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    Ohio Health Legislation 2017-2018

    Pending and Enacted in the 132nd Ohio General Assembly
    Current through December 11, 2018

    Listed below are the bills affecting the health care industry that are pending or were enacted in the 132nd Ohio General Assembly which opened in January 2017 and will conclude in December 2018.

    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. 780 - Nonprofit Hospitals
    Sponsored by Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood)

    Provides that a nonprofit hospital is no longer exempt from property, sales, and commercial activity taxes if the hospital takes certain actions to reduce or cease operations at one of the hospital's facilities.
    Chronology
    December 4, 2018 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 775 - Nurse Aides
    Sponsored by Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky)

    Regarding online training for state tested nurse aides.
    Chronology
    November 20, 2018 Introduced in the House
    November 27, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 732 - Dementia Training
    Sponsored by Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville)

    Establishes dementia training requirements for long-term services and supports providers.
    Chronology
    September 19, 2018 Introduced in the House
    November 13, 2018 Referred to Aging & Long Term Care Committee


    H.B. 726 - Care Agreements
    Sponsored by Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green)

    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
    August 29, 2018 Introduced in the House
    November 13, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 725 - Medical Information
    Sponsored by Representative Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)

    Requires entities funded through the Ohio Parenting and Pregnancy Program to provide only medically accurate information.
    Chronology
    August 29, 2018 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 689 - Naloxone Use
    Sponsored by Representative Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood)

    Requires the State Board of Pharmacy to educate license holders about the law authorizing the dispensing of naloxone without a prescription.
    Chronology
    May 22, 2018 Introduced in the House
    June 5, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 659 - Visually Impaired
    Sponsored by Representative Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester)

    Regarding prescription drug readers for visually impaired patients.
    Chronology
    May 15, 2018 Introduced in the House
    June 5, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 642 - Diabetes Tests
    Sponsored by Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville)

    Classifies as adulterated a nonprescription diabetes test device that was not purchased or acquired directly from the device's manufacturer or an authorized distributor, establishes recordkeeping and other requirements for pharmacists who dispense nonprescription diabetes test devices, and declares an emergency.
    Chronology
    May 9, 2018 Introduced in the House
    May 15, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 613 - Pregnancy Testing
    Sponsored by Representative Thomas West (D-Canton)

    Regarding testing pregnant women for HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea.
    Chronology
    April 24, 2018 Introduced in the House
    May 15, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 601 - Drug Treatment
    Sponsored by Representative Timothy Ginter (R-Salem)

    Regarding administration of drugs for drug addiction treatments.
    Chronology
    April 17, 2018 Introduced in the House
    May 15, 2018 Referred to Health Committee
    December 5, 2018 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 565 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville)

    Regarding the abolition of abortion in the state of Ohio and the protection of unborn humans.
    Chronology
    March 19, 2018 Introduced in the House
    June 5, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 479 - Drug Price Information
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Regarding pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacists, and the disclosure to patients of drug price information.
    Chronology
    January 24, 2018 Introduced in the House
    January 30, 2018 Referred to Government Accountability & Oversight Committee
    May 22, 2018 Reported out of committee
    June 27, 2018 Passed in House 75-0
    November 14, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 465 - Medicaid Drug Benefits
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Provides for the prescribed drugs benefit to be delivered under the Medicaid program through the fee-for-service system.
    Chronology
    January 17, 2018 Introduced in the House
    January 23, 2018 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 464 - Stroke Patients
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Provides for recognition of stroke centers and establishment of protocols for assessment, treatment, and transport to hospitals of stroke patients.
    Chronology
    January 16, 2018 Introduced in the House
    January 23, 2018 Referred to Health Committee
    April 11, 2018 Reported out of committee
    June 11, 2018 Passed in House 83-0
    July 10, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    November 27, 2018 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 462 - Hospital Closings
    Sponsored by Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

