Tracking Status Report
Jen Johns
HB 6
Enacted
Health Professionals
Roemer, B.
To modify the laws governing certain health professionals and educator preparation programs due to COVID-19 and other circumstances and to modify the electric utility laws regarding energy efficiency programs; to amend the version of section 4729.92 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on October 9, 2021, to continue the changes to that section on and after that date; and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(5/14/2021; Signed: May 14, 2021, Effective: May 14, 2021)
Firefighter Cancer
Patton, T.
Regarding charging workers' compensation experience in firefighter cancer claims.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance (3/10/2021; CONTINUED)
HB 37
Enacted
Prescription Refills
Manning, G.
Regards emergency prescription refills.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(3/2/2022; Signed: March 2, 2022, Effective: May 30, 2022)
Birth Equity
Crawley, E.
To enact the "Save Our Mothers Act" for the purpose of establishing continuing education requirements for birthing facility personnel and an initiative to improve birth equity, reduce peripartum racial and ethnic disparities, and address implicit bias in the healthcare system.
Text & Analysis
Introduced and Referred
in House (2/4/2021; Health)
Medical Devices
Miranda, J.
To revise the law governing medical identifying devices and to name this act Paige's Law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/17/2022; CONTINUED (No testimony))
Medical Marijuana
Brent, J. Seitz, B.
To authorize the use of medical marijuana for autism spectrum disorder.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health (3/30/2022; CONTINUED)
HB 110
Enacted
State Budget
Oelslager, S.
To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/30/2021; Signed: June 30, 2021, Effective: July 1, 2021)
HB 120
Enacted
Compassionate Care Visits
Fraizer, M. Richardson, T.
Regards compassionate care visits in long-term care facilities during an epidemic, pandemic, or other state of emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(4/21/2022; Signed: April 21, 2022, Effective: July 19, 2022)
HB 122
Enacted
To establish and modify requirements regarding the provision of telehealth services, to establish a provider credentialing program within the Medicaid program, to revise the law governing the State Medical Board's One-Bite Program, and to extend the suspension of certain programs and requirements under the state's insurance laws until January 1, 2026.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/22/2021; Signed: December 22, 2021, Effective: March 21, 2022)
Insurance Cost-Sharing
Manchester, S. West, T.
To prohibit certain health insurance cost-sharing practices.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (4/6/2022; Health)
HB 138
Enacted
Emergency Medical Services
Baldridge, B.
To modify the laws governing services provided by emergency medical service (EMS) personnel and qualifications for serving as a medical director of an EMS organization.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(4/6/2022; Signed: April 6, 2022, Effective: July 4, 2022)
Regarding doula services.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Families, Aging & Human Services (5/19/2022; REPORTED-AMENDED)
Medication Switching
Liston, B. Carruthers, S.
Regarding prescription drugs and medication switching.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance (6/16/2021; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Tanning Services
Hillyer, B. Lightbody, M.
To prohibit the provision of sun lamp tanning services to individuals under age 18.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/18/2021; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Health Estimates
Holmes, A.
Regarding the provision of health care cost estimates.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance (3/10/2021; CONTINUED)
HB 172
Enacted
Fireworks
Baldridge, B.
To revise the Fireworks Law and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(11/8/2021; Signed: November 8, 2021, Effective: November 8, 2021)
HB 176
Enacted
Athletic Training
Carfagna, R. Hall, T.
To revise the law governing the practice of athletic training.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(10/28/2021; Signed: October 28, 2021, Effective: January 25, 2022)
HB 188
Enacted
Organ Donation
Lampton, B. Cross, J.
To prohibit insurers from discriminating against living organ donors.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(4/6/2022; Signed: April 6, 2022, Effective: July 4, 2022)
Insurance Coverage
Young, B.
To require health plan issuers and the Medicaid program to cover treatments and services related to Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/17/2022; CONTINUED)
HB 193
Enacted
Electronic Prescriptions
Cutrona, A. Pavliga, G.
Regarding electronic prescriptions and schedule II controlled substances, terminology related to overdose reversal drugs, a pilot program for dispensing controlled substances in lockable containers, out-of-state physician consultations, and pediatric respite care programs.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/24/2022; Signed: June 24, 2022, Effective: September 21, 2022)
surgical assistants
Kelly, B. Carruthers, S.
