Legislative Updates


On April 15, 2021, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 122 which expressly authorizes APRNs to provide telehealth services and sets forth various standards of care that must be met when providing telehealth. The bill is now under consideration by the Senate Health Committee. OAAPN is working with OHA and the legislature to pass this important legislation before the emergency telehealth rules expire.

We Stand for Better Healthcare Access for All Ohioans

House Bill 221, The Enact Better Access, Better Care Act, was introduced in the Ohio House on March 17, 2021 by primary sponsors Representative Brinkman and Representative Gross.  It seeks to expand access to vital healthcare services by eliminating Ohio’s Standard Care Arrangement. Representatives Miller and Riedel have joined as co-sponsors. 

OAAPN continues to advocate for better access to care for all Ohioans and this is one big step closer in pursuit of that important initiative for our state! Look for more details and updates as they become available.

You can find more information about the bill as introduced at this LINK.