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Ohio Legislative Update


Unfortunately, this year’s OOS annual legislative day was canceled due to COVID-19. Below is a list of legislative initiatives in the healthcare arena being considered before the Ohio General Assembly. The OOS worked with a coalition led by the OSMA to pass medical liability legislation protecting doctors during the pandemic. The bill listed below is the most comprehensive passed by any state this year.

Legislative Highlights Include:

“Essential businesses and operations” is defined as stated in the Director of Health’s Order that “All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity” issued on March 22, 2020. HB 606 does not eliminate, limit, or reduce any civil immunity conferred upon a person who provides services for essential businesses and operations by any other Revised Code provision or by case law. (Signed into law by Gov. DeWine on 9/14/2020) 



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