    Requires that a for-profit hospital and its affiliated health care facilities in certain counties follow specified procedures before ceasing operations or closing, and declares an emergency.
    Chronology
    January 11, 2018 Introduced in the House
    January 16, 2018 Referred to Government Accountability & Oversight Committee
    January 24, 2018 Reported out of committee
    January 31, 2018 Passed in House 83-12
    February 20, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Government Oversight & Reform Committee


    H.B. 456 - Nursing Overtime
    Sponsored by Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay)

    Prohibits a hospital from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment.
    Chronology
    December 28, 2017 Introduced in the House
    January 16, 2018 Referred to Health Committee
    April 11, 2018 Reported out of committee
    June 11, 2018 Passed in House 74-10
    November 14, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 453 - Charter Hospitals
    Sponsored by Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake)

    Requires that all rights and interests in discoveries, inventions, or patents made by employees using charter county hospital facilities are the property of that charter county hospital.
    Chronology
    December 19, 2017 Introduced in the House
    January 16, 2018 Referred to State & Local Government Committee
    February 14, 2018 Reported out of committee
    March 7, 2018 Passed in House 90-2
    March 21, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Government Oversight & Reform Committee
    December 6, 2018 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 440 - Health Insurance
    Sponsored by Representative Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)

    Establishes and operates the Ohio Health Care Plan to provide universal health care coverage to all Ohio residents.
    Chronology
    December 7, 2017 Introduced in the House
    January 16, 2018 Referred to Insurance Committee

     


    H.B. 416 - Health Insurance
    Sponsored by Representative Matt Huffman (R-Lima)

    Regarding the provision of cost estimates for scheduled health care services and health care services requiring insurer preauthorization.
    Chronology
    November 16, 2017 Introduced in the House
    November 28, 2017 Referred to Insurance Committee


    H.B. 397 - Newborn Screening
    Sponsored by Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

    Includes spinal muscular atrophy as an additional disorder to be screened for under the Newborn Screening Program.
    Chronology
    October 26, 2017 Introduced in the House
    October 31, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 326 - Prescribing Authority
    Sponsored by Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati)

    Authorizes certain psychologists to prescribe psychotropic and other drugs for the treatment of drug addiction and mental illness.
    Chronology
    August 21, 2017 Introduced in the House
    September 12, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 317 - Tax Deduction
    Sponsored by Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp)

    Authorizes, for six years, a personal income tax deduction for a physician based on the number of hours the physician provides uncompensated medical services through a hospital, free clinic, or nongovernmental medical organization.
    Chronology
    August 7, 2017 Introduced in the House
    September 12, 2017 Referred to Ways & Means Committee


    H.B. 302 - Pregnant Minors
    Sponsored by Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

    Authorizes a pregnant minor to consent to receive health care to maintain or improve her life or the life of the unborn child she is carrying.
    Chronology
    July 5, 2017 Introduced in the House
    September 12, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 286 - Palliative Care
    Sponsored by Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland)

    Creates the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council, establishes the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program, and requires health care facilities to identify patients and residents who could benefit from palliative care.
    Chronology
    June 22, 2017 Introduced in the House
    September 12, 2017 Referred to Aging & Long Term Care Committee
    October 25, 2017 Reported out of committee
    November 29, 2017 Passed in House 90-0
    December 13, 2017 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    November 27, 2018 Reported out of committee
    December 6, 2018 Passed in Senate 29-0


    H.B. 273 - Admitting Privileges
    Sponsored by Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green)

    Prohibits 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.
    Chronology
    June 14, 2017 Introduced in the House
    June 20, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 258 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Representative Christina Hagan (R-Marlboro Twp)

    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
    June 6, 2017 Introduced in the House
    September 12, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    December 13, 2017 Reported out of committee
    November 15, 2018 Passed in House 60-35


    H.B. 248 - Drug Coverage
    Sponsored by Representative Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood)

    Regarding coverage for prescription contraceptive drugs and devices, the provision of certain hospital and pregnancy prevention services for victims of sexual assault, the dispensing of hormonal contraceptives to adults without a prescription, and comprehensive sexual health and sexually transmitted infection education in schools.
    Chronology
    May 24, 2017 Introduced in the House
    June 6, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 231 - Controlled Substances
    Sponsored by Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem)

