTourette, S.)
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.
Committee Hearing in House Aging & Long Term Care (10/25/2017; REPORTED-AMENDED (No testimony))
SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY & SAFETY (Gardner, R., Terhar, L.)
To establish the 1:1 School Facilities Option Program as an alternative to assist certain school districts in constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, or making additions or repairs to any feature of a classroom facility, to make appropriations, to modify an earmark, and to remove an earmark.
Committee Hearing in Conference Committee on SB 8 (11/15/2017; REPORTED-AMENDED (See separate story))
Conference Report Adopted in Senate (11/15/2017; 32-0)
NURSE STAFFING (Skindell, M.)
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.
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/21/2017; CONTINUED)