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2017 03/07/17
(postponed/cancelled) 
 07/11/2017    09/26/2017 
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12/05/2017
2016 01/19/2016  04/19/2016  09/13/2016   12/13/2016
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2015  03/03/2015  06/09/2015  09/22/2015  12/08/2015 (postponed)
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Prior Policy Reviews and Initiatives:
  • Results of 2012 Rule Review Testing Protocol Fact-Finding
License Exam Vendor Fact-Finding - Orthotics & Prosthetics
September 2012 Comments & Discussion
October 2012 Comments & Discussion
November 2012 Comments & Discussion
Public Comments Received

  • Report to ODJFS/Medicaid on Cranial Orthotic Reimbursement Rule, approved by the Board at its meeting of 06/08/2011 
  • Comment on Cranial Remolding Orthotic Device Reimbursement in "Clearance" in ODJFS rule promulgation process filed 06/24/2011 
  • Guidance to Profession and DMEPOS Providers Regarding Prefabricated Orthotic Devices - Regulatory Rubric applied - approved by the Board at its meeting of 06/08/2011
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For documents pertaining to meetings that took place prior to those listed here, please contact the Board via email.

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Legislative Update

Allied Healthcare Licensing, Regulation Targeted for Organizational Revamp

Proposal Now Pending in Biennial Budget Bill House Bill 49 of the 132nd General Assembly

June 21-2017 - Amended Substitute House Bill 49, as voted out of Senate Finance and passed by the Senate, maintains licensure in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, while placing administration of the provisions of Chapter 4779 of the Revised Code with the OT-PT-AT Board, and creates an OP&P Advisory Council to make recommendations about O&P licensure and regulation to the Joint Board.  Click here for the language amending current Chapter 4779.  The House refused to concur as to the Senate amendments, and the bill has moved to Conference Committee.  Report is expected by June 28th. 

June 7, 2017 - The Board offered written and verbal testimony at a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. 

May 24, 2017 - The Board offered written and verbal testimony at a hearing before the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommittee. 

May 2, 2017 - The House Finance Committee adopted an omnibus amendment to the budget bill which "undid" the proposed merging of the OPP Board into the OT-PT-AT Board, abandoning the proposal to form a State Physical Health Services Board and providing for a summary sun-setting of Chapter 4779 to be fully effective as of January 21, 2018.  The bill as reported out was passed by the full House the same day and reported to the Senate for consideration.  The House version provides that all licenses issued under Chapter 4779 would become "void as of that date."

April 6, 2017 - The Board offered written and verbal testimony at a hearing before the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommittee

 

March 7, 2017 -- The Board offered written and verbal testimony at a hearing before the House Finance Subcommittee on State Government and Agency Review

 Budget testimony // Committee Questions // Governor's Recommendations OPP // Governor's Recommendations SPHSB //

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December 9, 2016 -- The current 2-year session of the Ohio General Assembly is closing with no further hearings scheduled on these bills.  For further information, contact the Ohio O&P Association and your elected officials.

Nov. 15, 2016 -- One week after the end of the 2016 election season and just six weeks shy of the end of the 131st General Assembly session, twin bills have been introduced for hearings and appear to be poised for a push to passage by the end of the calendar year.  With strong backing from legislative leaders and the Governor's Office of Health Transformation, the 450-page measures seek to insulate Ohio's healthcare regulators from legal liability and anti-trust attack, abolish several independent agencies by apportioning functions to other, larger existing entities and/or forming newer umbrella licensing structures, and reduce redundant bureaucratic oversight processes.

The new boards formed would be charged with, among other things, establishing a code of ethical practice for individuals licensed, certified, or registered by that board and that "the board shall define unprofessional conduct [to] include engaging in a dual relationship with a client or former client, committing an act of sexual abuse, misconduct, or exploitation of a client or former client, and, except as permitted by law, violating client confidentiality."

The Physical Health Services Board would assume responsibility for administering the licensure and regulation of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers licensing as well as Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.

The Behavioral Health Professionals Board would consolidate regulation of Chemical Dependency Professionals; Counselors and Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists; and Board of Psychology stakeholders.

The Vision and Hearing Professional Board would aggregate functions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; Optometrists and Optical Dispensers; and Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters.

A Fact Sheet on the initiative states:  "Reforming Ohio’s medical professional licensing board structure will minimize legal vulnerabilities related to antitrust laws, align board licensing and regulation with modern clinical standards and practices, promote coordination to better detect and act upon professional misconduct, and create smaller, more efficient government to achieve taxpayer savings."

The State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
Mark B. Levy, Director
77 S. High St., 18th Floor  •  Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-1157   •  Fax: (614) 387-7347   •  Email Us