Advocacy

Overview & Priorities

The Ohio AAP’s Advocacy Pillar coordinates the Chapter’s state

legislative efforts and overall messaging. Pillar members aim to be

the “experts at the table” for children’s issues in the state of Ohio.

Our Advocacy leaders spend many hours at the Ohio statehouse, meeting

with representatives and other children’s and physician organizations,

to advocate for our members and the children of Ohio. We welcome your

involvement in this pillar and our advocacy activities.

134TH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
GOALS (2021-2022)

1. Improve Ohio’s Immunization Rates and Data


2. Protect and Promote the Practice of Medicine as well as the Value of Science


3. Promote Injury Prevention Legislation


4. Ohio Medicaid Spending and Reform


5. Environmental Health

STATE LEGISLATION
WATCH LIST

House Bill 9: Prohibit sales of dextromethorphan without a prescription to persons under age 18


House Bill 61: “Save Women’s Sports Act” to require schools, state institutions of higher education, and private colleges to designate separate single-sex teams and sports for each sex.


House Bill 350: Prohibit mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, vaccine proof


House Bill 283: Prohibit driving while using electronic communications device


House Bill 248: Enact vaccine choice and anti-discrimination act


House Bill 244: Educational opportunities/enrollment of military kids


House Bill 221: Enact Better Access, Better Care Act regarding nursing


House Bill 122: Regards provision of telehealth services


Senate Bill 6: Enter into Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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