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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center actively supports legislation that will help the hospital fulfill its mission to improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. For patients from our community, the nation and the world, the care we provide will achieve the best: medical and quality of life outcomes, patient and family experience and value, today and in the future. As such, staff in the Office of Government Relations work in close collaboration with city, state and federal legislators to identify and advance legislation that meets this goal. Though we support many bills, below are our top priorities. If you are interested in getting more information on any of these bills, please contact Melissa Saladonis, Assistant Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-636-1853.
Title / Legislation
Level of Commitment
Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Reauthorization – S.958
Reauthorizes CHGME program for 5 years.
Appropriates annual funding for CHGME program.
Children's Hospital Association Medicaid Proposal
Developing proposal for high risk population.
Pediatric Research Consortia Act – S. 424
Creates pediatric centers of excellence to obtain more NIH funding in pediatric research.
H.B. 59 – Ohio Biennial Budget
Operating budget for State of Ohio
H.B. 230 – Food Donation
Allows refundable tax credit for food donation.
S.B. 165 – Firearms
Prohibits MD's from asking if there is a firearm in the home in a medical setting.
Health and Hospital Levy
Provides $5.2m to CCHMC per year for 3 years for care of those that need care.
Martin Luther King Interchange
Funding for new I-71 Martin Luther Interchange.
Sponsorship – Responsible for leading the efforts to pass legislationCo-sponsorship – Provide technical, legislative and/or promotional assistance to the sponsoring organizationEndorsement – Supportive of the legislation/initiative – may issue public statements in supportNeutral/No Position – Remaining neutral/do nothingOpposed
Updated as of August 15, 2013
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