HB 177 Update

HB 177 Update: Representative Brinkman and the OAAPN lobbying team have continued to meet with House Health Committee members and House Leadership to advance HB 177: The Better Access, Better Care Act.

OAAPN was informed that Interested Party Testimony will take place on Tuesday, June 18, in Room 116 during the House Health Committee meeting. The committee meeting begins at 11:00 am, however we do not know when exactly the Interested Party Testimony will take place. Please remember that OAAPN does not have any control over the actual timing of the testimony so, if you are able to attend, please be prepared to spend a few hours at the Statehouse. We are excited about this next step in the process which would be the last before a vote to get out of the House Health Committee.

We are excited about this next step in the process which would be the last before a vote to get out of committee. For those able to attend, we encourage you to wear your lab coat in support of APRNs. If you are not able to attend, please check our Facebook page – we will post a link to the live stream if it is available. (Please note, some rooms do not have a live stream and it may not be available)

Thank you for your support thus far and I want to continue to encourage you to write letters to house members. Visit the Ohioans for Healthcare Access website now to send a letter of support for HB 177. You will be matched with your Ohio representative and in just several clicks, deliver your letter of support. You can also support our legislative efforts by making a donation today at this LINK.