    Requires pharmacists to offer to dispense controlled substances in lockable or tamper-evident containers.
    Chronology
    May 17, 2017 Introduced in the House
    May 23, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    May 29, 2017 Reported out of committee
    June 20, 2018 Passed in House 84-2
    November 14, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 234 - Reproductive Care
    Sponsored by Representative Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)

    Criminalizes impeding access to reproductive health care and creates a cause of action for harassment or intimidation of one or more employees of a health care facility.
    Chronology
    May 23, 2017 Introduced in the House
    June 6, 2017 Referred to Criminal Justice Committee


    H.B. 214 - Abortions
    Sponsored by Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland)

    Prohibits a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.

    Signed by the Governor on December 22, 2017; effective in 90 days


    H.B. 191 - Nurse Anesthetists
    Sponsored by Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville)

    Regarding the practice of certified registered nurse anesthetists.
    Chronology
    April 26, 2017 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 184 - Dentistry
    Sponsored by Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

    Authorizes the provision of dental services through teledentistry, requires a proposal for creation of a primary care dental student component of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program, and makes other changes to the laws governing the practices of dentistry and dental hygiene.
    Chronology
    April 12, 2017 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    September 20, 2017 Reported out of committee
    October 11, 2017 Passed in House 87-5
    October 25, 2017 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 172 - Medical Records
    Sponsored by Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

    Modifies the laws governing access to a patient's medical records.
    Chronology
    March 29, 2017 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    December 13, 2017 Reported out of committee
    January 24, 2018 Referred to committee


    H.B. 171 - EMS Shifts
    Sponsored by Representative Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland)

    Limits the hours worked in a work shift and requires work breaks for emergency medical service providers.
    Chronology
    March 29, 2017 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2017 Referred to Economic Development, Commerce & Labor Committee


    H.B. 167 - Opiod Medications
    Sponsored by Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville)

    Regarding addiction treatment and opioid prescribing by physicians and dentists.
    Chronology
    March 28, 2017 Introduced in the House
    May 1, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    June 27, 2018 Reported out of committee
    November 14, 2018 Passed in House 83-0
    November 28, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 149 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Representative Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland)

    Expands the crime of abortion trafficking and increases the penalty.
    Chronology
    March 22, 2017 Introduced in the House
    March 29, 2017 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 145 - Confidential Treatment
    Sponsored by Representative Matt Huffman (R-Lima)

    Provides for the establishment of a confidential program for the treatment of certain impaired practitioners and declares an emergency.

    Signed by the Governor on February 8, 2018; effective immediately

     


    H.B. 131 - Physical Therapy
    Sponsored by Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green)

    Modifies the laws governing the practice of physical therapy.
    Chronology
    March 16, 2017 Introduced in the House
    March 29, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    March 21, 2018 Reported out of committee
    April 11, 2018 Passed in House 86-0
    May 9, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    December 4, 2018 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 111 - Mental Health Commitments
    Sponsored by Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Twp)

    Authorizes certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have a person involuntarily transported to a hospital for a mental health examination; modifies APRN standard care arrangement requirements; clarifies APRN license application requirements; grandfathers certain APRNs from meeting educational and examination requirements for licensure; reduces the pre-examination practice requirement for certain dialysis technician applicants; makes changes in the laws administered by the State Medical Board, including those related to physician training certificates and limited permits to practice respiratory care; coordinates procedures for investigating Respiratory Care Law violations with procedures governing State Medical Board investigations; makes changes relating to physician assistant supervision agreements; authorizes a board of county hospital trustees of a charter county hospital to have hospital facilities in a county contiguous to any charter county; establishes a biennial license renewal system for orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists; modifies an allocation to children's crisis care facilities; requires certification of certain addiction services; modifies the requirements for licensure of methadone treatment programs and requires licensure of other opioid treatment programs; repeals sections 5119.367, 5119.391, and 5119.392 of the Revised Code twelve months after the effective date of this act; and declares an emergency.

