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    Ohio Health Legislation 2019-2020

    Pending and Enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly
    Current as of February 20, 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. 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


    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


    S.B. 56 - Drug Prescribing
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Creates a long-term care inspection committee.
    Chronology
    February 20, 2019 Introduced in the Senate


    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


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


    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