Legislative Advocacy


The OSMA Government Relations Group relentlessly advocates for physicians, saving you time and promoting the profession. We are dedicated to ensuring quality health care for all Ohioans and work to inform patients and the public of critical issues impacting health care. Our advocacy efforts include monitoring the major issues affecting the practice of medicine at the state and federal level. Currently, those top priorities include:


  1. Deregulation of the Practice of Medicine

  2. Out-of-Network Billing, or “Surprise Billing”

  3. Mental Health Parity

  4. Scope of Practice

  5. Decreasing Barriers to Treatment for
    Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders

  6. Medical Price Transparency

  7. Medicaid

  8. Ban on Tanning for Minors

Read Details on Top Issues