    Signed by the Governor on June 29, 2018; effective immediately


    H.B. 101 - Epinephrine Dispensing
    Sponsored by Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Twp)

    Authorizes an epinephrine autoinjector substitution when a prescription is filled or refilled, authorizes epinephrine to be dispensed without a prescription under a physician-established protocol, and declares the act the "Epinephrine Accessibility Act."
    Chronology
    February 28, 2017 Introduced in the House
    March 7, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    May 3, 2017 Reported out of committee
    May 10, 2017 Passed in House 93-0
    May 17, 2017 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 85 - Health Care Compact
    Sponsored by Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton)

    To enter into the Health Care Compact.
    Chronology
    February 22, 2017 Introduced in the House
    February 28, 2017 Referred to Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee
    May 15, 2018 Reported out of committee


    H.B. 73 - Pharmacy Sales
    Sponsored by Representative Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton)

    Prohibits sales of dextromethorphan without a prescription to persons under age 18.
    Chronology
    February 21, 2017 Introduced in the House
    February 28, 2017 Referred to Health Committee
    March 29, 2017 Reported out of committee
    March 30, 2017 Passed in House 89-4
    April 26, 2017 Moved to Senate and referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    H.B. 7 - Medical Provider Immunity
    Sponsored by Representative Robert Cupp (R-Lima)

    Grants qualified civil immunity to certain medical providers who provide emergency medical services as a result of a disaster; provides 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; provides 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; specifies 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; provides 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; provides 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; requires that governmental agencies that receive peer review committee records maintain their confidentiality; and clarifies the definition of "medical claim."
    Chronology
    February 1, 2017
    Introduced in the House
    February 8, 2017 Referred to Civil Justice Committee
    May 23, 2017 Reported out of committee
    June 27, 2018 Passed in House 71-16
    November 13, 2018 Moved to Senate and referred to Judiciary Committee
    November 29, 2018Reported out of committee
    December 5, 2018 Passed in Senate 31-0
    December 6, 2018 House concurs in Senate amendments


    S.B. 310 - Non-Opioid Therapy
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)

    Establish procedures for using non-opioid directives, requires prescribers to inform patients about non-opioid therapies, and requires health insurers to cover non-opioid therapies for treating pain.
    Chronology
    June 14, 2018
    Introduced in the Senate
    June 19, 2018 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 301 - Nurse Anesthetists
    Sponsored by Senator Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander)

    Regarding the practice of certified registered nurse anesthetists.
    Chronology
    May 23, 2018
    Introduced in the Senate
    June 5, 2018 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 275 - Nurse Anesthetists
    Sponsored by Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville)

    Regarding the authority of certified registered nurse anesthetists to administer drugs in addition to anesthesia and to select and order certain other drugs.
    Chronology
    March 20, 2018
    Introduced in the Senate
    April 11, 2018 Referred to Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee


    S.B. 259 - Physician Assistants
    Sponsored by Senator Bob Hackett (R–London)

    Revises the law regulating physician assistant practice.

    Signed by the Governor on September 25, 2018; effective in 90 days


    S.B. 253 - Prescription Prices
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)

    Establishes requirements regarding prescription drug and medical equipment pricing.
    Chronology
    February 5, 2018 Introduced in the Senate
    March 21, 2018 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 249 - Terminal Conditions
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)

    Authorizes an individual with a terminal condition and the capacity to make medical decisions to request a prescription for an aid-in-dying medication.
    Chronology
    January 24, 2018
    Introduced in the Senate
    March 21, 2018 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 243 - Medicaid Copayments
    Sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls)

    Regarding Medicaid copayment requirements.
    Chronology
    December 18, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    January 17, 2018 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    June 5, 2018 Reported out of committee
    November 14, 2018 Passed in Senate 32-0
    November 27, 2018 Moved to House and referred to Government Accountability & Oversight Committee


    S.B. 237 - Medicaid Coverage
    Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering)

    Prohibits the Medicaid program from covering the expansion eligibility group after December 31, 2018.
    Chronology
    November 29, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    December 5, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 218 - Medicaid Providers
    Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering)

