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Ohio's 2021 Legislative Wrap Up & 2022 Preview


It was another hectic year for OSMA’s Advocacy team with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with many major legislative issues in the spotlight. As usual, OSMA was on-hand to discuss topics impacting the practice of medicine with legislators and testify in committee hearings.

Read on for a summary of the activity on OSMA’s advocacy agenda this past year, and a preview of what’s in store for 2022.


Other Issues & 2022 Preview

OSMA continued to work on the following issues in 2021, and they remain a part of the 2022 advocacy agenda:

Insurance Issues

Some of the issues we are looking into taking action on include:

In early 2022, OSMA is looking into drafting legislation and getting a proposal introduced to enact these important reforms. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!


Scope of Practice Issues

Public Health Issues

Additionally, the OSMA Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Physicians Health Plan (OPHP) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), recently launched OSMA CARES: Well-being Checkup And Referral Engagement Service. This is a free, simple and anonymous tool to help physicians and all Ohio-licensed health care providers check up on their mental and emotional health.

OSMA will keep you informed this year with the upcoming election and the proceedings in the Ohio Legislature. Stay tuned for forthcoming information in our monthly advocacy updates!


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