Regulate the practice of surgical assistants.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/24/2022; REPORTED (No testimony))
To require health plan issuers to cover hearing aids and related services for persons twenty-one years of age and younger and to designate these changes Madeline's Law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/11/2021; CONTINUED)
Public Assistance
Fraizer, M. Liston, B.
To expand eligibility for the Program for Medically Handicapped Children to individuals up to age 26.
Text & Analysis
Re-referred
in House (6/10/2021; Finance)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Brinkman, T. Gross, J.
To modify the laws governing the practice of advanced practice registered nurses and to designate these provisions as the Better Access, Better Care Act.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (3/23/2021; Health)
Vaccinations
Gross, J.
To authorize an individual to decline a vaccination and to name this act the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (10/19/2021--Canceled)
To regulate the practice of reducing benefits related to emergency services if a condition is determined, after the fact, to not be an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance (5/18/2022; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
Insulin Drugs
Liston, B. Manning, G.
To cap cost sharing for prescription insulin drugs.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (10/12/2021; CONTINUED)
Anesthesiologist Assistants
Swearingen, D. Plummer, P.
To revise the law governing the practice of anesthesiologist assistants.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/31/2022; REPORTED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
Hospital Visitation
Click, G. Lipps, S.
To permit hospital visitation during a public health emergency or outbreak of a contagious disease, to establish criteria for those visits, and to name this act Shirley and Wilma's Law.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (3/16/2022; Health)
HB 371
Enacted
Women's Health
Schmidt, J. Denson, S.
To revise the laws governing coverage of screening mammography and patient notice of dense breast tissue and to make temporary changes regarding certificates of need.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/24/2022; Signed: June 24, 2022, Effective: September 21, 2022)
Regards pretreatment notice about the possibility of reversing a mifepristone abortion.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (3/22/2022; CONTINUED)
Workers' Compensation
Edwards, J.
To exempt an injury or disability caused by an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination from the Workers' Compensation Law and to allow the employee to sue the employer for damages.
Text & Analysis
Introduced
in House (8/24/2021)
To regulate the practice of certified professional midwives and to name this act the Ohio Midwife Practice Act.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (9/21/2021; Families, Aging & Human Services)
COVID-19 Vaccination Prohibition
Koehler, K.
To prohibit a political subdivision, public official, public school, state agency, or state institution of higher education from taking certain actions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, to codify the qualified civil immunities under H.B. 606 of the 133rd General Assembly permanently, to repeal section 3792.05 of the Revised Code on the date that is two years after the effective date of that section, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Introduced
in House (9/20/2021)
To address COVID-19 vaccine requirements for employees and students; to extend certain timelines for qualified civil immunity and expand immunity to include hearing aid dealers and hearing aid fitters; to authorize emergency medical technicians to administer COVID-19 tests; to expressly cover COVID-19 vaccine injuries under the workers' compensation system; and to repeal sections 3792.05, 3792.06, 3792.07, and 3792.08 of the Revised Code on June 30, 2023.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Rules & Reference (10/13/2021; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD (See separate story))
To make changes to the law regarding involuntary treatment for mentally ill persons subject to a court order.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice (5/31/2022; REPORTED (No testimony))
Physician-Administered Drugs
Manning, G. Oelslager, S.
To amend the law related to physician-administered drugs.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance (6/1/2022)
Sex Alteration
Click, G. Grendell, D.
To prohibit certain procedures to alter a minor child's sex and to designate this act as the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Families, Aging & Human Services (6/1/2022; CONTINUED (See separate story))
COVID-19 Vaccination
Richardson, T.
To prevent expulsion from school and termination from employment based on COVID-19 vaccination status.
Text & Analysis
Introduced
in House (11/1/2021)
To enact the 2363 Act to authorize a private right of action against a person for performing or inducing an abortion or engaging in conduct that aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Families, Aging & Human Services (5/26/2022)
Midwives
Koehler, K.
To regulate the practice of certified nurse-midwives, certified midwives, and certified professional midwives and to amend the versions of sections 3701.351, 4723.431, and 4723.481 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect on September 30, 2024, to continue the changes to those sections on and after that date.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Families, Aging & Human Services (5/19/2022; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Prescription Drugs
Roemer, B. Jordan, K.
To modify the laws governing the drug repository program for donated prescription drugs.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (5/18/2022; Health)
Abortion
Schmidt, J.