    Regarding surety bonds and minimum training for certain Medicaid providers.
    Chronology
    October 17, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    November 15, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 193 - Long-Term Care
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)

    Creates a long-term care inspection committee.
    Chronology
    September 19, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    October 25, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 178 - Medicaid Expansion
    Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering)

    Establishes procedures for the use of medical orders for life-sustaining treatment and to make changes to the laws governing DNR identification and orders.
    Chronology
    August 10, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    September 6, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 177 - Qualified Immunity
    Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering)

    Expands the circumstances in which qualified immunity from civil liability applies with respect to volunteer health care services provided to indigent and uninsured persons.
    Chronology
    August 10, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    September 6, 2017 Referred to Judiciary Committee


    S.B. 168 - Medicaid Expansion
    Sponsored by Senator Kris Jordan (R–Ostrander)

    Prohibits the Medicaid program from covering the expansion eligibility group and requires aggregate General Revenue Fund appropriations for state agencies to be reduced by specified amounts for the biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2019.
    Chronology
    June 21, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    June 28, 2017 Referred to Finance Committee


    S.B. 164 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Senator Frank LaRosa (R-Hudson)

    Prohibits a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.
    Chronology
    June 13, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    June 15, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    November 14, 2017 Reported out of committee
    November 15, 2017 Passed in Senate 20-12
    November 28, 2017 Moved to House and referred to Health Committee
    December 5, 2017 Reported out of committee


    S.B. 154 - Opioid Addiction
    Sponsored by Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman)

    Provides for the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction, makes an appropriation, and declares an emergency.
    Chronology
    May 17, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    May 24, 2017 Referred to Finance Committee


    S.B. 145 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima)

    Criminalizes and creates a civil action for dismemberment abortions.
    Chronology
    May 4, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    May 10, 2017 Referred to Judiciary Committee
    June 28, 2017 Reported out of committee
    June 28, 2017 Passed in Senate 24-9
    September 12, 2017 Moved to House and referred to Criminal Justice Committee
    December 11, 2018 Reported out of committee


    S.B. 126 - Conversion Therapy
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)

    Prohibits certain health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.
    Chronology
    April 5, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    April 26, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 119 - Opiod Medications
    Sponsored by Senator Bob Hackett (R-London)

    Regarding addiction treatment and opioid prescribing by physicians and dentists.
    Chronology
    March 28, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    April 26, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee
    June 5, 2018 Reported out of committee
    June 27, 2018 Passed in Senate 32-0
    November 13, 2018 Moved to House and referred to Health Committee
    December 5, 2018 Reported out of committee
    December 6, 2018 Passed in House 85-0


    S.B. 110 - Health Care Identification
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus

    Requires a health care professional to wear identification when providing care or treatment in the presence of a patient.
    Chronology
    March 21, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    April 26, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 102 - Nursing Home Outbreaks
    Sponsored by Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond)

    Regarding outbreaks of Clostridium difficile in nursing homes.
    Chronology
    March 15, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    April 5, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 98 - Dental Therapists
    Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering)

    Establishes licensing requirements for dental therapists.
    Chronology
    March 14, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    March 15, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 55 - Nurse Staffing
    Sponsored by Senator Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood)

    Establishes minimum ratios of direct-care registered nurses to patients in hospitals, specifies rights of registered nurses working in hospitals, and prohibits retaliatory actions by hospitals against registered nurses.
    Chronology
    February 15, 2017 Introduced in the Senate
    February 15, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee


    S.B. 28 - Abortion
    Sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Twp)

    Regarding final disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions.
    Chronology
    January 31, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    February 1, 2017 Referred to Government Oversight & Reform Committee
    January 10, 2018 Reported out of committee
    January 17, 2018 Passed in Senate 24-9
    January 23, 2018 Moved to House and referred to Health Committee
    February 28, 2018 Reported out of committee


    S.B. 16 - Cultural Competency
    Sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)

    Requires certain health care professionals to complete instruction in cultural competency.
    Chronology
    January 31, 2017
    Introduced in the Senate
    February 1, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee