Ohio Policymakers Introduce Legislative Initiative that Could Impact O&P in the State

Last week, Ohio State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced a legislative initiative called The Common Sense Initiative (CSI). The CSI includes language that will give flexibility to the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board to give permission to those who research and develop prosthetics using 3-D printing technology.

AOPA is working on obtaining the full proposal language so that we can do an analysis of the impact it will have on Ohio licensure and O&P practitioners. Without it, it is hard to know what the exact impacts are, but we know at the very least it is an opportunity to educate elected officials on the O&P profession as we continue to work with them in the future.

We will continue to keep you updated as appropriate. Should you have any comments or additional information about this proposal please email, Ashlie White at awhite@AOPAnet.org, Joe McTernan at jmcternan@AOPAnet.org, and Devon Bernard at dbernard@AOPAnet.org.