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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 don’t hesitate to contact Melissa Saladonis, Assistant Vice President, at email@example.com 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.
Coalition of Independent Children's Hospitals Proposals
Developing proposals for high risk population.
Pediatric Research Consortia Act – H.R. 6163
Creates pediatric centers of excellence to obtain more NIH funding in pediatric research.
Fit for Life – H.R. 2795
Federal Obesity Legislation which mandates healthy food in schools, BMI measurement and physical education.
H.B. 292 – Genetic Counseling
Forms certification and license requirements for genetic counselors.
H.B. 143 – Return to Play Concussion Legislation
Develops standards for recreation and school athletes in all sports to return to play after concussions.
S.B. 286 – Professional Development Certificate
Creates a certificate through State Medical Board that would allow international doctors to get hands on learning experience.
S.B. 83 – Schedule II Authority for APNs
Allows APNs to prescribe for Schedule II drugs.
H.B. 367 – Pediatric Respite Care
Creates a new type of license for pediatric respite care that is different from hospice.
H.B. 417 – Continuity of Care Bill
Mandates all hospitals inform patients when a physician leaves their employment.
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 September 12, 2012
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