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06/05/2024

OPPA signs onto coalition proponent testimony on House Bill 452 - efforts to address violence against heathcare providers

House Bill 452 requires each hospital system, and each hospital that is not part of a hospital system, to establish a security plan for preventing workplace violence and managing aggressive behaviors. The hospital system or hospital making the plan must involve a team of health care employees who provide direct patient care. The bill also includes reporting requirements.

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06/05/2024

New innovative tool generates customized 988 materials for Ohio communities

Just ahead of the two-year anniversary of the launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in Ohio, a new tool has been created to allow anyone throughout the state to design free, customized 988 materials that can be shared within their communities. The easy-to-use OHIO988 Materials Generator will help stakeholders and individuals throughout Ohio to create handouts, posters, and social media graphics with messaging and visuals that can be tailored to their respective audience.

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05/29/2024

OPPA sends Action Alert to members to take action to oppose Senate Bill 60

Please contact your legislators if you haven't already done so

OPPA (and other physician groups in Ohio) sent out a Call to Action in opposition of Senate Bill 60 that would establish licensure by the State Medical Board for a new allied practitioner: a certified mental health assistants (CMHAs). The legislation does not outline any education and training requirements for this new practitioner and would give them prescriptive authority. The Ohio Senate is poised to vote on this legislation in the coming weeks and OPPA needs your help. Please follow the instructions to send a letter to your Senator and Representative and urge them NOT to support SB 60. It will only take a few moments of your time, and it is critical that your legislators hear from you that while Ohio physicians understand and share the common goal of addressing the increased need for mental health care services across the state – this proposal is NOT the solution!

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Mon
8
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July 8, 2024
7:00PM - 8:00PM

OPPA Government Relations Committee Meeting

Thu
11
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July 11, 2024
6:00PM - 7:00PM

OPPA Early Career Psychiatrist Committee Meeting