To enact the Human Life Protection Act to prohibit abortions based upon a condition precedent.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Government Oversight (5/26/2022; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Biomarker Testing
White, A. West, T.
To require health benefit plan and Medicaid program coverage of biomarker testing.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/31/2022; CONTINUED)
Dispensing Pharmacies
Fraizer, M. Holmes, A.
To authorize the operation of remote dispensing pharmacies.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/31/2022; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
Automated Rx Reporting System
Plummer, P. Young, T.
To revise the law governing the review of patient information in the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, to establish requirements on the dispensing of opioid analgesics, to provide for a cash transfer, and to amend the version of section 4723.481 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on September 30, 2024, to continue the changes to that section on and after that date.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health (5/24/2022; CONTINUED-AMENDED)
Medical Discrimination Business Protection Act
Jordan, K.
To prohibit taking certain actions against a business based on the vaccination status of its employees, patients, or patrons and to name this act the Medical Discrimination Business Protection Act.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/18/2022; Civil Justice)
Unborn Human
Click, G.
To recognize the personhood of an unborn human individual from conception.
Text & Analysis
Introduced
in House (7/11/2022)
SB 2
Enacted
Mental Health Treatment
Gavarone, T.
To make changes to the requirements for competency evaluations and mental health treatment in criminal cases, to eliminate a provision authorizing the hospitalization, on an emergency basis, of a person found after a hearing to meet the criteria for involuntary substance abuse treatment, and to enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(4/27/2021; Signed: April 27, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
SB 6
Enacted
Medical Compact
Roegner, K. Huffman, S.
To enter into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, to revise the law governing nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(7/1/2021; Signed: July 1, 2021, Effective: September 28, 2021)
Benefit Eligibility
Schaffer, T.
Regarding eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicaid, work and education requirements for certain Medicaid recipients, requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program electronic benefit transfer cards, and eligibility for and overpayments of unemployment compensation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (5/6/2021; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
SB 21
Enacted
Stroke Protocols
Antonio, N. Manning, N.
Regarding emergency medical services and stroke patient protocols.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/22/2021; Signed: June 22, 2021, Effective: September 19, 2021)
SB 22
Enacted
To establish legislative oversight of the Governor's executive orders and certain public health orders, including by establishing the Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee.
Text & Analysis
Veto Overridden
in House (3/24/2021; 62-35)
Veto Overridden
in Senate (3/24/2021; 23-10)
SB 25
Enacted
Drug Offenses
Gavarone, T.
To enhance penalties for certain drug trafficking offenses committed in the vicinity of a substance addiction services provider or a recovering addict, to designate April as "Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month," and to name the act's provisions the Relapse Reduction Act.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(4/21/2022; Signed: April 21, 2022, Effective: July 19, 2022)
Conversion Therapy
Maharath, T. Antonio, N.
To protect minors by prohibiting certain licensed health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (2/10/2021; Health)
To prohibit smoking in a motor vehicle if a child under six years of age is a passenger.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary (3/31/2021; CONTINUED)
Local Fiscal Recovery
Blessing, L. Brenner, A.
To make an appropriation related to coronavirus local fiscal recovery and to make changes in laws regarding vaccinations.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in House (6/24/2021; 60-34 (Amended))
SB 113
Vetoed
To revise the Fireworks Law.
Text & Analysis
Vetoed
(7/9/2021; Vetoed: July 9, 2021)
Infant Medical Treatment
Johnson, T.
To establish standards for the medical treatment of certain infants and to name the act Emery and Elliot's Law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health (9/15/2021; CONTINUED)
Vaccination Prohibition
Brenner, A.
To prohibit mandatory vaccinations against the coronavirus, to prohibit requiring proof of vaccinations generally, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health (5/26/2021; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
To eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and for a civil action brought by a victim of conduct that would constitute rape.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/23/2021; Judiciary)
Mask Mandates
Brenner, A.
Regards to mask mandates and facial covering requirements for public schools, state institutions of higher education, and businesses.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (9/8/2021; General Government Budget)
Unintended Pregnancy
Maharath, T.
To permit a person to file a civil action for damages and injunctive relief against another person who causes the person to have an unintended pregnancy, regardless of the circumstances.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (11/10/2021; Judiciary)
Pandemic Deaths
Maharath, T.
Honoring the lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health (6/16/2021; CONTINUED)
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