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    2016 Legislative Priorities

    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 melissa.saladonis@cchmc.org or 513-636-1853.

    Title / Legislation

    Description

    Level of Commitment

    Federal

    CHGME Appropriation

    Appropriates annual funding for CHGME program.

    Co-Sponsorship

    ACE Act for Kids – S.298, H.R. 546

    Serving medical fragile kids.

    Co-Sponsorship

    State

    Infant Mortality-Data Collection – S.B.9

    Data collection on state-administered services provided in the home that are aimed at reducing infant mortality and negative birth outcomes.

    Endorsement

    Bicycle Helmet Requirement – S.B.48

    Require bicycle operators and passengers under 18 years of age to wear protective helmets when the bicycle is operated on a roadway.

    Endorsement

    Vaccination-Employment – H.B.170

    Prohibit an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated against influenza.

    Opposed

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses – H.B.216

    Revise the law governing advanced practice registered nurses.

    Neutral

    State Trauma Board – H.B.261

    Establish the State Trauma Board in the Ohio Department of Health, to require that facilities that provide trauma care be designated by the Board as level I, II or III trauma centers.

    Neutral

    School-Camp Inhaler Permit – H.B.39

    Permit schools and camps to procure and use a metered dose inhaler or dry powdered inhaler used to alleviate asthmatic symptoms in accordance with prescribed policies and to exempt them from licensing requirements related to the procession of these inhalers.

    Endorsement

    Local

    Health and Hospital Levy

    Provides $5.2m to CCHMC per year for 3 years for care of those that need care.

    Co-Sponsorship

    Martin Luther King Interchange

    Funding for new I-71 Martin Luther Interchange.

    Endorsement

    Level of Commitment Key:

    Sponsorship – Responsible for leading the efforts to pass legislation
    Co-sponsorship – Provide technical, legislative and/or promotional assistance to the sponsoring organization
    Endorsement – Supportive of the legislation/initiative – may issue public statements in support
    Neutral/No Position – Remaining neutral/do nothing
    Opposed

    Updated as of February 22, 2016