HB 177

On March 29, 2019, Ohio Representative Tom Brinkman introduced HB 177, the “Better Access, Better Care Act,” aimed at retiring the mandatory collaboration agreement between APRNs and physicians and podiatrists.

The retirement of the Standard Care Arrangement (SCA) does not preclude voluntary professional collaboration among healthcare providers – it is just another step to improve Ohioan’s access to quality healthcare.

OAAPN encourages you to support this effort by visiting the Ohioans for Healthcare Access website where you can send a letter in support of HB 177. Once there, you will be matched with your Ohio representative and, in just several clicks, deliver your letter of support. This is a critical milestone for our profession and patients across Ohio who need increased access to healthcare. We hope that you will take several minutes today to participate in this important show of support to Rep. Brinkman and his introduction ofHB 177.

Here is a link to the initial press release on the bill for your review.

Thank you in advance for your advocacy! If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at info@oaapn.org.