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    Ohio Health Legislation 2019-2020

    Pending and Enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly
    Current as of June 24, 2019

    Listed below are the bills affecting the health care industry that are pending or were enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly;that opened in January 2019 and will conclude in December 2020.

    We include links to the full text of the legislation which include the most recently available analysis from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. The bills are listed by number from the most recently introduced to the earliest with House bills listed first, followed by Senate bills.

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    H.B. 292 - Health Care
    Sponsored by Representative Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood)

    Establishes and operates the Ohio Health Care Plan to provide universal health care coverage to all Ohio residents.
    Chronology
    June 20, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 290 - Sexual Contact
    Sponsored by Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

    Prohibits unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and revokes professional licenses for criminal misconduct.
    Chronology
    June 20, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 265 - Dementia Care
    Sponsored by Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton)

    Creates a dementia care certificate.
    Chronology
    May 28, 2019 Introduced in the House
    June 4, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 224 - Nurse Anesthetists
    Sponsored by Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton)

    Regarding the practice of certified registered nurse anesthetists.
    Chronology
    April 29, 2019 Introduced in the House
    May 8, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 213 - Long Term Care
    Sponsored by Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton)

    Revises the law governing the Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Supports.
    Chronology
    April 18, 2019 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 203 - Dental Facilities
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Specifies requirements for the operation of mobile dental facilities.
    Chronology
    April 16, 2019 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 184 - Contraceptives
    Sponsored by Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown)

    Regarding access to contraceptive drugs and devices, hospital services for victims of sexual assault, and sexual health education in schools.
    Chronology
    April 4, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 177 - Medical Care
    Sponsored by Representative Tom Brinkman (R-Cincinnati)

    Regarding standard care arrangements entered into by advanced practice registered nurses and collaborating physicians or podiatrists; physician prescribing of schedule II controlled substances from convenience care clinics; and clearances by licensed health professionals of concussed student athletes.
    Chronology
    March 28, 2019 Introduced in the House
    April 2, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 144 - Nurse Overtime
    Sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown)

    Prohibits a hospital from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment.
    Chronology
    March 19, 2019 Introduced in the House
    March 26, 2019 Referred to Commerce & Labor Committee


    H.B. 102 - Chiropractic Services
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Regarding Medicaid coverage of chiropractic services.
    Chronology
    February 26, 2019 Introduced in the House
    March 5, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 68 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville)

    Generally prohibits an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat and creates the Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion and Support.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 63 - Drug Information
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Regarding pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacists, and the disclosure to patients of drug price information.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House
    February 19, 2019 Referred to Health Committee
    June 4, 2019 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 50 - Charter Hospitals
    Sponsored by Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake)

    Requires that all rights to and interests in charter county hospital employee discoveries, inventions or patents are the property of the charter county hospital.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House
    February 12, 2019 Referred to Civil Justice Committee
    March 12, 2019 Reported out of committee
    March 20, 2019 Passed in House 93-0
    March 27, 2019 Moved to Senate and referred to Government Oversight & Reform Committee
    May 7, 2019 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 40 - STD Testing
    Sponsored by Representative Thomas West (D-Canton)

    Regarding testing women for HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 11 - Prenatal Care
    Sponsored by Representative Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville)

    Regarding tobacco cessation and prenatal initiatives and makes an appropriation.
    Chronology
    May 16, 2019 Introduced in the House
    June 11, 2019 Reported out of committee
    June 20, 2019 Passed in House 91-0


    S.B. 166 - Sexual Contact
    Sponsored by Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard)

    Prohibits unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and revokes professional licenses for criminal misconduct.
    Chronology
    June 20, 2019 Introduced in the Senate


    S.B. 155 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering)

    Regarding pretreatment notice about the possibility of reversing a mifepristone abortion.
    Chronology
    May 28, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    May 29, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 141 - Noncompete Language
    Sponsored by Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland)

    Prohibits the use of noncompete provisions in physician employment contracts.
    Chronology
    May 2, 2019 Introduced in the Senate


    S.B. 130 - Conversion Therapy
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Prohibits certain health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.
    Chronology
    April 15, 2019 Introduced in the Senate


    S.B. 117 - Sexual Assault Victims
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Requires hospitals to provide specified services to victims of sexual assault.
    Chronology
    March 22, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    March 27, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 97 - Health Services
    Sponsored by Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City)

    Regarding the provision of cost estimates for scheduled health care services and health care services requiring insurer preauthorization.
    Chronology
    March 11, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    March 12, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 88 - Cultural Competency
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Requires certain health care professionals to complete instruction in cultural competency.
    Chronology
    March 6, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    March 12, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 61 - Nurse Anesthetists
    Sponsored by Senator Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood)

    Regarding the authority of certified registered nurse anesthetists to select, order, and administer certain drugs.
    Chronology
    February 26, 2019
    Introduced in the Senate
    March 27, 2019 Referred to General Government & Agency Review Committee


    S.B. 59 - Naloxone Dispensing
    Sponsored by Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville)

    Requires the State Board of Pharmacy to educate license holders about the law authorizing naloxone dispensing without a prescription.
    Chronology
    February 21, 2019
    Introduced in the Senate
    February 26, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 56 - Long Term Care Committee
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Creates a long-term care inspection committee.
    Chronology
    February 20, 2019
    Introduced in the Senate
    February 26, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 51 - Drug Prescribing
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Regarding non-opioid directives and non-opioid therapies.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019
    Introduced in the Senate
    February 12, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 29 - Medicaid Copayments
    Sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls)

    Regarding Medicaid copayment requirements.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    February 12, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 27 - Fetal Remains
    Sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker (R-Loveland)

    Imposes requirements on the final disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    February 13, 2019 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    March 26, 2019 Reported out of committee
    March 27, 2019 Passed in Senate 24-7
    April 2, 2019 Moved to House and referred to Civil Justice Committee


    S.B. 23 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson)

    Generally prohibits an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat and creates the Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion and Support.

    Signed by the Governor on April 11, 2019; effective in 90 days


    S.B. 14 - Drug Information
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Regarding pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacists, and the disclosure to patients of drug price information.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    February 13, 2019 Referred to Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee